Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

Work Item Tracking will use display names for RTM

In beta 3 (including refresh) and earlier, work items have always been assigned to user names.  For some organizations, that's a real problem, as the user names do not have any relationship to the user's real name.  We have fixed this for RTM.  Brian Harry sent the following email about it, and I thought it was worth sharing (...

Getting email when someone overrides a policy

James Manning today pointed out a post from Marcel de Vries showing how to register for email when someone checks in after overriding a policy failure.  While any policy failres and override comment are included in the standard check-in email, this allows you to get an email specifically when someone overrides a policy failure.&...

Beta 3 refresh released

Beta 3 of TFS has now been released and should be available on MSDN today (or very soon :-).  The differences between beta 3 and beta 3 refresh are small for most things.  Jeff Beehler wrote about some of the beta 3 refresh differences two weeks ago.  The most important reason for the beta 3 refresh is that it is built ...

Web Load Testing webcast Tuesday (Oct. 25) at 1:00 pm PST

If you want to learn more about web load testing in VSTS, you'll want to check out Ed Glas' webcast on Tuesday, Oct. 25.  Brian Harry has been using VSTS load testing developed by Ed's group to answer the question, "How many users will your Team Foundation Server support?"  Find out how you can do the same for your own web site ...

Beta 3 known bug when comparing large files: “Invalid access code (bad parameter).”

In the forum, Carl Daniel reported getting the message "Invalid access code (bad parameter)" when comparing two different versions of a file in Team Foundation Source Control Beta 3.Unfortunately this is a bug that was discovered and fixed after beta 3 was released.  The problem is that large files (on the order of 500K) will crash the ...

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