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May 2010 Blog Posts

Formatting PowerShell Script for My Blog

In a previous post , I described how I format code for my blog (i.e. by copying it from Visual Studio or SQL Server Management Studio and then running a simple console application to convert the RTF clipboard text to HTML). I recently started doing...

Using PowerShell to Delete a Site with Subsites in SharePoint Server 2010

When using the "DR.DADA" approach to SharePoint development , I often find myself deleting sites (in DEV and TEST environments) and subsequently re-activating features or running some migration utility to recreate the site hierarchy. In fact, a few...

Update on Upgrade of MSDN Blog Platform

The dust has mostly settled after the upgrade of the MSDN blog platform. Consequently, I have re-added my custom CSS rules to make my blog posts look much like they did before the upgrade. Kudos to Sean Jenkin and his team for tirelessly working through...

Issues After Upgrade of MSDN Blog Platform

By now you've undoubtedly noticed that the MSDN blogs have been cut over to the upgraded system. Things are obviously a little unstable right now, but hopefully over the next several hours, things will calm down and we'll get back to normal. So far...

Sharepoint 2010 Developer Training Kit

This is an update to the beta version that was released last December. It "provides developers with advanced guidance on how to develop for SharePoint." Here's the overview from the download page : The SharePoint 2010 Developer Training Kit provides...

Reporting Errors with TFS Migration/Upgrade

When upgrading Team Foundation Server (TFS) -- or, really, any application that utilizes SQL Server Reporting Services -- you might choose to restore your data to a new environment (for example, to migrate to new hardware, or to validate the upgrade in...

Performing a "Do Over" with TFS 2010 Upgrade

Regardless of whether you call it a "mulligan", a "do over", or whatever, the fact is you may encounter errors during your upgrade to Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 -- hopefully in your Development or Test environment first, not when upgrading your...

Avoid the Warning from Excel Services About Refreshing External Data

In my post earlier this month on upgrading to Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 and SharePoint Server 2010 , I forgot to include the steps to change the Warn on Refresh setting of the trusted file location for the Excel Services Application. If you...

Use PowerShell to "Reset to Site Definition" in SharePoint Server 2010

In one of my posts last month , I provided the following steps to "reghost" all of the pages in a Team Foundation Server (TFS) project site: Browse to the Site Settings page for the site (e.g. http://cyclops/sites/Demo/_layouts/settings.aspx )....

Upgrading TFS 2005/2008 Project Sites to TFS 2010, Part 3 - Quick Launch Navigation

Update (2010-05-20) I made some changes to correct a few issues and also to include the final version of the XML input file that I used to update my TFS project sites. In my previous post , I showed how you can use PowerShell to export the quick...

Upgrading TFS 2005/2008 Project Sites to TFS 2010, Part 4 - Project Work Items Web Part

In the part 1 of this series , I described how to enable the dashboard functionality in Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 on project sites upgraded from TFS 2005/2008 (i.e. sites originally created with the MSF Agile v4.x process templates). I noted that...

Configuring Quick Launch Navigation in SharePoint Server 2010 Using PowerShell

Suppose that you need to update a few SharePoint team sites to add a couple of links to the quick launch navigation. Assuming the number of sites to be updated is relatively small, then it is reasonable to manually apply the configuration changes via...

Upgrading TFS 2005/2008 Project Sites to TFS 2010, Part 2 - Team Wiki

In part 1 of this series , I showed how you can add new Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 dashboard functionality to project sites originally created in TFS 2008 (or TFS 2005). Another feature that you might want to add to upgraded project sites is...

SharePoint Server 2010 Windows PowerShell cmdlets

Another essential resource for those (like me) upgrading from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 to SharePoint Server 2010: Index of SharePoint Server 2010 Windows PowerShell cmdlets http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff678226...

StsAdm to Windows PowerShell Mapping (SharePoint Server 2010)

Here is an essential resource for those (like me) upgrading from Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 to SharePoint Server 2010: Stsadm to Windows PowerShell mapping (SharePoint Server 2010) http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff621084...

Upgrading TFS 2005/2008 Project Sites to TFS 2010, Part 1 - Agile Dashboard Features

In one of last week's posts , I provided details on upgrading from Team Foundation Server 2008 to TFS 2010, including some information about updating your TFS project sites. I also provided a reference to the following MSDN article for more information...

Error 7493 ("Access is denied") Viewing TFS Dashboard in SharePoint Server 2010

Earlier this morning I was upgrading some of my Team Foundation Server (TFS) project sites (many of which were originally created with TFS 2005) in order to showcase the new dashboard features in TFS 2010. While doing so, I encountered the following...

C++ Compiler in Visual Studio 2010 Must Target .NET Framework 4

Another "hiccup" this week after upgrading my Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2008 environment to TFS 2010 ... This morning I discovered that when you upgrade a managed C++ project from Visual Studio 2008 to Visual Studio 2010, the project is updated...

Suppress CS1607 Warning for TFS 2010 Builds

Here's another issue I encountered when upgrading my Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2008 environment to TFS 2010 ... While it's generally a good assumption that a solution that builds without error in Visual Studio 2008 (and on a TFS 2008 build server...

Updated Path to tf.exe for TFS 2010 Builds

After upgrading my Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2008 environment to TFS 2010 , I found that I needed to tweak my TfsBuild.proj file in order to successfully build on my new TFS 2010 build server. In a previous post, I detailed the process that I recommend...

Building MOSS 2007 Solutions on a TFS 2010 Build Server

After upgrading my Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2008 environment to TFS 2010 , my next step was to upgrade various Visual Studio solutions to the 2010 version and ensure they built successfully after the upgrade. Note that during the upgrade, I chose...

"The workbook cannot be opened" Error with SharePoint Server 2010 (and TFS 2010)

In an earlier post today, I described how I recently upgraded from Team Foundation Server 2008 (and Windows SharePoint Services v3) to TFS 2010 (and SharePoint Server 2010). While most of the upgrade went fairly smooth, during the process I discovered...

Upgrade Team Foundation Server 2008 to TFS 2010 (and SharePoint Server 2010)

In my previous post , I provided an overview of the process of upgrading from TFS 2008 (and Windows SharePoint Services v3) to TFS 2010 (and SharePoint Server 2010). In this post, I provide more details about the upgrade process. Note that if you are...

Upgrade Team Foundation Server 2008 to TFS 2010 (and SharePoint Server 2010) - Overview

This past weekend, I upgraded my Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2008 environment to TFS 2010. I also upgraded the TFS project sites to SharePoint Server 2010. Why the SharePoint upgrade? The TFS project sites previously ran on Windows SharePoint Services...