Monday, September 28, 2009

VSTS2010 team project creation - God and bad news

The good news is that VSTS2010 has the capability to script team project creation out of the box. Grant Holliday wrote a post on Scripting Team Project Creation in TFS2010. As Grant states, this is a step in the right direction, earlier we had to relay on the power tool command line utility for creating team projects.

The bad news is that the 2010 version for scripting team project creation requires some GUI interaction and the VSTS beta requires the team explorer tab to be selected the last time Visual Studio was closed. I also look like VSTS2010 can’t create team project for TFS2008 through scripting.
Hopefully this can be fixed before the RTM version.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

VSTS 2010 Readiness

VSTS 2010 has been around for a while now, at least in some kind. It’s actually two years now, counting from the first Rosario CTP in August 2007. With Microsoft moving into beta 1 and soon beta 2 it feels like the time to get ready for the future is here.
As a first step for more serious effort I decided to do a test upgrade of our central TFS server, containing about 70 team projects. The goal was to test the upgrade process, and to get a real environment and real data for future tests. The install/configuration/upgrade process was a pleasant experience, running without any problems or errors. After upgrading I had to r run Hakan Eskicis script to enable my old team projects with the new features, hopefully this will be included in the upgrade process in the feature.
Overall the test upgrade went smoothly without any problem, and I can sleep better knowing it works. I also have lots of real life projects and data to put the new vsts2010 features to realistic tests. Hopefully I can start using the new vsts2010 toolset to solve real life everyday problems.