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I got this question from someone about the Visual Designers in VSTS Enterprise Architect Edition, basically the person was confused with all the designers available and what each one does.

Oct 14, 2005 I just installed Visual Studio 2005 beta2. I opened Visual Studio, selected Visual Basic and some options came up. I chose (I think) Project Management or Team Project and clicked okay. After browsing through it, I decided that is not what I wanted. I just want Visual Basic to learn how to use Mobile 5.0. User Review of Azure DevOps: 'Visual Studio Team System was used by myself in our local development team, and much wider in the company for most development teams. When working on most products within the company Visual Studio Team System was the development platform of choice. Visual Studio Team System provides an excellent all-in-one solution for development which is why it stood out at the.

I decided to do a little explanation here, but first I would like to discuss the concept of VSTS Arch Edition. Basically the whole idea behind VSTS is to have Architects (Enterprise, Solution, Infrastructure), Developers, Quality Engineers, Configuration Managers, Project Managers all working together from the same IDE and to have the output of each role saved to a central server so that the whole team can collaborate and communicate easily.

Using VSTS the whole idea of the Architect who walks in, draws fancy diagrams, and lets the developers and project implementers handle the details is over. This type of collaboration helps verify that designs are implementable and keeps the architect in the picture as the design evolves towards implementation requirements.

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VSTS Architects Edition:

This edition of Visual Studio is used by Architects to design the system, and communicate those designs with the other members of the team. The word Architect here is very generic, because in reality you can have lots of different types of Architects, each looking at the system from a different perspective.

The main roles and perspectives that are found in almost every software project are as follows:

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  1. The Enterprise Architect:This person makes sure that the system being design acts as part of a bigger larger system that benefits the organization as a whole and that conforms to the organization’s standards. The main focus here would be integration with other systems and standards compliance including performance and messaging.
  2. The Infrastructure Architect:This person focuses mainly on the system Physical Architecture, so the diagrams produced would contain information like the number of servers, server configuration, locations, communication lines.
  3. The Solution Architect:The main focus here is the solution at hand; this person takes the input from the Enterprise and Infrastructure Architect and creates a solution that would fit in the Physical and Logical requirements of the entire system. The diagram produced would contain information like the Logical Architecture, the distinct system layers, and the communication points with other systems.

The Designers and how they fit in:

VSTS Architects Edition has a lot of designers that can be used to represent different views of the system. As mentioned above it is possible for each of the above roles to be performed by a different person which makes consolidating and validating these designs all the lot harder. VSTS makes this task so much easier by validating the diagrams against each other, hence allowing the Architects to work together and not to break each other’s designs.

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I will mention the most important designers:

  1. Distributed System Designer
  2. Application Designer
  3. Class Designer
  4. Deployment Designer
  5. Logical Datacenter designer
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In this posting I will basically answer the question about the Application Designer, I will post on each of the designers I mentioned here in coming posts.

Application Designer is used to design applications that can provide or use services within the scope of a Visual Studio solution. It is a designer mainly used for high level tasks.

I will explain some common scenarios for this tool :

1. If you have a visual studio solution and would like to reverse engineer it so you could see the different components and how they communicated Application Designer would be the tool to use.

2. You could also specify settings and constraints for my application like which protocol it would use to communicate with other services, and connection strings in the web.config.

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3. You could define the databases and web services that communicate with my application.

4. You could specify a custom communication protocol that my application will use with windows communication foundation.

After designing your application, you would need to perform the following tasks:

1. Evaluate the application for deployment on the deployment production environment using the development configurations, this would help determine whether or not your logical design is compatible with your physical design.

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2. Design parts of your system for reusability.

These are the main features of Application Designer, please post your comments if you there is anything that needs clarification and I will address them in my coming posts.

TF86001: Team Foundation was unable to load the Office AddIn
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Javier Becerril


Posted: Team Foundation Server - General, TF86001: Team Foundation was unable to load the Office AddIn Top
After dealing with the daunting install process and getting it right, now I'm able to create projects and work with most of the items, however I found a new issue while trying to open any of the Excel sheets included in the default project team solution structure from WSS and I get that error, funny thing is that this only happens with XL files, since I can open Word and Project files with no issues
Here's what I'm running on:
Server: Windows Server 2003 sp1, SQL 2005 Sep CTP (data, analysis and reporting services), VSTS Server Foundation beta3, WSS sp2
Client: Windows Server 2003 sp1, Office 2003 Pro sp2, VS2005 Release Candidate, VS Team Explorer, SQL 2005 Sep CTP (data services only)
Any help will be greatly appreciated

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Posted: Team Foundation Server - General, TF86001: Team Foundation was unable to load the Office AddIn Top

Repairing visual studio tools for office should fix the problem. I think you installed office 2003 after VS Team Explorer.


