Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio Online and Azure

On June 26th 2014, I will be delivering a talk on Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio Online and Azure for a Brazil User Group. This will be a webcast for 1 hour and its agenda would be as outlined below. This webcast is a must for those interested in understanding Visual Studio Online and its […]

Recording: Continuous Integration with TFS

I had recently done a webinar on DevOps – Continuous Integration with TFS which was organized by Microsoft. If you missed it for any reason, you can watch the recording on Youtube channel. The duration of the video is 1 hour and will delve into various aspects of ALM such as Product Backlogs and SPRINT Integration with […]

Webinar – DevOps: Continuous Integration with TFS

Speaker: Punit Ganshani Topic: DevOps: Continuous Integration with TFS Date & Venue:  May 07, 2014 (Wednesday) at 6:00 PM to 6:45 PM (SGT) Venue: Online (Lync Meeting) Agenda: What are we going to cover? This is what you can get! Team Foundation server Our MVP will share about what’s new in TFS 2013 DevOps – […]

[Solved] TF31001: Cannot connect to Team Foundation Server

Error TF31001: Cannot connect to Team Foundation Server at The server returned the following error: Key not valid for use in specified state Root cause Expired token due to change in Windows credentials (Active Directory for Enterprise hosted TFS and Live credentials for Visual Studio Online) Solution Team Foundation Server when using Visual Studio […]

Build Automation using Jenkins and TFS version control

I’ve used several version control systems for my source code and research projects.  Recently, I’ve consolidated them to TFS and Git. I have started using Visual Studio Online for my research work, CodePlex for my Open Source Frameworks and Tools and GitHub for my blog code.  Much of these decisions are driven based on the […]

Using XecMe to host Windows Services

When you are developing server side components using .NET framework, you would either end up having a IIS hosted component (a website, WAS, Web Services (REST/SOAP/JSON, etc), HTTP Handlers, and alike) or a Windows Service for long running tasks or WCF-based services, or a scheduler task for trigger/time oriented tasks.  If the target deployment is […]

[Solved] TF400012: Full-text search failed

Error TF400012: Full-text search failed. Contact your Team Foundation Server administrator or try the operation again. (Code 30046: SQL Server encountered error 0x8007042d while communicating with full-text filter daemon Root Cause SQL Full-text Filter Daemon Launcher may have shutdown Solution This error occurs only when the Daemon service is down.  TFS and its SharePoint site […]