Oslo Installation – Windows Installer

I was installing the Oslo CTP on my XP laptop (I’ve had it on my Vista PC for over a month now), but during the installation I got an error telling me that I needed a newer Windows Installer, with no additional information.  I downloaded the Installer 4.5 Redistributable, and after a reboot now my Oslo SDK Install didn’t do anything.  I went into Add/Remove programs, removed “Microsoft Codename Oslo Repository” and “Microsoft Codename Oslo SDK Temporary Setup Files” and kicked off the install again and this time it all went well.  Life in CTP, i guess…

About esteban

Esteban is the Founder and Chief Technologist at Nebbia Technology, an ALM consulting and Azure-powered technology company. He is a software developer with a passion for ALM, TFS, Azure, and software development best practices. Esteban is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and ALM Ranger, Pluralsight author, and the president of ONETUG (Orlando .NET User Group).

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  1. Mark Allen

    Another approach which works well is to have the XML tag reference a custom TFS group. In my case there is a master contributor group shared between projects so rather than list all the contributor users in the template AssignedTo list boxes I created a TFS group called ‘TeamAssignments’ and within security I referenced the team. Then in the templates I added the tag ListItem value=[project]\TeamAssignments. Now when anyone is added to the team they are displayed in the AssignedTo List box. This also means that another team can be created without changing the templates as the changes can be done in security.

    TFS Team Name: Blue (example set up in security)
    TFS Group Name: TeamAssignments
    Members: Team Blue


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