Wednesday, December 30, 2009

TFS 2010 Power Tools Beta 2 is here 1/2

Team Foundation Server Power Tools is a set of enhancements, tools and command-line utilities that improve the Team Foundation Server (TFS) user experience. It is a genius idea for making TFS and the Team system as whole able to cope with the wonderful ideas that pop up to improve it usage experience as well as it is perfect idea to respond to the market needs in a faster way.

The Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 2 Power Tools have been released and are now available for download.

They Worked to get all of the existing Power Tools that they thought were critical to support Beta 2 adoption working against TFS/VS 2010 and updated to support new 2010 features.  You will see that a few of the Power Tools are still not working in this build.  We will release another Power Tool update around launch where all of the Power Tools will be working.

Team Foundation Power Tools


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Using Scrum for Team System Beta 2


Brian harry has just announced that EMC (formerly from Conchango) has recently released a Beta of a new release of their popular SCRUM for Team System.  This Beta is designed to work with TFS 2010 Beta 2.  You can find download details here:




for more info please check  Crispin Parker's blog :

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Important Hot Fixes for Team System Web Access, and TFS Object Model

Microsoft Has just released two updates (one a QFE for the TFS object model and the other a new version of the Team System Web Access Power Tool) that should significantly improve the scalability. Most of the issues fixed had to do with memory over allocation or leaking that resulted in memory exhaustion and process recycling.

You can get the updates here:

· KB974402 - QFE for TFS Object Model Assemblies

· TSWA 2008 – Updated TSWA 2008 SP1 Release (full install, you need to uninstall your existing TSWA 2008 instance first)

And you can read a bit more about it on Hakan's blog:

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Installing TFS 2010 Beta2 on Win 2008 R2, a Problem, and The solution

Microsoft Has just reported a known issue of installing TFS 2010 over Windows 2008 R2. For all people who are welling to install TFS 2010 Beta 2 over This version of windows, please read the following to know how to solve the problem with a recommended workaround from the Team System Product Team.


After installing Team Foundation Server 2010 Beta 2 on a Windows 2008 R2 server, when you navigate to Web Access site, you get the following error message:

Configuration Error

Parser Error Message: Could not load file or assembly 'System.Web.Extensions, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35' or one of its dependencies. The system cannot find the file specified.


Windows 2008 R2 includes NET Framework 3.5 as a Windows feature, which means NET Framework cannot be installed on that system using the regular installer. It needs to be enabled as a feature instead. Since TFS setup tries to install NET Framework 3.5 using the installer, it fails for this reason.

Since NET 3.5 is not available after TFS installation, Web Access is broken.


The workaround is to enable NET Framework 3.5 feature on Windows 2008 R2 using the Role Manager.

  • Open Server Manager
  • Click the Features node
  • Click Add Features
  • Check “.NET Framework 3.5.1 Features” (including all sub nodes)
  • Click Next, and click Install to finish the installation