Did someone ask for more cowbell?  Got your cowbell right here.

Did someone ask for more cowbell?  Got your cowbell right here.

Serving women, men and disabled pygmies

Serving women, men and disabled pygmies

Whatta coupla awesome dudes - sorry to miss this, but bat country calls!
mikemccreadypj:

Me and Rick Friel gearing up for Live Rock Karaoke.  Get tickets to Saturday’s show here.  Proceeds benefit CCFA Team Challenge. 

Whatta coupla awesome dudes - sorry to miss this, but bat country calls!

mikemccreadypj:

Me and Rick Friel gearing up for Live Rock Karaoke.  Get tickets to Saturday’s show here.  Proceeds benefit CCFA Team Challenge

TFS for SSRS dev ~

Since I repeatedly re-live this nightmare, I thought I’d put this down somewhere I could easily refer to it.

Visual Studio 2008 doesn’t work with TFS2010’s new URL collections links…  And VS2010 won’t play nice with the VS2008 / Business Intelligence Designer Shell projects.  Thus, one must use VS2008 to develop / maintain report projects, as well as install add-ins + add-in updates to work with the new source control app.

Sounds easy enough… but actually getting that all to work properly can be a headache.

Following the steps quoted below will *sometimes* work… however most times not quite, in my experience.  An additional, seemingly nonsensical, step is often necessary - running the VS2008 SP1 installer *again*.  ~sigh

  • Install TFS Explorer add-in for VS2008
  • Install VS2008 SP1
  • Install Compatibility Pack
  • Re-run VS2008 SP1

The below post, (with tasty, helpful links!) came from another blog:
http://geekswithblogs.net/jehan/archive/2010/07/15/connect-to-tfs2010-server-using-vs-2008-client.aspx

To connect to TFS 2010 using VS2008, you need to install the below components in mentioned order. The Installation order is really important to make it work.

- Install Visual Studio 2008 [nagano: typically in my scenarios you’ll have the BIDS VS Shell installed already]
- Install Team Explorer 2008
- Install Visual Studio 2008 SP1 (This will upgrade both VS2008 and Team Explorer 2008 to SP1)
- Install VSTS 2008 Forward Compatibility Update

As TFS2010 introduces the notion of Team Project Collections. After the installation is completed successfully, you should provide the entire URL to connect TFS2010 server.

You can express the connection string as follows:

http://<serverName>:<port>/<vdir>/<collectionName> (e.g. http://TfsServer:8080/Tfs/ProjectCollectionName)

The <vdir> is an optional path for the TFS web sites specified by the administrator during setup. By default it is “tfs”.

The mighty Lazy Susan - Radio

I must not think bad thoughts. The civil wars and the uncivilized wars, conflagrations leap out of every poor furnace. The food cooks poorly and everyone goes hungry - from then on it’s dog eat dog, dog eat body & body eats dog. I can’t go down there. I can’t understand it.

X - “I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts”