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

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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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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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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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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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Can't install TFS (Team Foundation Server) 2010 SP1

I've just applied Visual Studio 2010 SP1 and while attempting to apply TFS2010 SP1 (TFS2010SP1-KB2182621.exe), I got the following error message: "KB2182621 does not apply, or is blocked by another ...
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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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Prevent adding of files in TFS

Is it possible to prevent other users from adding files to a certain directory? I tried an exclusive check-out on the folder but that only checks out the separate files within the folder.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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TFS lost binding to solution

Right now I have 2 solutions I'm working on. I checked them both into TFS, but for some reason the changes I make in the 2nd one do not seem to check them out and there is no red check mark next to ...
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Team menu missing on Excel

Yesterday it was working, I didn't install anything... Today I turned on my PC and the menu is gone. How can I restore this menu?
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Microsoft (VS2010) TFS and Excel - can not save credentials

When I try to open xlsx file located on TFS server using Team Explorer (VS2010 Pro), naturaly it asks for credentials; and each time I check "Remember my credentials" - but credentials remains ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I change the font color of the VS2012 Source Control Explorer window?

I am using Visual Stuido 2012 Integrated Shell with Team Explorer. I would like to change the default font color of the mapped and not mapped folders in the Source Control Explorer (in the treeview). ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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TFS 2010- KB2182621 doesn't apply, or it is blocked by another condition on your computer

i have installed TFS 2010 in my windows 7 machine with service pack 1. having visual studio 2010 . initially i have connected to to TFS facing trouble in adding TFS server name. so i uninstalled TFS ...