Team Foundation Server (commonly abbreviated to TFS) is a Microsoft product offering source control, data collection, reporting, and project tracking, and is intended for collaborative software development projects.

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How can I organize my TFS structure such that a one-off project that pulls files from another project can be easily managed?

I have my main project set up very simply in TFS. I've recently begun making a few of my project components generic enough that I can sell them to other organizations using the software for which I ...
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Process for TFS task handoff between users?

If I have a story with multiple tasks for different users, is there a good process flow when a task is dependent on previous tasks to ensure subsequent assigned users are aware that they now have a ...
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GitHub with TFS ALM

Is it possible to use TFS Application Lifecycle Management features (ie, user stories, tasks, work items, gated commits, all the good stuff) against a repository stored in GitHub? How would one go ...
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Does TFS have the capacity equivalent of branching/forking in Git?

We've got talking about branching and forking in Git and a teammate asked if there's something like that in TFVC (hereafter referred to as TFS). I explained that there is, although it's managed ...
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How do you structure your branches in TFS

My group at work has been trying to come up with a good process that we can use with TFS. I'm just wondering if some of you guys had some successful strategies with using TFS across multiple sites ...
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Capacity Planning for a solo developer - Activities?

I'm having trouble seeing the benefit of setting the Activity field on Tasks for use in Capacity Planning (I'm using the Scrum Template). In fact, doing so seems to make things more cumbersome. Why ...
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Requirement/analysis documents in branch-per-branch versioning enviroment

Our ALM is implemented in TFS where for every team project we employ branch-per-feature approach. Each feature may contain multiple backlog items. For each team project we need to maintain master ...
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How to have TFS automatically add certain tasks to new work items?

We use TFS at my workplace to manage our source code and track development. Whenever we have a bug or work to do, we always have to do the following two tasks as a minimum: Test the work, or decide ...
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Does continuous integration involve automatic merging between branches?

When setting up a continous integration environment, does it always entail having the build server pull code and merge between branches? Or is it something you NEVER want to do because you are ...
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How to get a good overview of an Agile backlog?

We are using Visual Studio Team Services to host our code in a Git repository and to manage our Agile planning through iterations (sprints), user stories in a backlog, a taskboard for the current ...
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Starting to use TFS - handling internal dependant libraries - local nuget?

Approach I'm trying to get up and running with TFS 2013. This is my priority order for implementing it. Start using it for existing Git Repo projects. Then get automated builds working from check ...
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Pull requests and work item linking in Visual Studio 2015 with non-TFS remote Git repo

We use TFS and Visual Studio 2015 at work but don't get full benefit from the ALM features as we have code in non-TFS Git repos. We would like to integrate these products in with all the TFS goodies ...
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Strategy for maintaining assembly references in TFS

I have a 3 branch setup: Dev, QA, Prod. There is a references folder where we store common 3rd party and internal assemblies. Change mgmnt has been challenging. Sometimes Devs forget to go into ...
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Managing Opengl projects under Team Foundation Server

I am learning OpenGL/C++ by following a tutorial series on in2gpu. I set up my Project just like the autor did. It is an Empty Visual C++ Project. Inside the project I linked glew and freeglut, the ...
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Steps to begin versioning a web application

Until now, we have not had an application version strategy or version-ed our application. We are considering doing so with our next release. What are the minimum tasks necessary to transition to a ...
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Including compiled application in build [closed]

I currently maintain the build process of a suite of applications through TFS. Our nightly build, in addition to compiling the code checked in that day, uses InstallAware to produce an installer for ...
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Should source control file directory match solution/project namespaces?

My team is trying to decide how to best organize/structure our TFS directory. One proposed solution is to create a directory structure that will dictate the namespaces for our c# projects. For ...
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Use TFS to track bugs from Production Support

I have just moved to a new company and they are using TFS 2010 (2012 in a couple of months) as their version control system and recently started to use it as a work tracking system for the developers. ...
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What is the proper way to handle this workflow in TFS

A client of mine is using TFS and asks people to operate in this manner: The developer in India writes the first draft of code The code is published to a workspace (eg 10.1.1.1\TFSName ...
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Git Repository Setup

I am moving my companys source control from TFS to GIT. We have TFS currently defined as. Project Collection / / Client A / Product A / Product B / Product C / Client B / Product D / Product E / ...
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Replacing connection strings and app settings during TFS build

A little background first: where I work we maintain about 40 .NET applications of varying size. These apps share many secrets (account credentials, connection strings, etc.) in configuration files. ...
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Introducing a version control branching policy to a small team

I'm a contractor that has recently started with a firm. Team is 3 developers consisting of 2 junior to mid level devs, with another at the same level starting soon, and myself (6 Years xp). For both ...
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The need for source control software - Team Foundation Server? or something different? [closed]

Recently, Here at the company, more than one programmer was appointed in charge for a LightSwitch(C#) software development project and immediately there was a need of some sort of source ...
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CI Server vs Build Server [closed]

Forgive my ignorance, but I'm having a difficult time finding an answer to this. We currently use TFS and a TFS Build server. I was looking at other build server options and was wondering if products ...
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Explaining the difference between Product Backlog Item and a Task

