Before I do an upgrade I always ask for the size of the TFS database set. It provides me the information on how long an upgrade might take. The queries below, also provides information of attachments that might be taking up extra disk space. By reducing the overall database set, the whole upgrade process will go faster. Plus, it is a good time to do some house cleaning.
If you use the Attach/Detach process to do an TFS 2013 upgrade, you don’t get progress status bar as you would using the Upgrade wizard. If you have a large database upgrade to perform, it is good to see some type of progress of the upgrade process.Below is some select T-SQL command that you can run to see what job is being executed.
Recently I was performing a upgrade from TFS 2010 to TFS 2013. During the upgrade process on step number 7, I received an error:
TF400744: An error occurred while executing the following script: CollectionFrameworkDev10ToDev11CTP1.sql.
After a upgrade to TFS 2013 and you get the TF400509 message. You will need to set the iterations and Areas for that Team Project. Below is the basic walkthrough on how to do this.
With TFS 2013 and SharePoint 2013 Enterprise version you can use the Excel Services to display a number of reports to the internal and external teams. The Excel reports can provide management that instant view on how a project is progressing. Now a days, manager’s want to have quick real-time dashboard with meaningful data to view for decision making. For example, here are some common reports that can displayed.
Over the course of the last few months there have been some new updates to existing TFS tools and new ones created to help all of us administrate and manage our TFS environments. I’ve put together a list of my favorites tools. I’ll be add more to the list as this new year continues. All of the download links are at in the each tool titles
Recently a customer was having a problem with being prompt for user name and password every time they tried to access TFS. After doing a little investigation, I found that the IIS default setting were changed. To the defense of the customer, I would have made the same guess for the authentication setting for the TFS top level website.
I have put together a quick reference on are the default Work Item Type (WIT) each TFS version. This is very handy when you need are doing a upgrade to a new TFS version and need to know what template type you have.
What you need to know when doing a Team Foundation Server 2008 to Team Foundation Server 2013 upgrade? Currently there is no direct upgrade path for TFS 2008 to TFS 2013. Continue reading
The below demo and blog post will provide a high level of the new activities in Visual Studio 2013 Team Build Toolbox. Continue reading