Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

Team Foundation Power Tools for Team Foundation Server 2008 available now!

Earlier today, we released the first version of the TFS Power Tools for TFS 2008! I want to highlight the build notification application.  This tool alerts you when a build is started or completed.  If the build breaks, you'll know immediately. I posted a preview of the build notification app back in September.  Based on ...

MSBuild Sidekick V2 beta

Eugene Zakhareyev has released a beta of the second version of MSBuild Sidekick.  This version adds some unique features, including visualizing the build targets.  If you've ever had to pick up someone else's msbuild project files, you'll really appreciate this feature. Here's a screenshot of the target visualization from ...

WiX to be included in the Visual Studio “Rosario” release

Rob Mensching has written a post about the WiX toolset being included with the Rosario release of Visual Studio Team System.  WiX is part of the toolset used to create the installation packages for Visual Studio, as well as being one of the first open source projects ever at Microsoft.  Whereas Visual Studio setup projects (.vdproj) ...

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