Really getting the latest changes with TFS

TFS Source Control doesn’t always get the latest changes. It gets what it thinks are the latest changes (and for the most part it gets it right if you work exclusively in Visual Studio). However, there are times when it gets it wrong and you have to force its hand a little. So, if you […]

How to recover deleted files, folders and branches in TFS

In Visual Studio go to the menu item Tools–>Options… Then navigate to the Source Control –> Visual Studio Team Foundation Server section. In that section is a check box that says “Show deleted items in the Source Control Explorer” Once you’ve ensured that the checkbox is checked, press “OK” Then navigate to the Source Control […]

Tip of the Day: Getting TFS to remember you each time you open Visual Studio

Because the TFS Server where I work is not on the domain, it will prompt you for credentials each time you log in (unless you’ve previously used the web access and checked the “Remember Me” option). If you don’t want to use the web access portal, you can still get TFS to remember your credentials […]

Tip of the day: Getting Visual Studio with TFS to work offline

Earlier to day our TFS server went down. Visual Studio likes to have a constant connection open to it, but obviously that wasn’t going to happen. Luckily, it is possible to work on a solution with no connection to TFS. If you were just starting some work… If Visual Studio was open when TFS went […]