TFS 2010 event refresh rate

Out of the box, tfs 2010 batches events together and fires them every 2 minutes. To change this, you need to set the notification delay in the TF registry. Run this script using PowerShell. This will set the delay to 30 seconds. You can set it to zero to fire tfs events immediately. [Reflection.Assembly]::Load(“Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client, Version=10.0.0.0, … [Read more…]

Debugging Visual Studio Integration Packages

Due to the nature of the company I work for, I’ve had to write a bunch of Visual Studio Integration Packages. So what’s the easiest way to debug a VS Integration Package? Right click the project in the Solution Explorer and select Properties. This should bring up the Project configuration pane. Click the debug tab. … [Read more…]

VS 2010 beta1, TFS 2010 beta 1 Installation Adventures

Last week, I was asked to create a bunch of VMware development/demo vm’s for the company I work for. These vm’s needed to have the following software installed: windows server 2008 sp2, vs2010 beta1, tfs 2010 beta, and office 2007 sp2. Even though I’ve never worked with VMware before or done a TFS2010 install, I … [Read more…]

Branching and Merging Strategies (part 2 of 3)

HotFixBranching

Last blog, I talked about a simple branching strategy. Today, I’ll tackle a slightly more complex scenario. A while ago, I ran into a client (small group) that already released a version of their application into the field. Things were running smoothly for a couple of weeks, developers were busy working in the DEV branch … [Read more…]