This page is a list of Team Foundation Server tips and tricks for administering your TFS repositories and managing your source code.
Creating New TFS Repository
It is recommended that you use meaningful names for your repository.
Do not let laziness take over and end up with a repo list like: x, y, abc, tot. You will forever being explaining to people what is in each of them.
Also, do not let your, or other's, inner child take over, or you will end up with a list like this: Optimus Prime, Bert and Ernie, or Batman, Robin, or whatever childhood fancy tickled your imagination.
and select New Team Project...
You will then asked to Specify the Team Project Settings
Choose a meaningful name
Pick the process template, either Agile or CMMI
choose the one that best fits your team's processes
You then can add a description if you would like.
Normally, you would then choose Create an empty source control folder
It then give you all the options you selected, Review them and if you are comfortable with your selections, click the Finish.
Now, you have a new TFS Repository
TFS History Command
This seems to be one of the more popular TFS Commands.
Development teams or Project Managers may want you to provide a list of all the changes to a specific Team Foundation Server Repository or to a specific Team Foundation Server branch of code.
To do this for a specific date range of one year for the trunk branch:
Here the Subversion Log Command for all the changes made in a full repository:
Here is the example change log file:
If you have some commands you would like to add, or you have commands you would like me to show please let us know.
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