Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

Update to “How to run tests in a build without test metadata files and test lists (.vsmdi files)”: Test Categories

 Pierre Greborio, a developer over in MSTV, has contributed a great new feature to the power tool task that allows you to run tests without .vsmdi files: test categories.  Those of you who have used NUnit are probably familiar with the Category attribute.  Test categories allow you to execute specific groups of unit tests. ...

Using an ASP.NET TFS data source

Kannan Sundararajan has written a couple of posts on how to use TFS as an ASP.NET data source.  If you are interested in displaying TFS data in ASP.NET-driven web pages, you'll want to check it out. First he shows you how to build the data source and gives you the code that you need to build the dll. TFS Data Source ASP.NET Control ...

Orcas Beta 1 has shipped – summary of Team Build beta 1 features and links

As you probably already know, Orcas Beta 1 has shipped.  Internally, the product team is focused on finding and fixing bugs for beta 2 (and has been for nearly a month now). The release includes a Virtual PC image with all of Visual Studio Team System plus Team Foundation Server, which you can download now.  There's also an image ...

Visual Studio Team System chat – April 27, 2007 (this Friday)

Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database Pros, and Testers. In addition, discuss what's new in the in the Visual Studio code name “Orcas” Beta 1 releases for Team Suite and Team Foundation ...

TFS Migration and Synchronization Toolkit pre-release published on CodePlex

Matt Mitrik, the program manager for the TFS migration tools, has announced the availability of the first pre-release version of the Team Foundation Server migration and synchronization toolkit.  If you are looking into how to migrate away from a different bug tracking or version control system, this is where you'll want to start.  ...

How quaint: 1,000,000 files and 10,000 changesets

I wrote posts when we hit 1,000,000 files (Nov. 18, 2005) and 10,000 changesets (Sept. 26, 2005) on the DevDiv server.  When you look at the April 2007 statistics (April 18, 2007) for that server, we're at 77,658,652 files and 204,556 changesets.  Clearly, that's a huge change in roughly 18 months. The file count climbs dramatically...

VSTS Testing: Using Fiddler to record VSTS web tests

Sean Lumley, a developer on the VSTS web test team, has written a series of posts on using a new version of Fiddler to record web tests.  Sean worked with Eric Lawrence, who developed Fiddler, to incorporate new features that make this process much easier than in the past.  If you do any web testing, you'll want to check ...

Configuring Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server with Windows SharePoint Services 3.0

[UPDATE 7/26/07]  Final guidance is now available. Brian Keller has posted information on how to get WSS 3.0 to work with TFS 2005, which has been a very popular request.   This approach has been designed such that the server will still be serviceable after the change (i.e., you'll still be able to apply patches and upgrade to ...

TFS tools on CodePlex (April ’07)

Sébastien Monteil, C# MVP, sent me email about a tool on CodePlex called Fissum, which is a tray app that shows your work items.  That reminded me that back in September I wrote a post listing the tools for Team Foundation Server on CodePlex.  So I thought this would be a good time to post a new list.  It's great to see ...

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