Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

Using Source Code Control in Team Foundation

Chris Menegay's article on MSDN, Using Source Code Control in Team Foundation, provides a good overview of some of the major features. As a part of Visual Studio 2005 Team System and the new Team Foundation Server, Microsoft is providing a true enterprise-class source code control system. Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) is provided as ...

The 10,000th Changeset

Back on July 13, I wrote about the dates of changeset "milestones" in our dogfood system.  Today we hit changeset 10,000.  The time between 9000 and 10000 was longer than usual because of check-in restrictions in place leading up to beta 3 (bug fixes had to be individually reviewed and approved in ask mode).Here's the full list...

Team Foundation Beta 3 has been released!

Today we signed off on Team Foundation Beta 3!  If you used beta 2, beta 3 is a vast improvement.  Beta 3 should hopefully show up on MSDN in about two days.  You may remember that beta 3 has the go-live license and will be supported for migration to the final release version 1, which means this is the last time you have to ...

Working remotely with TFS Version Control

Here in North Carolina, we have a 10Mb connection to the outside world (it was a 3Mb connection until a few months ago), so we know what it's like to use TFS remotely.  In addition to minimizing the number of requests from the client to the server, TFS Version Control contains several features that aid in working in a situation where the ...

Outlook macro to create work item and changeset hyperlinks

[NOTE: If this post looks truncated, scroll down or make the browser window wider.  The style sheet causes this.] Ed Hintz, a dev lead on the TFS Version Control team, sends a lot of email with TFS work item numbers.  Work items can be viewed (not edited) in a web browser using an URL constructed from the server name and ...

Continuous Integration Demo Code from Doug Neumann’s TLN301 PDC Talk

Doug Neumann's TLN301 presentation, VSTS: Behind the Scenes of Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server (slides), featured a demonstration of how to use the server's check-in event notification to kick off a build for a continuous integration build system using Team Build.  A number of people asked for it, so we've decided to post ...

Doug Neumann on Channel 9

Doug Neumann, one of our esteemed Program Managers, is in a short video on Channel 9 talking about our office, version control, the proxy, etc.  He and Mario, our other version control PM, are at PDC this week.Doug Neumann - Source Code control guy on VSTS team...

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