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FIX: You can no longer connect to a Team Foundation server from Excel after you insert a column in a worksheet
Article ID: 946458 - View products that this article applies to.
Consider the following scenario. After you install Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Explorer, you connect to a Team Foundation server from Microsoft Office Excel by using the Office integration add-in. You run a query to return work items. Then, you insert a column in the Excel worksheet and save the worksheet. In this scenario, you can no longer connect to the Team Foundation server.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
To download this hotfix from the MSDN Code Gallery, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Note The MSDN Code Gallery displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language listed, it is because the Code Gallery resource page is not available for that language.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
PrerequisitesYou must have Visual Studio Team System 2008 Team Explorer installed.
Restart requirementYou do not have to restart the computer.
File informationThe English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
For information about how to connect to a Team Foundation server from Microsoft Office Excel, visit the following Microsoft Developer Network (MSDN) Web site:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms181675(VS.80).aspxFor more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/LN/ )Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates