Monday, 30 March 2009

TFS: Change computer name

We have just had to update the names pf our PC to align to a new company policy. One of the things that this broke was the mapping of TFS workspaces. A fix for this the following command.

Using the command promt, navigate to C:\Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 9.0\Common7\IDE

Now, using the tf.exe tool
tf workspaces /updateComputerName:MyOldComputerName /s:http://TFServer:8080

Tuesday, 24 March 2009

MCPD Web Developer

This morning I successfully passed the MCPD exam 70-547. This is a milestone that I have been aimign for for over a year, from when I started studying for the MCTS early last year.

Thursday, 19 March 2009

Sitecore Performance

We have noticed some slow performance using Sitecore recently on some of our websites. One of the options discussed on the SDN forum is to disable the performance counters. I've tried this approach and the improvement in performance is noticeable.

So if you are also having performance issue try disabling the performance counters. To disable the performance counters change the following line in the web.config to false:
<setting name="Counters.Enabled" value="true" />

Monday, 9 March 2009

Sitecore alias button

I was trying to give a small group of users access to the Alias button, but couldn't find out how to accomplish this, I had given them access to the ribbon, chunk and command but it still wouldn't show up How did I fix this.
  1. Log in to the master database
  2. Under sitecore/system
  3. Unprotect the alias folder
  4. In the security editor, give the required role read, write, create, delete and rename privileges.
  5. Protect the alias folder.