Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

Git and HTTPS with TFS 2013
Git and HTTPS with TFS 2013
Philip Kelley has written a great blog post that explains using HTTPS with Team Foundation Server 2013. In it he explains basic auth and Windows auth among other things. If you are using a self-signed certificate, the post will tell you how to add it to your client so that git.exe will work. Git network operations in Visual Studio 2013 ...
How to fix an error with the Windows 8.1 upgrade utility
How to fix an error with the Windows 8.1 upgrade utility
I had gotten a Windows 8 upgrade key with the purchase of a computer last summer. I hadn’t used it, so I wanted to upgrade a desktop my family uses. I ran the utility WindowsSetupBox.exe that you can download from the Upgrade Windows with only a product key page. However, it failed quickly after choosing either to run the upgrade or to ...
How to delete a team project from Team Foundation Service using the web UI
How to delete a team project from Team Foundation Service using the web UI
[Update 18 Nov. 2013] It is now easier to get to the UI to delete a project. Navigate to the home page for your team project, then click on the gear icon in the upper left, and then you can click on the drop down arrow that will show up when you mouse over the name of the team project. You now have the ability to delete a team project from TF...
Using VS 2012 and getting “TF206018: The items could not be…” when creating a project using Git
Using VS 2012 and getting “TF206018: The items could not be…” when creating a project using Git
If you go to Team Foundation Service, create a new account, and then create a new team project that uses Git, you may receive the following error message when either you try to connect VS 2012 or use the “Open new instance of Visual Studio” from your project’s web page and try to add a new Visual Studio project to source ...
How to see activity and job history in TFS 2012
How to see activity and job history in TFS 2012
[Update 9/15/14] Here you can find permissions for these pages. [Update 4/24/15] Added information about filtering job history by result. With TFS 2012, we introduced a new feature in the web UI that makes it easy to look at the activity and job history on your TFS 2012 server (this feature was first introduced in 2012 RTM). Before the 2012 ...
Team Foundation Server 2012 Update 2 supports 2010 Build Agents and Controllers
Team Foundation Server 2012 Update 2 supports 2010 Build Agents and Controllers
[UPDATE 9/26/13] TFS 2013 will include support for both TFS 2010 build agents and controllers and also TFS 2012 build agents and controllers. One of the changes we made in TFS 2012 for Update 2 was to support TFS 2010 build agents and controllers. This provides several major benefits. The first is the obvious one of not having to upgrade your...
OData Service for TFS v2
OData Service for TFS v2
Brian Keller has released a beta of the second version of his OData service. We are also working to bring it to TF Service, so stay tuned. Check out the beta and give him feedback! OData Service for Team Foundation Server v2 Today we are releasing the beta of the OData Service for Team Foundation Server v2 along with a sample Windows ...