Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

Preview of the build notification tray applet power tool for TFS 2008

[UPDATE 12/21/07]  The build notification tool has now become part of the TFS Power Tools for TFS 2008!  It has new features and quite a few fixes (not to mention that it's a signed binary), so I've removed the attachment from this post. We would have loved to have included in TFS 2008 a build notification tray applet along the lines...

TFS 2008: Controlling the number of threads used in uploading and downloading files

The TFS version control client object model normally uses up to eight threads from the thread pool to upload or download files.  This same mechanism is also used in pending adds: Files are opened to determine whether they are binary or text, so batches are sent to the server while other batches are being examined on disk.  It also ...

Changing TFS email notifications to link to Team System Web Access

Neno Loje has written a blog post that shows you the steps to change the links in the TFS work item alert emails into links to work items in TSWA.  The standard links point you to a read-only page, which is not nearly as useful.Check it out! Changing TFS email notifications to link to Team System Web AccessTechnorati tags: tfs, team ...

We need your help: Patches to apply to TFS 2008 beta 2

Brian has written a post, Practicing servicing for TFS 2008, with links to six patches.  We need your help in installing these patches and letting us know what issues you run into.  The goal is to make servicing TFS 2008 better than it was with TFS 2005.  Folks using web projects under version control in Visual Studio will ...

Dave McKinstry on Build in TFS 2008

Dave McKinstry has written a couple of posts on his experiences with Team Build in TFS 2008.  In Introduction to Team Build 2008 for Team Build 2005 Users, he goes over the major new features and how certain things like handling workspace mappings are improved over TFS 2005.  His post includes screenshots and more.  It's a great...

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