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Tarun Arora - Visual Studio ALM MVP ALM, Agile, Automation, Performance Testing, Software QA, Cloud, ... September 2011 Entries
TFS SDK Get Groups Users Permissions using TFS API with Linqpad
Download a working Demo: Working Demo Download In this blog post I'll show you how to use the TFS API to get the security groups, members, permissions and security settings of users in Team Projects in TFS. Problem I would like to see the version control permissions and security settings for each user in a Group for each Team Project. Can I see all of this in one place in a report? Solution Is the report below similar to what you are looking for? Let’s build one using the TFS SDK… if you enjoy the ......

Posted On Friday, September 30, 2011 9:42 PM

Database changes between TFS 2010 and TFS 2011
Our friends at Microsoft have done a wonderful job releasing TFS 2011 preview, there has been great amount of preview documentation and video samples released to help understand the new features. In this blog post I intend to dive deep and compare the database changes done between the two versions of the product. If you are interested to read more about the actual features of TFS 2011, please refer to bharrys blog posts, this, this and this. I’ll be using the following pattern, About the feature ......

Posted On Monday, September 19, 2011 11:41 PM

TFS Azure: Set up Visual Studio 2010 to work with TFS Azure
Microsoft has officially launched the TFS Azure service preview also known as TFS in the cloud. I am sure not all of us would be upgrading our base machines by installing Visual Studio 2011 which is still in preview to work with TFS Azure. The good news is that it is possible to work with TFS Azure using Visual Studio 2010. In this blog post, I’ll be showing you how to set up a developer machine with Visual Studio 2010 and connecting to TFS Azure. => Set up a new machine with Visual Studio 2010 ......

Posted On Saturday, September 17, 2011 8:59 PM

TFS Azure - KB2581206 causes VS2010 with SP1 to stop working
To connect and authenticate with the Team Foundation Service Preview you need to install the hotfix KB2581206. While setting up a new machine to work with TFS Azure (#TfsService) i encountered a problem after installing service patch KB2581206. Reason: if you fail to install service pack 1 before installing the hotfix you might see strange behaviour with Visual Studio. Thanks to Trevor from Microsoft for confirmation. => How can I tell if i have Visual Studio Service Pack 1 installed? If you have ......

Posted On Saturday, September 17, 2011 8:15 PM

TFS Azure–Technical Access Preview Experience!
I have been part of the Azure TFS Technical Access Preview (TAP) since March 2011. TFS Azure has been previewed and officially announced as TFS Service in the 2011 Build Conference, California. The Non-Disclosure Agreement has been lifted from the participants of the TAP program. The below excerpt from bharrys blog encourages early adopters to provide feedback. "We’ve been running the service for months now and it’s been working reliably. I suspect now that they can talk about it, you’ll be able ......

Posted On Friday, September 16, 2011 1:48 AM

TFS API: Using LINQpad to query TFS
Download Demo - LINQpad Query In this blog post I’ll be showing you how to query TFS using LINQpad. 1. Download LINQpad Those who are familiar with LINQpad know its benefits and ease of use, i would urge others to try it. You can download LINQpad and read more about it from here => 2. Download TFS SDK I have a blog post on where and how to download the TFS SDK from => here 3. Querying TFS using LINQpad Open LINQpad Select Query Properties by selecting Query from menu ......

Posted On Monday, September 12, 2011 10:13 PM

Microsoft Community Contributor Award 2011
I received a surprise mail from Microsoft saying that I’ve been recognized as Microsoft Community Contributor for the year 2011. I am delighted that my contributions in TFS and ALM space have been recognised by Microsoft. Congratulations! We’re pleased to inform you that your contributions to Microsoft online technical communities have been recognized with the Microsoft Community Contributor Award. The Microsoft Community Contributor Award is reserved for participants who have made notable contributions ......

Posted On Sunday, September 4, 2011 7:53 PM

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