April 16, 2013
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TFS reporting capabilities

We have been getting a few questions around Team Foundation Server reporting as of late. Our good friends at Microsoft (a Crosslake partner) on the ALM side have produced a slide deck that provides an excellent overview of reporting in TFS 2012, including a discussion of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) reports and Excel reports, …

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March 14, 2013
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TFS areas and iterations

Setting up areas and iterations in Team Foundation Server is often confusing to many teams, particularly around best practices. Here we have laid out a few best practices and how-to procedures to get you going in TFS 2010 or TFS 2012. What are areas? Areas are hierarchical breakdowns of components of the product that allow …

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March 13, 2013
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TFS source migration opinions

We are often asked about source migrations that we have done for other teams. Below is an answer we posted to a thread on LinkedIn. We hope this helps you if you are considering migrating from another version control system to Team Foundation Server. Our team has done numerous source migrations in the past. Our …

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July 10, 2012
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Importing source code into TFS

Summary  In this video, we discuss some of the challenges of migrating source code to TFS and how we approach these conversions. Also, we discuss our approach to branching source code during the migration to TFS. And finally, we will demonstrate a source code import into TFS using a custom application that we wrote. Importing source …

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June 7, 2012
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Come see Crosslake at Agile 2012!

James Waletzky of Crosslake spoke at the Agile 2012 conference in Dallas, TX on Thursday, August 16 @ 3:30pm. The talk was entitled “Slow Down to Go Fast: Lessons Learned Shipping Bing Voice Search on Xbox : James Waletzky, Randy Santossio” and covered some best practices for Agile teams working in an enterprise environment. Hear …

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