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cidr
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Posted - 10/05/2012 :  07:26:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hi there,

I really could do with some help.

I've just started a new job with no handover and the projects are report projects are locked (read only).

I'm assuming this is because they are using source control.

I can see a tab on Visual studio called Source Control Explorer.

Also there is a message in the Output window:

This solution is offline. [Team Foundation Server: http://IP Address/tfs/DefaultCollection]

I've also checked a virtual machine on the pc and I'm assuming a lot of report work is done on this as this VM as it also has Source Control Explorer with several projects

So, if I'm assuming correctly, Source Control Explorer is used with Team foundation server. I'm also assuming the SSRS project is locked because it's checked out.

My first question is, are my assumptions correct? If so, what would be the best way for me to get up to speed in learning this environment and unlocking this project.

Thank you

sunitabeck
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Posted - 10/05/2012 :  07:44:25  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The lock sign means the opposite - i.e., it that the code is checked into source control. If someone else had checked it out, you would see a little human face also next to it.

You can work offline without using the source control, but it would be more advisable to connect to the source control. You have to find where the TFS server is and then use the Team -> Connect to a Team Foundation Server in Visual Studio to connect to that server.

This forum has a lot of experts on SQL Server, but not much in TFS etc. So if you continue to run into difficulties, you may want to post to a Visual Studio or TFS forum.
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cidr
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Posted - 10/05/2012 :  07:53:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, I appreciate the help.

That was a type: I meant checked in.

I'll take your advice. Incidentally, if I were to learn what to do. Would I find TFS videos and start from there?

Thanks

Edited by - cidr on 10/05/2012 07:54:33
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sunitabeck
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Posted - 10/05/2012 :  08:13:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you meant videos at this link, I think they are mostly for TFS administrators. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/vstudio/gg537361.aspx But it may be worth looking at.

Your goal, initially at least, if I understood correctly is to be able to simply check out code make changes etc. and check in. For such activities, from a user's perspective, TFS is pretty simple and straightforward to use, at least for the basic tasks. Found this page which is a quick and nice read: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jasonz/archive/2009/10/21/tutorial-getting-started-with-tfs-in-vs2010.aspx
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cidr
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Posted - 10/05/2012 :  09:12:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:

sunitabeck 05/10/2012

Found this page which is a quick and nice read: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jasonz/archive/2009/10/21/tutorial-getting-started-with-tfs-in-vs2010.aspx



That's really helpful, thanks for that. I found some videos as well so I'll just work through them.

There's an option on the file menu on VS2010 (Source Control > Open From Source Control). This is very much like Visual Source Safe (at least the options when you right click are the same.

Thank again
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