Shawn Weisfeld

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Microsoft Visual Studio 2010: Breaking the walls between developers and testers by Mike Azocar on 03/02/2010

Another in the series of recordings I have done for INETA Live. Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Abstract: Join us for a sneak peek at some of the new capabilities in Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2010, a landmark release of the premier development and testing toolset for Windows®, Web and Cloud development. Microsoft has made significant investments to improve the Testing/QA tools in Visual Studio 2010. The Next Generation Testing Event is your...

posted @ Monday, March 8, 2010 8:12 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ TFS INETA LIVE ]

Get an Email from TFS on Check-in

Want to get emails every time anything is checked into TFS? Open VS.NET, find the “Team” Menu and the “Project Alerts . . .” Option. Once there you can select what you want alerts by and enter your email address. Now hold on and watch your inbox fill up with all kinds of great information.

posted @ Wednesday, June 24, 2009 12:42 AM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ TFS ]

Data Dude!

Microsoft just changed the licensing for the Developer Team Edition for MSDN. If you have the Developer SKU you are now also licensed to use the Database Team Edition. (If you don’t know what SKU you have go to MSDN and check). Why does this matter to me? The Database edition has many cool features but my favorite are “Schema Compare” and “Data Compare”. These allow you to do a comparison between two databases and see what the differences are (both structure and content). After you do the install you will see a new menu at the top of VS.NET...

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2008 12:43 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ .NET SQL TFS ]

ALM Advisor

Microsoft has a free tool called the ALM Advisor. As you know ALM or application lifecycle management is “the process of delivering software as a continuously repeating cycle of inter-related steps: definition, design, development, testing, deployment and management” ( What the tool does is ask you a bunch of questions about how things are done currently. It then assess the maturity of your ALM process, and make recommendations on steps to make the process more mature. The good thing from what I have seen is that it breaks the process down into steps that can be more easily phased in...

posted @ Thursday, October 23, 2008 12:40 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ .NET C# Microsoft TFS ]

Fun With TFS

I have been moving to a completely virtural environment for the work I do out of my home. In that process I have set up a VirturalServer with TFS 2008 SP1 and a Dev image with VS Team Suite SP 1. Well I forgot to install the Team Explorer before I installed SP 1 on my dev box, and when I attempted to create a work item I got the following error. "Could not load type 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client.WorkItemTypeDeniedOrNotExistException' from assembly 'Microsoft.TeamFoundation.WorkItemTracking.Client" exception I saw a posting on Dan Sniderman's blog saying he had the same problem ( He said he had...

posted @ Monday, September 1, 2008 3:25 PM | Feedback (0) | Filed Under [ TFS ]

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