Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

TeamCity support for Team Foundation Server

As part of their "Early Access Program," the folks at JetBrains have posted a build of TeamCity that contains support for TFS version control.  They are looking for feedback, so give it a try and let 'em know what you think. TeamCity EAP (Latest) Current build: 3654 released Jan 30, 2007 | Download | Changes This version of TeamCity will ...

Extending the Windows Vista grace period to 120 days

Jeff Atwood has written a post on how to extend the Vista grace period to 120 days.  It turns out that you can extend it three times for 30 days each, giving you up to 120 days when you count the original 30-day grace period.  It seems like a great way to try out Vista Ultimate to see if it's worth the extra money. Extending The ...

Using FinalBuilder with Team Foundation Build

Via Richard Hundhausen, I learned that the folks at FinalBuilder posted an article on their web site about how to get FinalBuilder working with Team Build via FinalBuilder's custom MSBuild task.  If you use FinalBuilder, you may want to check that out.tags: tfs, team foundation server, team build, msbuild, final builder...

Tabbed windows for remote desktop connections

Shortly after I wrote about Remote Desktop Connection 6.0 client, Blake Handler sent me email about a CodePlex project called Terminals.  Terminals is a neat application that hosts RDC sessions in tabs.One of the options in the Terminals connection dialog is whether to connect to the console, which becomes important when connecting to ...

Remote Desktop Connection 6.0 client

Last month, the Remote Desktop Connection 6.0 client was released.  It has some nice new features in it, which I've listed below.  Being able to log into a machine on a private network without having to use a VPN sounds really cool (TS Gateway servers), but I haven't been able to try that out.  I found an internal page where ...

Internal TFS server database maintenance

Brian posted these answers in a comment to a question on his January dogfood statistics post.  These may be of interest to folks out there, particularly those running larger-sized Team Foundation Server installations. 1) What is the current size of our dogfood database? 2) Backups/Restores - With large databases, are there any...

Incremental gets with Team Build and the list of files that changed

After you learn five things about Aaron that you didn't know, he'll show you how to do an incremental get without necessarily doing an incremental build. Doing an Incremental Get in Team Build In Team Build v1.0, it is not possible, without some trickeration, to do an incremental get without also doing an incremental build.  (The process ...

TFSBuildManager – project on CodePlex

Lorenzo Barbieri wrote about a tool on CodePlex called TFSBuildManager.  I didn't know about this one.  It's a tool written by Dudu Shmaya.  The CodePlex project page has the following about the project. TFSBuildManager TFSBuildManager is a utility to manage Team Foundation build types in an environment other than Visual Studio...

John Robbins’ approach to working offline with Team Foundation Server

John Robbins has written a post called Working Offline with TFS.  In it, he describes his approach to using Visual Studio when not connected to the Team Foundation Server.  As many of you know, the server information is stored in the .sln file, and VS tries to connect to the server whenever you open a solution that contains the ...

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