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,
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 Editions.
On internal mailing list, the following questions came up regarding the auto-generated check-in mails from TFS.
Can the ‘from’ address be customized to be the email address of the developer who did the check-in? It seems to default to the service account.
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.
In Visual Studio 2005, add a Microsoft CMS project to TFS version control and check it in.
[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.
Recently the question of how to compare files and folders came up. TFS version 1 doesn’t have the project difference type of functionality that was available in VSS. So if you want to write your own, this code sample will help you with the calls to get the information you’ll want to display.
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.