TFS 2015 Update 1 – Web Access Extensions

After updating from TFS 2013 Update 4 to TFS 2015 Update 1, any web extensions will no longer run.

Changes required…

  • In all JavaScript files replace TFS.CORE with VSS/Utils/Core
  • Update any references eg
    • delegate = VSS.Core.delegate;
  • Update manifest.xml
    • Change version
      •  <WebAccess version=”14.0″>
    • Add .js to the namespace eg
      • namespace=”SomeName.ViewerTest.js”

Zip up the package, runtime, min and manifest.xml and install

See following reference

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Accessing Excel Files / Reports on SharePoint 2010 SP1 Problem after May 2014 Patches

Problem accessing SharePoint Excel files after update – getting error dialog entitled Excel.

Applied the 2 the following fixes and all was fine.

  • Unable to process the request when opening an Excel document in SharePoint 2010

  • Excel Services: Unable to process the request, Wait a few minutes and try performing this operation again

This is possibly related to installed just before the problem surfaced.

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Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 – Load Error Message – Microsoft.Web.Administration

After installing Visual Studio 2013 Update 2 – errors may be generated in the Output dialog from the Team Foundation Build in Visual Studio as follows, stating “Error: Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.Web.Administration’, …”


Solution is to ensure that the IIS Management Services is installed – go to Windows features and select as follows under the Internet Information Services tree.


Tested on Windows 7 and 8.1




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Team Foundation Server 2012 – Reasons to Upgrade

Searching the web it hard to find a presentation aimed at management, justifying upgrading from TFS 2010 to TFS 2012, covering the benefits and risks to an in-house development environment. There is a vast amount of information on TFS 2012 but it seemed to go too deep, too quickly, without stating the business case for deployment.

The following PowerPoint presentation is a compilation of many sources from Microsoft and others. Acknowledgements are given, along with links to source material. If anything is missing please post a comment. Similarly, for any improvements.

TFS2012 Reasons to Upgrade

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Installing Team Foundation Server Lab Management

 Lab Management is new to me and I followed an excellent blog by Darshan Desai at

Whilst configuring Lab Management if the TFS Administrator Console I encountered the following error

Error TF260078 – Could not connect to SC VMM

Searching for solutions I came across various an article by  Dylan Smith at

referencing Microsoft KB2009157.


·Add the Team Foundation Server Service Account to the Domain\Windows Authorization Access Group

·From VMM Console under Administration


oUser Role Properties for Administrator


§  Include the Team Foundation Server Service Account

·Restart the System Center Virtual Machine Manager (VMM) server.

Everything comes up and you are back on track with the videos referenced above.

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