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Bellekens EA TFS Connector: Mapping of TFS Workitem Fields

The Bellekens EA TFS Connector synchronizes Workitems between Enterprise Architect and a Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS). Since the  REST API web-service of TFS is used to synchronize items, so no local TFS installation is required..

The Bellekens EA TFS Connector is a free Open Source Add-In for the Enterprise Architect.

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Posted in Development, Infrastructure, Configuration, Teamwork, Testing & QA

Modeling Assistants Part 8

Automatic Connector-Style Application: This plugin made by our sister company LieberLieber provides the possibility to configure connector style information for a combination of connector-type, diagram-type, source and target element and all stereotypes, respectively. If this plugin is active and the user creates a link which is in the style configuration list,

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Posted in Enterprise Architect, LieberLieber Modeling Assistents

Setup Bellekens' EA Toolpack

The Bellekens Enterprise Architect Toolpack contains all the free and open source add-ins offered by Bellekens such as EA Navigator, EA Message Composer, EA TFS Connector, EA-Matic, EA Database Transformer, EA Imvertor,

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Posted in Development, Infrastructure, Installation, Configuration, Teamwork, Testing & QA

Setup Visual Studio 2015 Community

Visual Studio enables accurate and efficient code writing without losing the current date icon text. You can easily explore details, such as the call structure, related features, checkins, and test status. You can also use our refactoring, identification and troubleshooting functions. This acticle describes the basic installation and configuration process of Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015 (Update 4,

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Posted in Development, Infrastructure, Installation, Configuration, Testing & QA

Setup Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015 Express

The Team Foundation Server provides a collection of collaborative software development tools that integrate with your existing IDE or editor, enabling your cross-functional team to work effectively on software projects of all sizes. This acticle describes the basic installation and configuration process of Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 Express (Update 1,

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Posted in Infrastructure, Installation, Configuration, Teamwork

Modeling Assistants Part 7

Composite Diagram Forward: This plugin made by our sister company LieberLieber automatically opens the diagram of a composite element, when you double click on an element, which type (classifier) is a composite element. Hence, when you click on an element, you see the diagram which is linked by its type.

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Posted in Enterprise Architect, LieberLieber Modeling Assistents

Transfer a File-based Project Repository into a DBMS

In normal system maintenance, it is likely that you need to relocate data between memory systems. In any Enterprise Architect edition, you may need to transfer all records from one file-based repository to another (recommended after a serious network crash or database corruption). File-based repositories can be either EAP or FEAP files and can be transferred from one file type to another.

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Posted in Model Repository, Project Transfer

Remove Auditing from a Repository

Auditing is a repository-level feature that model administrators can use to record model changes in Enterprise Architect. This increases the storage space requirement of the model files and an activated feature prevents a Project Transfer.

Quick Access: Ribbon: Configure >

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Posted in Auditing, Model Repository, Project Transfer

Enable Auditing Feature for a Repository

Auditing is a repository-level feature that model administrators can use to record model changes in Enterprise Architect. After switching Auditing on, you can view information on changes such as:

Who changed an element? How many elements they changed? When they changed the data?

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Posted in Auditing, Model Repository, Project Transfer

Remove Replication from a Model Repository

Replication makes many changes to the database structure of your model, so the model file becomes considerably larger with additional information; you might, therefore, decide not to use the Replication feature any more.

Quick Access:

Ribbon: Configure >

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Posted in Model Repository, Project Transfer, Replication