jampick's WebLog

Using productivity factor effectively to build achievable iteration plans

Folks at Microsoft have great integrity. That is, they do what they say they are going to do and let...

Author: jampick Date: 03/14/2011

Checklists… not just for weekend chores.

I wanted to pass on a book that I’ll be wrapping up shortly.  I’m getting some good ideas that...

Author: jampick Date: 07/16/2010

TFS 2010 Code Churn Report – Getting Additional Detail

It’s great to see more TFS users use a tool they know, Excel, in conjunction with a tool they may...

Author: jampick Date: 07/05/2010

Automation to relate TFS work items

If you are using TFS 2008 for work item tracking be sure to get most out of the tool by relating...

Author: jampick Date: 09/21/2009

New Team Foundation Server case study is available

I was lucky enough to have some I’d been a part of captured in a case study.  The engagement...

Author: jampick Date: 07/02/2009

Source Access by Branch and Role using Team Foundation Server

  It’s great to see the latest version of Team Foundation Server branching guide just passed...

Author: jampick Date: 06/19/2009

Bulk update of TFS Areas with ICommonStructureService

I recently had to create an area tree, in a TFS project, with  large number (500+) of...

Author: jampick Date: 06/06/2009

Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V + TFS Build

My colleague, Ian Ceicys (http://blogs.msdn.com/iceicys/) just pointed me to a great book on Windows...

Author: jampick Date: 04/28/2009

Team Explorer cache cleaning

When switching between TFS servers (i.e. different servers not TFS projects) there can be data that...

Author: jampick Date: 02/26/2009

TechReady 8 in Seattle

If you are attending the Microsoft technical readiness (TechReady) conference this week in Seattle...

Author: jampick Date: 02/01/2009

File revision and source control system moves

Determining how long it will take to migrate source and revision history is usually tricky for me to...

Author: jampick Date: 01/04/2009

TFS Branching Guide refresh available now!

If you use any sort of source control system you will find this TFS Branching Guide available at...

Author: jampick Date: 12/22/2008

TFS Reboot Order

Here are some steps you may want to take to around planning downtime for your Team Foundation Server...

Author: jampick Date: 12/11/2008

Visual Studio 2010 == happiness

"Visual Studio 2010 == happiness" is from one of the VSTS 2010 talks today. I expected more buzz...

Author: jampick Date: 10/28/2008

Agile adoption at the methodology level

I jumpstarted my PDC experience this year by attending a pre-conference talk on Agile Perspective;...

Author: jampick Date: 10/27/2008

Live from Los Angeles... It's the 2008 PDC!

I'm in Los Angeles this week to attend the Microsoft Professional Developers Conference (PDC). My...

Author: jampick Date: 10/27/2008

Sample branch plan for concurrent hot fix, service pack and v-next work

Below is a branch plan that I've used before that enables servicing a released product with hot...

Author: jampick Date: 07/06/2008

Managing build dependencies ... check them all in. All of them if you can.

There are many posts and deep thoughts on source code branching but little advice on how deep you...

Author: jampick Date: 06/22/2008

TFS Max Path mitigation via check-in policy

This post applies mostly to Team Build 2005 but users of later versions of TFS may find this useful...

Author: jampick Date: 06/17/2008