Tag: Team Foundation Server (TFS)

  • How to Migrate Azure DevOps to the Cloud

    How to Migrate Azure DevOps to the Cloud

    If you’ve decided that you need to do a full migration to Azure DevOps Services (aka. The Azure DevOps Cloud), there’s a tool for migration.  And a guide.  A 60 page guide.  And then there’s the documentation. Let’s face it, migrating your on-premise Team Foundation Server or Azure DevOps Server to the cloud isn’t exactly […]

  • Migrating to the Azure DevOps Cloud: What Are Your Options?

    Migrating to the Azure DevOps Cloud: What Are Your Options?

    Every few weeks, I talk to a potential customer about migrating their on-premise Azure DevOps Server or Team Foundation Server to the cloud.  There’s almost always a certain level of confusion because — well — it’s really confusing.  There’s a lot of things to think about and it’s not always clear what the best way […]

  • “TF31002: Unable to connect” error from Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2012, & Visual Studio 2010

    “TF31002: Unable to connect” error from Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2012, & Visual Studio 2010

    I recently ran into a strange problem while doing an upgrade from Team Foundation Server to Azure DevOps Server 2020 for a client. Everything upgraded smoothly but users running older versions of Visual Studio couldn’t connect. They were getting the dreaded “TF31002: Unable to connect to this Team Foundation Server” error if they tried to […]

  • Azure DevOps Server 2020: Missing Sprint Burndown Dashboard Widgets

    Azure DevOps Server 2020: Missing Sprint Burndown Dashboard Widgets

    I recently did an Azure DevOps Server 2020 upgrade for a client. We took their Team Foundation Server 2017 (TFS2017) instance, migrated the data to new hardware, and upgraded it to Azure DevOps 2020. Everything seemed to be fine but we got a report of a strange issue with the project Dashboards. This user wanted […]

  • Convert your TFVC Source Control to Git: The #1 Most Hidden Feature in all of Azure DevOps

    Convert your TFVC Source Control to Git: The #1 Most Hidden Feature in all of Azure DevOps

    Did you know that there’s a way to convert your existing Azure DevOps TFVC source code to Git? This post will show you how.

  • Azure DevOps Server 2020 Install Guide

    Azure DevOps Server 2020 Install Guide

    Hey All — I just published my Azure DevOps Server 2020 Installation Guide. This guide continues the tradition going back to 2009 of publishing installation guides for each new version of Team Foundation Server and Azure DevOps Server. Here’s the list of chapters the Azure DevOps Server 2020 guide: Install Windows Server 2019 Install SQL […]

  • Azure DevOps Server 2019 Install Guide

    Azure DevOps Server 2019 Install Guide

    Hey All — I just published my Azure DevOps Server 2019 Installation Guide. You may or may not have heard this already but Team Foundation Server (TFS) has been renamed to Azure DevOps Server. This guide continues the tradition going back to 2009 of publishing installation guides for each new version of TFS. Here’s the […]

  • Slides from VSLive Chicago 2018: “Real World Scrum with Azure DevOps & TFS”

    Slides from VSLive Chicago 2018: “Real World Scrum with Azure DevOps & TFS”

    As promised, here are the slides from my Real World Scrum with TFS2018 and Azure DevOps talk at VSLive Chicago 2018. Real World Scrum with Team Foundation Server 2018 & Azure DevOps (aka. Visual Studio Team Services) You’ve got Team Foundation Server 2018 or Azure DevOps and you’re looking to do Scrum.  Ok.  Great.  Now […]

  • Deploy Entity Framework Core 2.1 Migrations from a DLL

    Deploy Entity Framework Core 2.1 Migrations from a DLL

    We’ve got a new version of .NET Core and a new version of Entity Framework Core (EF Core).  Unfortunately, EF Core 2.1 hasn’t made it any easier to deploy database migrations from DLLs rather than from the source code.  (sigh)  Deploying EF Core migrations from DLLs is a key feature for DevOps CI/CD stuff — […]

  • Deploy Entity Framework Core 2.0 Migrations from a DLL

    Deploy Entity Framework Core 2.0 Migrations from a DLL

    (UPDATE 7/5/2018: If you’re using EF Core 2.1, you’ll probably want to read the updated version of this post.) In a previous blog post, I discussed how difficult it is to deploy Entity Framework Core migrations from the compiled binaries of your project.  It’s still difficult to do.  You might be thinking, “well, why even […]