Javier Becerril


Posted: Team Foundation Server - General, TF86001: Team Foundation was unable to load the Office AddIn Top
thx for your reply
this is my install order in the client:
1. Windows Server 2003 sp1
2. SQL Server 2005 Sep CTP
3. Visual Studio 2005 RC
4. Office 2003 sp2
5. Visual Studio Team Explorer
should I reinstall Visual Studio 2005 RC (which is the one that installs vs tools for office)
thx again

Default


Posted: Team Foundation Server - General, TF86001: Team Foundation was unable to load the Office AddIn Top
Hi,
If you repair Visual Studio Tools for Office Runtime From the add remove programs in the conrol panel will fix the problem. 100% sure
Thanks
AnneR


Posted: Team Foundation Server - General, TF86001: Team Foundation was unable to load the Office AddIn Top

Hi! < xml:namespace prefix = o ns = 'urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office' />

I'm experiencing the same problem.

When I try to start a new list from within MS Excel, I get the error “TF86001: Team Foundation was unable to load the Office AddIn. This may be caused by a Team Foundation Client installation problem, or lack of .NET Programmability Support in the Office Application....”

When it try to open a Work Item list from the Project Explorer within Visual Studio (for example: All TasksaOpen in Microsoft Excel) I get a different error: “TF80042: This document cannot be opened because you do not have Microsoft Excel (version 11.0) or one of its components installed....”

I am running MS Excel 2003 (11.6560.6568) SP2, from the MS Office Professional Edition 2003 suite (English). All updates for Office products have recently been installed. Proofing tools from the German edition have been additionally installed.

I first tried to repair “Visual Studio Tools for Office Runtime” from the Add and Remove programs, but it did not help. Then I uninstalled “Visual Studio Tools for Office Runtime” and reinstalled the complete “Team Foundation Client”, but neither that helped.

Any help will be greatly appreciated J


AnneR


Posted: Team Foundation Server - General, TF86001: Team Foundation was unable to load the Office AddIn Top
Hi!
Both problems were solved by installing '.NET Programmability Support' for Excel from the Office Setup....

Asifkhan75025


Posted: Team Foundation Server - General, TF86001: Team Foundation was unable to load the Office AddIn Top
Repairing visual studio tools for office should fix the problem, I had the same problem.
krwell


Posted: Team Foundation Server - General, TF86001: Team Foundation was unable to load the Office AddIn Top
I repaired Visual Studio for Office and I still get TF80042 errors when I try to open a Team Query with Excel.
Any other suggestions

Smitha Saligrama


Posted: Team Foundation Server - General, TF86001: Team Foundation was unable to load the Office AddIn Top

Verify that you have the following

1. Excel 2003

2. PIA's intalled (.Net Programmability support) as part of Excel

If every thing is good.

If you have .Net 1.1 or previous versions installed, and if you don't need it, try un-installing them, below is the list of candidates to consider

1 - Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1

2 - Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 (KB867460)

3 - Microsoft .NET Framework SDK (English) 1.1

4 - Microsoft .NET Compact Framework 1.0 SP3 Developer< xml:namespace prefix = o ns = 'urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office' />

Then please re-pair 'Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Office Runtime' from your Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs


krwell


Posted: Team Foundation Server - General, TF86001: Team Foundation was unable to load the Office AddIn Top
Got it working, Thanks!

Asifkhan75025


Posted: Team Foundation Server - General, TF86001: Team Foundation was unable to load the Office AddIn Top

Verified everything from your message, still have the same problem.

Asif Khan


Seb69


Posted: Team Foundation Server - General, TF86001: Team Foundation was unable to load the Office AddIn Top

If the problem occurs in :

Excel 2003 --> you have to repair 'Visual Studio Tools for Office Runtime'

Project 2003 --> you have to install/repair '.NET Programmability Support' in Project

For me It works on several computers.


Kathirvel


Posted: Team Foundation Server - General, TF86001: Team Foundation was unable to load the Office AddIn Top

Hi Everybody,

I would like to convey my experience over this:

Long term back i have installed Team Explorer RTM version in my machine and keep on working over the same and after few months later i had requirement to work with MS Project 2003 more like customization....and I have installed the client version of MS Project 2003 in my system...

Please note that, I have installed Team explorer first and then installed MS project 2003...but upto my knowledge it is not created any problem while installing aslo and i am working on the same without any issues in Office runtime plugins...

So, i could clearly define that it is not the problem in installing team explorer after MS project 2003 or before that......please check out....

Regards,

Kathir


squash cat


Posted: Team Foundation Server - General, TF86001: Team Foundation was unable to load the Office AddIn Top
your 100% confidence was well placed - that worked for me thanks.
rockman88


Posted: Team Foundation Server - General, TF86001: Team Foundation was unable to load the Office AddIn Top

I have been unable to solve this, after:

  1. Reinstalling Office Professional 2003 (with full installs - to get the .NET Programmability Support).
  2. Repairing the Visual Studio 2005 Office Runtime
  3. Installing VS 2005 and TFS SP1
  4. reviewing install logs from a computer it works on, and a computer it doesn't
  5. Meticulously cross-referencing the registry entries to ensure all files are there
  6. manuall reregistering several DLLs in the Program Files Visual Studio 8Common7IDPrivateAssemblies and Team Explorer directories (the ones related to Excel).

Anyone have any suggestions


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