Tech Nibbles 26 Jul, 2015

Welcome to Codetails! Our Tech Nibbles list for 26 Jul, 2015 has 13 articles that are a must read for developers, designers and architects who are working on Microsoft Technologies or are passionate about Microsoft. Avoid design pitfalls in the IoT: Keep the focus on people The O’Reilly Radar Podcast: Robert Brunner on IoT pitfalls, Ammunition, […]

Tech Nibbles 19 Jul, 2015

Welcome to Codetails! Our Tech Nibbles list for 19 Jul, 2015 has 11 articles that are a must read for developers, designers and architects who are working on Microsoft Technologies or are passionate about Microsoft. PowerJSON – A Powerful and Fast JSON Serializer This is a fork, an enhanced version, of ‘s brilliant project . It […]

Send Custom Build Notes with TFS Build Using PowerShell

One of the teams, required a customized build note including only Bug, User Story work items listed with few details. The default alert email of the TFS 2013 only send an email in below format which does not say which is the type of the work item associated with the build. It just said “work […]

Tech Nibbles 11 Jul, 2015

Welcome to Codetails! Our Tech Nibbles list for 11 Jul, 2015 has 8 articles that are a must read for developers, designers and architects who are working on Microsoft Technologies or are passionate about Microsoft. Just released: Windows 10 Application Deployment tool With the latest release of Windows 10 SDK Preview Build 10166, we are excited […]

Tech Nibbles 05 Jul, 2015

Welcome to Codetails! Our worth read list for 05 Jul, 2015 has 31 articles that are a must for developers, designers and architects who are working on Microsoft Technologies. Free ebook: Microsoft Azure Essentials: Azure Web Apps for Developers Download all formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub) at the Microsoft Virtual Academy. Below you’ll find the ebook’s […]

Resolve – TF250049 and TF250067

Setting up SharePoint extensions for TFS in a remote server might cause below error. ******************************************************************************************************* TF250049: The following URL for Team Foundation Server could not be verified: <TFSUrl>. The following error was received: TF250067: No connection could be made to Team Foundation Server at the following address: <TFSUrl>. Either the specified URL does not point […]

5 steps to targeting multiple .NET frameworks

When designing an API or libraries, we aim to have maximum coverage of available .NET frameworks so that we can have maximum number of clients adopt our APIs.  The key challenge in such scenarios is to have a clean code and an efficient way to manage multiple versions of code, Nuget packages and builds. This article […]

Fixing Warning – TF255119: The Windows Service Control Manager could not be contacted on

TFS setup in distributed topology might give ht below warning in configuration readiness checks. ******************************************************************************************************* TF255119: The Windows Service Control Manager could not be contacted on <sqlserver>. The following service cannot be verified as installed, running, and set to start automatically: SQL Server Analysis Services. Manually verify that the service is functioning correctly. ******************************************************************************************************* Proceeding […]

Resolve – TF400069: You must install either SQL Server Analysis Services version 11.0 …

Setting up TFS AT (Application Tier) and DT (Data Tier) in separate machines (not a single server installation) might raise below error in Analysis Services configuration for TFS. ******************************************************************************************************* TF400069: You must install either SQL Server Analysis Services version 11.0 or the SQL Server Client Tools on the application tier to ensure that the Analysis […]

Resolve – TF255050: A connection cannot be made to the Report Server WMI provider

When setting up reporting services in a remote server for TFS below error might occur. ******************************************************************************************************* TF255050: A connection cannot be made to the Report Server WMI provider. Verify the following: 1. You have entered the correct name for the server, including the instance name. 2. The Windows Management Instrumentation service is running on tfsssrs. […]