Category Archives: TFS

Introducing VSTS Quick Reply: a Chrome extension that helps you collaborate quicker in VSTS discussion

Teams often leverage the discussion feature, in particular the ability to @mention team members, in VSTS for work items to collaborate on requirements, tasks and bugs. In large teams it is common to @mention several team members on messages to … Continue reading

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How to get current user info in VSTS web by JavaScript

I have been exploring extending the VSTS web interface and I needed to get the display name of the current user in JavaScript. It turns out there is a JavaScript variable that is available on all pages, namely __vssPageContext. This … Continue reading

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Getting VSTS user ID by display name using REST

I have been exploring the VSTS REST API lately. While there are quite a few services that require the user ID as parameter, it isn’t very obvious how you can obtain that user ID for a given user in the … Continue reading

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Cannot connect to TFS: TF31002 and TF30331

Symptom: Cannot connect to TFS and the following error messages appear: TF31002: Unable to connect to this Team Foundation Server: http://tfs.global.yourServer.name:8080/tfs.Team Foundation Server Url: http://tfs.global.yourServer.name:8080/tfs. Possible reasons for failure include:– The name, port number, or protocol for the Team Foundation … Continue reading

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