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Information, HOWTOs, tips and tricks for configuring the Enterprise Architect tool.


Create new TFS Team Project using Visual Studio

This article describes the setup and configuration of a new Team Project within an existing TFS Team Project Collection using Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015 (German).
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Create new TFS Team Project Collection

When your Team Foundation Server (TFS) hosts multiple team projects, you can manage them more efficiently by grouping them together and assigning the same resources to them. A group of team projects is called a Team Project Collection.

When you install TFS,

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

Setup connection to TFS Team Project Collection in Visual Studio

This article describes the setup and configuration of a connection to a TFS Team Project Collection using Microsoft Visual Studio Community 2015 (German).
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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

Setup Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2012 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 post describes the basic installation and configuration process of Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012 Express (Update 4,

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Posted in Infrastructure, Installation, Configuration, Teamwork

Bestehende UML-Profile erweitern

Der EA bietet die Möglichkeit ein bestehendes UML-Profil zu erweitern. Dazu benötigt man nicht das ursprüngliche UML-Profil. Das zu erweiternde Profil muss lediglich in einer MDG-Technology verfügbar und aktiviert sein. Um von einen bestehenden Stereotyp abzuleiten reicht es, diesen Stereotyp auszuwählen (In der EA-Hilfe finden Sie eine genaue Beschreibung) und von diesem Stereotyp einen eigenen Stereotyp abzuleiten.

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Posted in Configuration, MDG Technology

Howto host your first EA repository in Sparx Cloud Services

The easiest way to get started with the Sparx Cloud Services zu starten is to create a new file-based EA repository using FEAP format and host it in Sparx Cloud Services.

The Sparx Systems Cloud Services application provides a convenient mechanism for hosting EA models. It provides easy access to them by people within your team and,

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Posted in Configuration, Model Repository, Sparx Cloud Services, Teamwork

Missing menu items

Currently we increasingly get request about missing menu items.

This is due to the “Worksape and Commands” settings. These are chosen upon the first start of Enterprise Architect and are frequently dismissed.

But there is a feature to change these settings.


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Posted in Configuration, Tips & Tricks

Configure database access under 64bit Windows

Enterprise Architect uses databases as a model repository. In the simplest case it is the EAP file (which is nothing else than a renamed MS Access file), but any relational database can be used (there is only for a handful already the prefabricated SQL scripts and appropriate tool support).

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Posted in Configuration, Model Repository, Tips & Tricks