Monday, October 01, 2007

New Power Tools release is now available

A new version of the Power Tools is now available.

I would like to give in a nut shell fast steps of installing Power Tools along with its prerequisites:

1- Install Domain Specific Lanaguage Redistributable package.

2- Install the PowerShell 1.0 for windows 2003 (this is important because alot of the Power tools command lines
use PowerShell commands in order to get processed).To be more specific: One part of the Power Tools is:
The TFS Best Bractices Analyzer (TFS BPA) This PBA Needs Powershell to be initially installed

3-Install the TFS Service Pack 1 Hot Fix KB Article# KB919156

4-Install TFS Service 1

6- Install Power Tools

7- Install Web Access Power Tools(if you are interested)

8-In order to Install DB Pro Power Tools:
a- The DB Power Tools supports SQL Server 2005 SP2 Enhancements. In order to make the
Team Edition-DB Professional Support the SQL 2005 SP2 too you have to install Service Release 1 (SR1) update for Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Database Professionals.
It fix some problems at the initial relaease of the DB Professional such as:
- The Decimal Problem in the Data Comparison.

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