I've run into this challenge a couple of times and I'm hoping someone can provide some references, training or advice on how to explain the difference between a Product Backlog Item and a Task in TFS. ...
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Report to capture scope creep in iteration

I am looking for a report to capture the "Scope Creep" within an iteration. We are using Scrum on TFS 2013 on premise. We are constantly asked by management to bring work into an iteration, but are ...
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TFS Branching an incomplete version

I am working on an application and it is at a point where I need to wait for an API to be delivered to complete it. It's almost there but not quite finished. My manager has told me he wants me to ...
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Work Item Traceability in TFS 2010

I have created a Windows Form project (VS solution) under a TFS 2010 project. I may eventually add more solutions to the TFS project. My question: Can we create a Use Case WIT for a specific solution ...
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How to evaluate moving to Team Foundation Server

My development team presently uses the following software in our workflow: JIRA Bamboo (Atlassian continuous integration) Greenhopper (Atlassian agile project management) Confluence Git, hosted on ...
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How to group Team Projects within folders in Team Foundation Server (TFS) [duplicate]

We are just starting to use TFS and would like to put in place a proper structure for our projects. We will have some projects which are Visual Studio solutions, but will also have some projects which ...
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TFS - My Work or Branch

My team has recently upgraded from VSS to TFS 2013. In the past, there was a hard and fast "no checking in until the Item is complete," rule, but this is being challenging by a couple of newer team ...
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GitFlow with TFS 2013, bumping versions

We have TFS 2013 only for version control, Team City for building, a Nuget server and Visual Studio 2013. Little late in the game but we haven't set guidelines for getting code from development into ...
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Putting together a business case for moving to git from TFS? [closed]

I'm probably going to be giving a presentation to my company (mainly management, but also senior developers) on the benefits of moving to Git from a centralized TFS setup. I know that I massively ...
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From TFS to Git

I'm a .NET developer and I've used TFS (team foundation server) as my source control software many times. Good features of TFS are: Good integration with Visual Studio (so I do almost everything ...
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Is hierarchical product backlog a good idea in TFS 2012-2013?

I'd like to validate I'm not in the wrong way. My team project is using Visual Studio Scrum 2.x. Since each area/product has a lot of kind of requirements (security, user interface, HTTP/REST ...
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How to use TFS as a query tracking system?

We already use tfs for managing defects in code etc, etc. We additionally need a way to "understand the domain & requirements of the products". Normally, without tfs we exchange emails with the ...
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Managing 'done' but not releasable code in TFS

I am working in an organisation with 11 scrum teams developing on the same code base. Currently, all development is done in trunk, and at the end of a sprint everything MUST be releasable, or it must ...
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SQL scripts in TFS without putting them into solutions?

I am working on adding existing SQL scripts to version control. I have Team Foundation Server 2012 set up with Visual Studio 2008 and SQL Server Management Studio 2008 R2 with the MSSCCI. I am fairly ...
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Can XCode work with TFS?

We have been using Team Foundation Server (TFS) for source code management of our solution which contains components for a number of platforms - asp.net, windows & android so far. We now wish to ...
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When should development branches be created?

We are moving our project's team from using a single Main/Trunk branch, to multiple Development/Work branches that should be regularly merged into Main. We're basing our new process on this article ...
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Should XmlDocument.xml be Included in Source Control

In a Web API 2 project, in the project properties, I have enabled the output of an XML documentation file. By default, Visual Studio 2013 wants to check this into TFS. I'm pretty sure that I'm going ...
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Release management with Azure and Visual Studio Online (Cloud TFS)

What strategy would you use to manage the releasing of versioned software to Azure cloud services (web and worker roles)? We are not looking for continuous integration. We are using Visual Studio ...
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Creating an automated test framework for UI smoke testing

I am doing my thesis on the subject of automated UI testing at a company that applies continuous integration to their projects. The company builds intranets in Microsoft SharePoint 2013 and my task is ...
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How do I manage a JavaScript library with TFS?

I know that I can share files between Visual Studio projects using linked files and assemblies using project references. Is there a good approach for JavaScripts? I'd rather not use linked files since ...
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Git alternative to a shelveset in TFS

I use git for my personal projects, so I have never run into any issues with Git, however I had a discussion at work today and its something that I haven't thought about. In TFS you can store your ...
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Why can't a User Story be attached to more than one Feature?

I'm using Features to document the features as we originally communicated them to our client at proposal stage. I now want to create User Stories that relate to the features so that I can easily map ...
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Not assigning Bugs to a specific user

My question: Is there a benefit to NOT assigning a Bug to a particular developer? Leaving it to the team as-a-whole? Our department has decided to be more Agile by not assigning Bugs/Defects to ...
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How can I convince cowboy programmers to use source control?

UPDATE I work on a small team of devs, 4 guys. They have all used source control. Most of them can't stand source control and instead choose not to use it. I strongly believe source control is a ...
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Deployment Tools that Integrate with TFS? [closed]

So I have this issue. The Operations team where I work has taken over TFS because they are using MS Build to build and deploy code to production servers. As a result developers have lost A LOT of ...
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is there any way to copy the “Work Item Type” diagram in TFS?

I used the Process Editor (from TFS Power Tools) to update the Workflow diagram of a particular Work Item Type (viz., the "Issue" type). There are a dozen other projects on our server that share the ...