Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

How to distribute custom checkin policies and work item controls using the power tools

Custom checkin policies and custom work item controls are great ways to take advantage of the extensibility of TFS.  You can use checkin policies to enforce certain standards on checkins (even in your builds).  Custom work item controls allow you to add controls to your work item forms that present data in particular way, access...

Moving work item description fields to HTML

Neno’s been blogging a lot this month, and many of his posts have helpful tools associated with them.  The post below caught my eye as particularly useful.  We’ll be using HTML fields more going forward, and he has a tool to help you move your existing work items to use an HTML field for the Description. Enriching your ...

VS 2010 SP1 crashes when viewing build on a TFS 2008 server

Unfortunately, we introduced a regression into Visual Studio 2010 SP1 in the process of fixing a performance issue in the build details view that a number of customers had reported (viewing the log was really slow for larger builds). We made this change late in SP1. I apologize for the inconvenience. I want to make sure you know about that ...

Hidden gem in TFS 2010: How to rollback a changeset with tf rollback

[UPDATE 8/8/11]  The TFS 2010 power tools now provide rollback in the UI as described here. Tonight Justin and I spoke to the Minnesota Visual Studio User Group.  It was completely unscripted, and we had a great time answering questions and telling a few stories (can you name the original code names for version control, work item ...

TFS 2010 SP1: Unknown error (0x80005000) (type COMException) – Make sure IIS 6 compat mode is turned on

[Update 3/16/11]  There is a KB article with TFS 2010 SP1 installation troubleshooting should you hit problems: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2516423. Problem A customer ran into this issue, and I want to post it to help anyone else who hits it.  The symptom is that you install Service Pack 1 for Team Foundation Server 2010, and ...

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