Connector Release 2.0

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Released: Mar 10, 2008
Updated: Apr 21, 2008 by lfenster
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Release Notes

This release of the PS2007 VSTS Connector is targeted to work with Team Foundation Server 2008 and resolves several bugs that were reported in the first two releases. We've done our best to ensure that this Connector is easy to install and well documented, but if you encounter issues, please be sure to let us know via email at tfpstalk@microsoft.com, we'll do our best to get you up and running.

Three important notes:
  1. If Connector installtion fails immediately, it may be due to the fact that the VC++ 9.0 runtime assemblies have not been installed on the machine. This issue was found late in testing; however we did not want to further delay getting the Connector to you. It is only needed for installation and is not needed for the Connector to run. We will be removing this dependency in a minor release (coming soon). For now, you must run the vcredist_x86.exe that is included with the Connector installation file if you run into this issue.
  2. A change that was made to a TFS 2008 API such that the process template information is no longer maintained with a team project. However, the Connector depends on this information to determine how to map fields within a team project to fields wthin a PS project. Please see http://blogs.msdn.com/lfenster/archive/2008/02/14/getting-a-process-template-for-a-team-project-in-tfs-2008.aspx for a full description of the change and a tool to ensure that your team projects have the necessary information for the Connector to work effectively.
  3. Tiago Pascoal has uncovered a few 'gotchas' about having to have Team Explorer 2008 installed to complete the installation for the additional process templates and TFS subscription (the TFS part of the install). This can be found at http://www.agilior.pt/blogs/tiago.pascoal/archive/2008/03/28/4096.aspx.


For other feedback and questions, please send mail to tfpstalk@microsoft.com.

Thanks for your interest in the Connector solution!
- VSTS Rangers

Reviews for this release

     
After spending weeks, I never was able to implement this solution in a production environment. The uninstaller has a bug where you can remove the connector databases before the uninstallation process is finished, this will leave you with a corrupt installation.
by levidos on Mar 23, 2010 at 1:14 PM