8 Dec 2016

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Upgrade your TFS administration skills to TFS 2017 today

With the release of Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2017 announced at the Connect(); // 2016 conference in mid-November, organisations are now looking at upgrading to the latest version. The new version of TFS brings many major benefits to teams including: Package Management Create and manage private NuGet feeds. Code Search Search all the code across your project collection easily. Agile planning improvements new form, following work items, live updates, better notifications, … Git improvements Hugely upgraded pull request experience, iterative reviews, squash merge, … Build improvements Java build templates, Xamarin build tasks, Docker support, … Release management improvement Support for ARM templates, task groups, manual approval task,...

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25 Oct 2014

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ALM Forum 2015 conference – Seattle May 18-22, 2015

The ALM Forum conference is happening again in Seattle in May 2015. This conference is a must-see event for serious ALM practitioners especially those focusing on the Microsoft ALM suite.The event is moving from the Washington State Convention Center to the Bells Harbor Conference Center which is around a 7min drive away. For those people familiar with the Seattle waterfront, the conference center is halfway between the Seattle Aquarium and where the Victoria Clippers depart from.Registration for the ALM Forum has just opened on the event website. Here are some important dates to remember for some great savings if you...

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3 Aug 2012

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Presenting at TechEd Australia 2012

This year I’ve been asked to deliver the following two sessions at TechEd Australia on the Gold Coast. Both sessions focus on the new release of Team Foundation Server but the sessions have completely different focuses. Agile Planning Tools in Team Foundation Server 2012 – Make them your own All Aboard the Team Foundation Server Express If you’re on twitter, make sure you keep an eye on the hashtag #auteched...

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14 Jun 2010

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IT Core Blog to the rescue

I was configuring a Lab Management setup today and after a reboot of the Hyper-V host, I found I could no longer RDP to the host machine. The error message was a rather cryptic “An authentication error has occurred. The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted. Remote computer: hvlabhost” After digging around checking the appropriate domain controller, manually configuring the time service and a variety of other potentially useful but largely irrelevant settings, I found the following helpful blog entry. “Hyper-V Error: An authentication error has occurred. The Local Security Authority cannot be contacted.” I had a bit more...

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4 Jun 2010

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Problem connecting to TFS 2010 server using Visual Studio Team System 2008 Service Pack 1 Forward Compatibility Update for Team Foundation Server 2010

I came across a problem today whereby a user had installed the Visual Studio Team System 2008 Service Pack 1 Forward Compatibility Update for Team Foundation Server 2010 and was then unable to connect to their TFS 2010 server. The error they were getting was “TF30335: The server name cannot contain the characters ‘/’ or ‘:’, or start with ‘http://’ or ‘https://’. If the server name is an IPV6 address, it can contain the character ‘:’ only if the full name is enclosed by square brackets.” The most likely cause of this is the order in which the software...

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27 Sep 2008

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27 Sep 2008

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About

Anthony is the lead ALM consultant for Enhance ALM Pty Ltd, an Australian consulting and training company specializing in software development process and Microsoft Visual Studio. He has been working with Visual Studio Team System full-time since 2005. Anthony has worked with a variety of companies ranging in size from just 3 employees up to some of Australia’s largest companies and financial institutions. Anthony is the lead Microsoft Technical Readiness Instructor in Australia for Microsoft Visual Studio and has presented at the Microsoft launch events for both VSTS2005 and VSTS2008. Anthony is a Microsoft MVP (Team System), a Certified Scrum...

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