Making Agile Work for You in TFS 2010–MSDN Magazine June 2011

“Get an inside peek into internal Microsoft development practices as Chris Adams documents his team’s move to Agile using Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010, starting out with the Microsoft Solutions Framework Agile v5.0 process template and eventually switching to the Microsoft Visual Studio SCRUM 1.0 template.” In a recent issue of MSDN magazine, I wrote…

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TFS 2010: Service Account Password Changes Breaks Excel Web Services, SSS, AppPools in MOSS

It’s ending summer here in the US and the heat is raging in the Pacific Northwest and with that comes the great event – service account password change.  Alright, I might exaggerate a bit as they are completely not related events but it seems that about the time mid-90’s hit in Seattle was the time…

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TFS Dashboards in MOSS 2010 Return Access Denied for TfsOlapReport to End-Users

If you’ve decided to integrate your TFS 2010 infrastructure with Microsoft’s enterprise-ready SharePoint Server 2010 (MOSS) then you are in for quite a store, both good and potentially bad.  MOSS is extremely powerful platform that many customers of ours are investing in and we certainly understand why.  However, the frustration often comes when you have…

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Reporting Dashboard for Bugs & Tasks in TFS 2010 – Monitor your Sprints closely

If you spent some time reviewing my blog on how to build a “reporting” dashboard that shows status of your development projects you will notice quickly that is a real nice way to review your work in your daily Stand-up.  It gives you the ability, within 30 minutes (default for TFS warehouse/cube sync), to see…

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Enhancing TFS 2010 Dashboards – Project Mgmt, Bugs, Builds, etc.

As we build out our dashboard to show our progress on our software projects, we quickly enjoyed the luxury of the new TFS Dashboard views that utilize Windows Sharepoint Services (WSS) web part Page Viewer.  This web part connects to a URL on the TFS application tier called tfsredirect.aspx that then will load a report…

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