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

http://blog.armgasys.com/?p=133

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

http://www.stefanjohansson.org/2013/03/excel-services-unable-to-process-the-request-wait-a-few-minutes-and-try-performing-this-operation-again/

This is possibly related to http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2871997 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’, …”

Part1

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.

Part2

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

http://blogs.msdn.com/b/lab_management/archive/2010/02/11/visual-studio-lab-management-videos.aspx

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

http://geekswithblogs.net/Optikal/archive/2011/03/30/144600.aspx

referencing Microsoft KB2009157.

Essentially,

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

·From VMM Console under Administration

oAdministrator

oUser Role Properties for Administrator

oMembers

§  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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