Team Foundation Server is a product from Microsoft that offers project tracking and source code control for software development projects.

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Prerequisitions for Team Foundation Service 2015 and SSDT

We have installed the new TFS 2015 in our company and now i'm trying to make a successful CI build. At the moment the build always fails with this message: The imported project "C:\Program Files ...
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TFS license for user account, not person?

We have 10 software engineers who all have valid TFS user licenses (either MSDN Pro/Ent). We also have an extra domain user account that everyone shares to access a remote PC in our office. This PC ...
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tfs Source Control Explorer>File>Advanced>unlock disabled

I'm sure I have given all the rights to my account and I'm the Project & Build Administrator for my project. All our work machines have recently been formatted, and VS2012 has been installed ...
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Attempting to check in code through TFS results in “Value was either too large or too small for a UINT32” error message

When attempting to check in code through TFS in visual studio 2012 or 2013 sometimes results in displaying an error message "Value was either too large or too small for a UINT32" error message. What ...
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How secure is TFS Online?

A colleague just asked me how secure is TFS Online? His question is deeper than the MSDN security documentation. What he really wants to know is, if there was some rogue Microsoft employee, is TFS ...
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Can I run SSRS reports against TFS Online?

We're using TFS online (http://tfs.visualstudio.com/) and would like to do some reporting against test cases and test plans (as it looks like there's no way to export this information to Word in any ...
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How to change the background color in Visual Studio Work Items page?

I'm trying to change the background color of description panel in Visual Studio work item page: Work item description: I can change text background for a part of the text, but not for the whole ...
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TFS 2013 query for my recent work

I was trying to create a query in the query editor to show my recent work items similar to this question: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/16775993/how-to-query-for-my-recent-work-items I want to ...
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Import Data into Visual Studio Online

I would like to import all of my Scrum based data into an existing Visual Studio Online account. Whether it is from Microsoft Excel, API, etc. I would like to migrate old data into VSO. How can I do ...
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Prevent Build Explorer from showing

Whenever I queue a new TFS build from VS 2013, it opens the Build Explorer window. Is there a way to turn this off? I prefer using the sidebar to see my builds.
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Can I have multiple lists of Pending Changes in Visual Studio?

The pending changes are segmented into two lists, Included Changes and Excluded Changes. When juggling multiple changes simultaneously, it would be useful to put the files into multiple lists, such as ...
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TFS: Key not valid for use in specified state

When attempting to connect to TFS using Visual Studio 2013, I get the following error: Key not valid for use in specified state
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Visual Studio 2013 / TFS2013 code review for multiple check-ins

I would like to create a code review request based upon a number of previous check-ins. I can only seem to create one attached to the current pending changes. Is there any way to either specify ...
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Visual Studio 2010 working with team foundation 2015

I am using visual studio 2010 and visual studio 2013, on Windows 8.1. I've installed latest team foundation express 2015 (I have everything installed on Windows 8.1, my local computer). Now, I am ...
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Visual Studio Online - How to change Burndown Chart to Graph % of Error Complete instead of Remaining Hours

We are using VS online for Scrum and it tracks and graphs the burn-down by hours but we would like to graph the burn-down by number of tasks completed vs todo/in progress. In our particular group we ...
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Query TFS for items that changed to a certain status

Using TFS 2010, how do i query the items that changed TO a certain status on the last 7 days? My goal is to see what bugs the developers fixed through last week.
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VS2013, TFS 2013 build failed

I am trying to use TFS build to run a batch file 'tt.bat', it's a very sample batch file it just creates a folder. mkdir d:\ttt The batch file is working correctly but when i build it with VS 2013 i ...
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Team Foundation Server Licensing for Local TFS Development

I am currently working on developing a custom Project Template in Team Foundation Server (TFS) and have been working on build and tweaking it over the course of several months. My preferred method is ...
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Team Foundation 2013 + Sharepoint - strange behaviour

I just update my TFS 2010 + Sharepoint to TFS 2013 + Sharepoint foundation. Everything is ok, I created a website, collections, documents and everything. When I linked the TFS project collection ...
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Add-Ins not loaded in Excel, when started via opening a file

I'm using Excel 2010 with TFS 2010. When I start Excel directly, "Team" and "Load Test" are loaded. But, if I double click on an Excel file, then Excel started without loading "Team" and "Load ...
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What do these options do to an already checked out file in TFS?

In the following image I am trying to get a specific version from TFS. it has two options. One is to overwrite writeable files that are not checked out (which obviously does not affect checked out ...
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Can I resize the backlog item description panel in TFS web view?

In the product backlog item view in TFS, the "description" panel is tiny relative to the size of my screen, and annoyingly there's lots of unused space at the bottom of the page. Since the description ...
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Are TFS and salesforce compatible?

I am looking to see if TFS and salesforce will integrate. I want to use TFS for source control for my Apex classes, triggers, VS pages. Would using the salesforce editor be a better choice to ...
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TFS 2010 Build Controller goes unavailable

In the last couple of weeks, I've encountered a problem in our TFS 2010 builds: A TFS Build Controller becomes unavailable for seemingly no reason. I looked into the Event Viewer of the Controller ...
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Shortcut to add task into specific product backlog item in TFS 2013 web view

Is anyone aware of a quicker way to add a new task to a specific product backlog item in the web view of TFS 2013? Ideally a shortcut, but anything quicker than going into backlog, finding the ...
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Constantly Re-Signing in On Launch

Every time I start up VS 2013 Community Edition I am prompted to sign in again. I use TFS to connect to my visualstudio.com codebase and am not sure if this has something to do with it. I am using VS ...
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TFS 2010 Transition Validation to Force Field Change

I'm using TFS 2010 and I'd like to add a transition validation to state that a field value must be changed. I.e. the value after the transition cannot be the same as the value before the state ...
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Visual Studio - Using GIT and SVN

Work uses SVN. I want to use GIT for private use. I was also exploring TFS, but it doesn't seem to cooperate with multiple collections, so I stopped looking into it. Currently I use AnkhSVN. I want ...
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How do I stop Visual Studio from running as administrator?

