Kanban support in Team Foundation Service

In the latest service update of Microsoft online version of Team Foundation Server called Team Foundation Service Microsoft have added a Kanban board. To go to the Kanban board select Work from the Team Foundation Service web. Select board next to backlog items Here we our PBIs order by priority and four […]

Dev Days, Visual Studio 2012 in Sweden

Are you interested in what’s new in Visual Studio and TFS 2012? We (Transcendent Group) and Microsoft are together hosting three launch events in Sweden. Stockholm, 25:th September Göteborg, 26:th September Malmö, 27:th September Agenda: Transforming Ideas into Reality This seminar is aimed at new and experienced Visual Studio users. […]

Anyone still using Visual SourceSafe

When I installed TFS 2012 RC a couple of weeks ago I discovered a new component in the Team Foundation Server Administration Console, a Visual SourceSafe upgrade Wizard! For those of you that are familiar with migrating from SourceSafe to earlier versions of TFS you had to use a command […]


Starting with TFS 2012 we are now faced with the options of using either Team Foundation Server or Team Foundation Service as our ALM platform of choice. The big question is which one to choose. One is installed locally while the other is hosted in the cloud. This is an […]

VS/TFS 2012 RC

TFS 2012 RC is finally here! Microsoft has released TFS 2012 RC, download it here Brian Keller also released a new Hyper-V image with VS/TFS 2012 installed and lots of really nice hands-on-labs, download it here What’s is new in this version? Here are some of my favorites:

TFS 2010 Database size increase

Several of my customers have been complaining the last few months that their Collection databases have increased in size with several hundred percent. I read Grant Holidays blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/granth/archive/2011/02/12/tfs2010-test-attachment-cleaner-and-why-you-should-be-using-it.aspx) and used his SQL Script to identify where the problem was. The increase rate of the database per month:

Visual Studio ALM Rangers Dev 11 projects

Microsoft released the Visual Studio 2011 Beta a few weeks ago. Here are the downloads: TFS Developer Preview here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27542 VS 2012 developer preview here: http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=27543 There is also a really nice Hyper-V image that has everything already installed together with some nice Hands-In labs: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/briankel/archive/2011/09/16/visual-studio-11-application-lifecycle-management-virtual-machine-and-hands-on-labs-demo-scripts.aspx

New scrum guide

Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, the co-founders of Scrum, have been working together and with the Scrum community on updating the official Scrum Body of Knowledge, the Scrum Guide. The core principles of Scrum remain, but misunderstandings have been clarified and techniques have been removed. The “Definitive Guide to Scrum,” […]