Friday, July 15, 2011

Microsoft Test Manager - Update Test Settings

Here is a great source for updating the test settings in MTM

You can override public properties like Deployment Timeout using this.

You can also override the private properties like Script Timeout using Reflection. Please refer this thread for more info

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

TFS 2010 - Build fails with error " Read permission is required to retrieve the content"

When the build fails with the below error, what does it mean:
TF215097: An error occurred while initializing a build for build definition \TeamProject\BuildDef: TF204001: The item $/TeamProject/BuildProcessTemplates/DefaultTemplate.xaml cannot be downloaded. Read permission is required to retrieve the content.
It means that the service account under which the build agent is running needs read access to the source control.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Received 2011 Microsoft® MVP Award!

I received an email from Microsoft that I have been awarded the 2011 Microsoft® MVP Award for my contributions in Visual Studio ALM technical communities during the past year. It is a pleasure to receive this award and I am very grateful to Microsoft.

Here is the link to my profile