This morning I set the devenv.exe to run as administrator. We are now getting problems with TFS and want to stop the Visual Studio running as admin. However even though I have disabled all of the ...
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Batch to retrieve TFS version erroring in FOR /F where TFS attempts to PIPE to findstr

I have this partial batch, but it gives me an error (On 64 bit installations) SETLOCAL EnableDelayedExpansion REM Figure out what ProgramFiles Root we run the command SET ...
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How do I completely wipe all TFS mappings from my machine?

Over the past few years, I have ended up with multiple projects mapped all over my hard disk haphazardly from VS 2008,2010,2012,2013 Is there an easy way to unmap (and delete local files of) all TFS ...
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VS2013 & TFS2012: Cannot create Team Project from outside of LAN (TF400324)

VS is 2013 Update 2. TFS Version is 12.0.21005.1 (Tfs2013.RTM), might it need an update? If not here goes: Creating Team Projects from inside my Home Network, where the Server with TFS2012 is located ...
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Test cases duplicated throughout multiple test suites in Microsoft Test Manager/TFS 2012

I'm running TFS 2012 with Microsoft Test Manager(MTM) for manual test design and test management. I've got this annoying issue, I can't seem to figure out. When I am building my test plans, creating ...
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Stubborn “Read-only” notification in Excel won't go away

I have a table in Excel that includes a set of cells copy-pasted from a TFS bulk edit worksheet. I'm usually careful and paste values only so that I don't get any of the data validation, etc. I'd like ...
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Get back changes which were removed due to undo operation in TFS?

Mistakenly, I did undo operation on my TFS checkout and I lost all my changes. Is there a way to get back changes or reverse of undo operation? I checked, I can not restore with Windows restore ...
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Why am I not able to create a backup plan for TFS?

I am trying to create a backup plan using the TFS Power Tools but I keep running into this error message: I have checked that the account has Full Control on the share, I can edit, create and delete ...
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Automating changeset merges in TFS based on work-item workflow

I'm working to automate our merge process for changesets related to specific work items, but I'm kind of at a loss as to where to start. Disclaimer: I'm almost completely new to TFS and DevOps ...
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TFS command lines with interface

I am using TFS 2012. I am using TFS command line utility to check-in to get latest version etc. So if i use command line then if any conflict comes while checkin then it gives message like conflicts ...
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Delay notification in Visual Studio 2008

In Visual Studio 2008 Professional, when I close the project I get the error as shown in the image below. This is a project which connects to TFS. So why do I get this message? If I click on continue ...
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Unable to add team project administrators - project contains duplicated groups

I recently upgraded from TFS 2010 SP1 to TFS 2012 Update 3 and have a permission problem in one (but only one) of my upgraded team projects. Even though my current user is admin of everything (local ...
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does visual studio 2013 work with team foundation server 2005?

I'm currently using visual studio 2012.3 and I would like to upgrade to 2013. only issue is, I must be able to connect to TFS 2005, i just need basic functionality like check out, check in, shelve. ...
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Recover TFS 2012 after server or PC crash

I am using Team foundation server 2012.I do take backup of all TFS databases regularly. So now in case of disaster recovery(in case full machine gets crash) how can i use this backup to recover TFS ...
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Add “tf edit” in Context Menu

Quite often I need to edit files tracked in tfs (outside of visual studio). I want be able to right-click the file and select "tf edit". What's the reg key to implement this?
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Why can't I just backup the SharePoint DBs of TFS like all other DBs?

The MSDN page Manually Back Up Team Foundation Server states the following: Unlike the other databases in the deployment, the databases used by SharePoint Foundation 2010 should not be backed up ...
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What is the difference between Test Case and Tested By link types in TFS

If I open a User Story in VS and go to the All Links Tab I can add a new lint where the Work Item Type is test Case and I have a choice of Link Types. However, if I go to the Test Cases tab, I can ...
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Git TFS issues using .dotfiles through Parallels

I'm having an issue with using Git TFS through Parallels with a repository that contains files starting with a dot, vis .gitignore. I'm using Parallels to run a Win8 VM on a Mac. I've got ...
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Change TFS license type from MSDN to commercial

So I accidentally installed my MSDN license on a server and I'd like to change it to a commercial license. Following this article, I do not see a "license expires" field or an "update license" ...
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TFS 2010 - Cannot query certain users

We seem to have an issue with out Team Foundation Server 2010 installation that gives an error when certain users are queried. If we include them in the 'AssignedTo' filter the query instantly errors ...
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Version control options for research project [closed]

Good day. I know that we're supposed to ask questions that can be answered and not just discussed, so I'll try to make my question quantifiable, even though it's not completely so in nature. I'm ...
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Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012

recently I have Installed Microsoft Visual Studio 2012, Whenever I try to Install Team Foundation Server It gives me this error: Error : TF400157 : Service Pack 1 or higher is required for this ...