Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

How to connect to TF Service without a prompt for LiveID credentials
How to connect to TF Service without a prompt for LiveID credentials
Normally when you connect to the Team Foundation Service you are presented with a web page to log in with your Microsoft Account (aka LiveID). When you log in you can choose to have it remember you and you won’t have to enter your Microsoft Account credentials again (unless you don’t log in again for a long time, and then you’ll be ...
Bing desktop–set your background to the Bing image of the day
Bing desktop–set your background to the Bing image of the day
Okay, so this has nothing to do with ALM, but I really like the Bing desktop app for one feature: It sets the desktop background to the Bing image of the day. I used to run this app on Win7 and had missed it since moving to Win8 (I love Win8 and have it running on all my machines). Before the recent update, installing it on Win8 would result ...
Extending Team Explorer in Visual Studio 2012
Extending Team Explorer in Visual Studio 2012
Today we posted information on how to extend the Team Explorer window in Visual Studio 2012. Check it out! Extending Team Explorer in Visual Studio 2012 Team Explorer in Visual Studio 2012 offers multiple options for extending the user experience. This sample demonstrates several of the extensibility points by adding a new Team Explorer page...
Azure SDK 1.8 now available for build in Team Foundation Service
Azure SDK 1.8 now available for build in Team Foundation Service
Brian wrote a post today about the version control web experience changes that were in today’s update. Today’s update also included Azure SDK 1.8 on the build VMs. I’ve seen quite a few folks asking for it, of course. One of the questions we get often is why we don’t have X in the build VMs. Some of Brian’s post ...
Doc on unattended configuration of TFS 2012
Doc on unattended configuration of TFS 2012
TFS 2012 (RTM and newer) added a new tfsconfigure unattend command that supports unattended configuration of the server, build proxy, and SharePoint extensions. There’s now a new whitepaper available that explains it. While the paper is titled Unattended Installation of TFS 2012, it’s really unattended configuration. Unattended ...
November power tools release for TFS 2012
November power tools release for TFS 2012
Today we published a new release of the power tools for TFS 2012 Update 1. This includes important fixes for the backup/restore power tool to be compatible with the release of TFS 2012 Update 1. We did a lot of refactoring of the server DLLs for the cloud service, http://tfs.visualstudio.com, and we needed to update the backup/restore power ...
TFS and VS 2012 Update 1 now available
TFS and VS 2012 Update 1 now available
[Update 2/1/13] A fix for the issues is now available. [Update 1/14/13] See this post for the latest on issues with attaching a collection. As announced on Soma’s blog, Update 1 for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012 is now available. Over at the ALM blog, you can find more details on what’s new. For those using the Team ...