Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

Switching source control providers in VS prior to VS 2005

Back in 2003, Korby Parnell listed a couple of tools to switch source control providers.  The interesting one was Sourcecode Control Switcher by Soenke Schau.  It adds it self into the task tray to make switching providers really simple.  I didn't try it, but it looks like it may be a good way to goAnother possibility is to ...

How to perform a silent install of Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer

Aaron Stebner has a nice post showing the steps need to create uattended installations of Team Explorer (aka TFC, Team Foundation Client). How to perform a silent install of Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer I have previously posted instructions for performing a silent installation for Visual Studio 2005 and the Visual Studio 2005 Express ...

TFS Alerts: From address and filtering

On internal mailing list, the following questions came up regarding the auto-generated check-in mails from TFS. Jeff Lucovsky replied with the following information, which I've edited slightly. In an earlier email, a similar question regarding work item tracking alerts came up. Does anyone know of a way to define rules to trigger ...

Problem with checking in from a Microsoft Content Management System solution

This has come up twice now, so it seems to be worth posting in the hopes that folks will find it when searching for the error message.Here's the scenario. Ben Ryan, a developer on version control, describes the problem and the workaround as follows. The root cause of the problem is that the CMS Service Pack that adds support for Visual ...

Updated MSSCCI Provider

[UPDATE April 8]  The download page works now, and the link is now up to date.Brian Harry posted an announcement today that there is a new release of the MSSCCI provider for non-VS2005 environments.  This one actually has signed binaries. ;-)Here's the summary from the download page. Overview The Visual Studio Team Foundation Server ...

Installing TFS, the short version

Jeff Atwood at Vertigo posted his version of Cliff's Notes for a Team System Install, including links to get the trial versions of everything required.  If you aren't going to read the official guide, you might try his approach.  I know no one reading this blog would take shortcuts...but just in case.Meanwhile, you can ...

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