Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

Building VS 2008 projects with TFS 2005

The question has come up a couple of times as to how to get a TFS 2005 build agent (the build agent is the service running on the computer) to build a Visual Studio 2008 solution.  When you try to do it, you get the following error. Solution file error MSB5014: File format version is not recognized.  MSBuild can only read solution ...

Visual Studio Team System chat – December 5, 2007

Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Team Foundation Server, Team Suite, Architecture Edition, Development Edition, Database Edition, and Test Edition. Hopefully, there will be a fair amount of discussion around the newly release 2008 version. I'm planning to be in the first chat. ...

TSWA tip: Copy a bug to quickly file a new bug in an area related to the original

Like Team Explorer, Team System Web Access does not support work item templates yet (though you can get a power tool work item template add-in for Team Explorer 2005 -- look for power tools for TFS 2008 in December).  However, you can use the "Create Copy of Work Item" feature to copy a work item that's similar to the one you want to file...

Martin Woodward’s presentation on what’s new in TFS 2008

Martin Woodward has a posted a great set of slides from a presentation he did on what's new in TFS 2008.  After going through all of the features other than build, he spends more than half of the slides on the build features of TFS 2008 (aka Team Build).  I highly recommend taking a look at the slides, particularly if you haven't ...

How to uninstall VS 2008 Beta 2 before installing the final version of VS 2008

There have been a few questions about how to correctly uninstall all of VS 2008 Beta 2 in order to install the final version of VS 2008.  Scott Guthrie posted the steps for doing this earlier today.  A subset of this list would apply if you have installed Team Foundation Team Explorer 2008 Beta 2, rather than the full VS 2008 with ...

How would you prioritize features for MSBuild?

Dan Moseley, a developer on the MSBuild team, wants to know how you would prioritize features for the next version of MSBuild by asking, How would you spend $100 on MSBuild?  The release of Visual Studio 2008 is imminent, which means the product teams are beginning to work on the future, and he posts about some of the features that they ...

TSWA tip: Search bugs and reports

[Update 10/6/2008]  In addition to the default search behavior described below, TSWA 2008 SP1 adds Outlook-style search capability, which is described here. Have you ever wanted a quick way to find the bugs containing some word?  Team System Web Access comes to your rescue. In the upper left corner underneath the team project ...

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