Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

Stop piling on when the build breaks: Build checkin policy for Continuous Integration in Orcas

Last fall, Clark Sell wrote a blog post called Stop, the build is broken!! that introduced a checkin policy that reported errors when the build was broken.  If you are using continuous integration where every checkin starts a build, you want folks to stop and fix build breaks when they occur, rather than pile on more checkins and ...

Orcas: Unit testing to be available in Visual Studio Professional

Naysawn Naderi wrote a post today stating that many of the unit test features in Team System will be included in Visual Studio Professional in Orcas. Here's the entire post, but I've highlighted part below that I think you'll want to read and perhaps provide feedback to the team as to your opinion.  If folks want this, you may want ...

VSTS profiler: Installing only the command line tool

I'm posting this mostly to remind myself of where it is.  This came across on the internal VSTS discussion alias today. Visual Studio Profiler has a standalone installation: look for vs_profiler.exe in the Visual Studio installation CD/DVD. Installing that package allows users to collect, analyze and report performance data from ...

How to get a complimentary copy of Visual Studio 2005 Standard Edition

According to the following Microsoft web page, you can get a complimentary VS 2005 Standard Edition by attending "labcasts."  You'll have to go to the web page and read the rules, etc.  I thought I'd pass this along, since I stumbled across it tonight. The Mouse is Mightier than the Sword Defy All Challenges With Microsoft Visual ...

Web interface now available for TFS: Microsoft acquires TeamPlain

We have never had a web interface for Team Foundation Server work item tracking, much to the astonishment of our customers.  Well, there's a fix for that now.  And you can download it today (see below for details). Brian Harry wrote a post this morning about the acquisition of TeamPlain. Microsoft Acquires TeamPlain! Today we are ...

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