In today’s PowerShell Powerbit, we are going to look at the Desired State Configuration (DSC) foundational technologies in more detail. When learning anything new, like PowerShell or DSC, defining and understanding the foundational technologies and acronyms are essential. Continue reading
In the last Powerbits post, I talked about the basics of PowerShell and how it’s the foundational building block for DSC. In this post we will be covering the required installations for DSC and how to connect to Azure. Continue reading
With all the latest Microsoft releases it’s apparent that PowerShell and Desire State Configuration (DSC) is at the core of build, releases, and configuration management. If you have not learned PowerShell, now is the time to get on board. DSC is a recent practice that was released in early 2013. The DSC uses PowerShell’s core features as its foundational building blocks. Continue reading
I recently had a customer that asked “How can I tell if the proxy server would be a benefit to my offshore team”. This is a good questions that needs data to compare the before and after proxy.
The first question is how to get the data. You can run a get of a project in source control on a workstation at the remote location and capture some general times. A better method is to use the “_oi/_diagnostics/activityLog” log that is available.
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.
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.
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.
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.
You do need to do an upgrade to 2012 first. The good news is the upgrade to TFS 2012 to TFS 2013 is simple and fast. 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
In this post I will show the awesome new feature of running a PowerShell scripts within the TFS 2013 default build template. This is one to the best features I’ve seen for Team Builds in a while. You have to check it out! Continue reading