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SharePoint 2010 Master Pages and Page Layouts


  It has been a little while since I we were tasked to build a SharePoint Master Page and Corresponding Page Layouts.  I wanted to go through a bit of what we did and the developers’ working environment. Our development environment (single Virtual Machine with 10Gb RAM) consisted of the following: Windows Server 2008 R2 […]

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Team Foundation Server 2010 Build Agent not part of the domain


  Figure: Ports Required Technical Details To support this initiative we employ the use of shadow accounts (mirrored local accounts). In our test case we created local accounts named “localTfsBuild” on the Team Build Server and Team Foundation Server Application Tier using identical passwords. A host entry was also added on the Team Build Server […]

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Introduction to TFS 2010 Training Kit available for download


  This training kit includes presentations, hands-on labs and demos designed to help you get acquainted with the features of TFS 2010. This training kit also includes a sample Team Project Collection for you to use with the labs. NOTE: The collection only includes the team projects for the modules that do not require an […]

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August 2011 TFS 2010 Power Tools


  The latest version of the TFS Power Tools have been released, no more need to uninstall and install anymore this version will upgrade an existing installation. Here are the download links: Team Foundation Server 2010 Power Tools Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider 2010 Team Foundation Server Build Extensions Power Tool If you are looking […]

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.NET Framework 4.0 CU Released


  You might be wondering why this patch is important to me?  One of the items included in this rollup is a fix for WPF which greatly improves the performance of the Windows Workflow Designer in Visual Studio 2010. If you spend time in the WF Designer doing workflows or editing Team Build 2010 definitions […]

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TFS 2010 SP1 CU1 Republished


  The original CU was pulled due to some regressions that were introduced: Installing it on a TFS Proxy server broke the proxy server, requiring uninstall. After installing it on a TFS server, subsequent imports of TFS 2008 servers into TFS 2010 project collections was broken. Brian Harry has a blog post with links to […]

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Team Build 2010 Customized Output Directories & SharePoint 2010 WSPs


  Before we get started, if you need help configuring your Team Build 2010 Server to support SharePoint 2010 please refer to the following documentation on MSDN.  If you already have a developer workstation with SharePoint 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 this script will collect all the required files for you to install on your […]

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TFS 2010 — July 2011 Product Use Rights Updated


  Brian Harry posted this morning to his blog his interpretation of a recent change in the July 2011 PUR so those of us without a degree in law can understand it. If you are a current MSDN subscriber (with TFS) you are entitled to upgrade the SQL Edition associated with TFS to SQL 2008 […]

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The Visual Studio ALM Rangers have done it again!


  Looking for information on Visual Studio Lab Management well look no further, the TFS Rangers have released their Rangers Lab Management Guide to Codeplex. Congratulations to the entire team. This Visual Studio ALM Ranger project has the primary goal of delivering scenario based and hands-on lab guidance for the customization and deployment of Team […]

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Ottawa IT/Code Camp Session Resources


  If you are attending my session today about Visual Studio Lab Management titled “Kill Bugs Faster and Build and Run Your Virtual Test Lab Using Microsoft Visual Studio Lab Management 2010” here are some resources to help you get up to speed. VHD Test Drive – Visual Studio Lab Management Lab Management (pre-release) 2010 […]

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