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Visual Studio Team Test 2008 Quick Reference Guide Community Site


Another great resource brought to you by the VSTS Rangers!  A quick reference for users of the Team Test features of Visual Studio Team System 2008. The purpose of this project is to build some insightful and practical guidance around Visual Studio Team Test.  It’s a collaborative effort by VSTS Rangers, Microsoft Services, and VSTS […]

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Visual Studio 2008 Database Edition GDR v2 RC1 available


The Release Candidate (RC) for the Visual Studio 2008 Database Edition GDR is available to evaluate.  This is a limited service release.  The RC will be available for a short period followed by the release of the RTM version of the GDR v2.  During the RC period, you can verify fixes to the issues listed […]

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TFS Check-in Validation Tool (Gated Check-in)


If you’ve been looking for Gated Check-in functionality for Team Build, have a look at Buddy Build, recently updated the tool extends Team Build 2008 by enabling buddy build queuing (pre-checkin), validating check-ins using a developers’ shelveset, and build agent pooling, all from within the Visual Studio 2008 interface. Need to know more about MSBuild […]

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MSBuild Sidekick v2.3 Released


If you’ve ever had to work with MSBuild or Team Build you know that editing and debugging those .xml files can be quite tedious in a text editor.  MSBuild Sidekick allows you to view, edit, build and debug Microsoft Visual Studio 2005/2008 C# and VB.Net project files, Microsoft Team Build project files, Visual Studio 2005/2008 […]

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VSTS 2008 Team Foundation Server Management Pack for SCOM 2007


Supports auto discovery of TFS components, health model using Monitors, includes tasks, diagnostic and recovery for certain failures. The Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2008 Management Pack monitors exposed services of TFS. This management pack includes event rules and monitors. It is designed to proactively monitor quality and availability of TFS services and even automate recovery […]

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Teamprise Client Suite 3.2 Released


  With the new Teamprise Client Suite 3.2, you get more features, more platforms, and more flexibility when accessing Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server from Java and cross-platform environments. New Command-line Client features include Branch, Merge, and Diff Map projects outside your Eclipse workspace Build Maven projects from Team Build Kerberos authentication support on […]

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Microsoft Office SharePoint Server Application Development Guidance Whitepaper


VSTS Rangers: This content was created in a VSTS Rangers project. “Our mission is to accelerate the adoption of Microsoft Visual Studio Team System by delivering out-of-band solutions for missing features or guidance. We work closely with members of Microsoft Services and MVP communities to make sure that their solutions address real-world blockers.” Bijan Javidi, […]

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StyleCop Updates and Run StyleCop as part of your Team Build


Version 4.3.1 contains the following fixes and updates over 4.3.0: Ability to use <include> tags within Xml documentation headers Fixes crash and instability on Web projects Violations can appear within generated code regions Setup slowness when registering with VS2008 Partial methods not handled correctly Documentation rules should understand <include> element Require get accessor before set […]

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Report errors with TFS 2008 and SSRS 2008


  There are issues affecting several built-in reports for TFS 2008 if the TFS Data Tier is using SQL Server 2008. Microsoft is currently working to provide a full, self-installing update package for these reports that will function properly with SQL Server Reporting Services 2008.  In the meantime however, fixed copies of these reports are […]

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Email Reporter: VSTS 2008 Load Test Plug-in


Allows users to send the load test reports to one or more pre-configured email addresses automatically, once a VSTS Load Test is completed.  This open-source load test plug-in also provides support for customization by which you can customize the reported performance data. It is located here in the MSDN code gallery. Technorati Tags: Visual Studio […]

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