Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

Team Foundation Server and CodePlex

If you haven't seen CodePlex, you'll want to check it out.  It's Microsoft's shared community development web site, and it uses TFS to host development projects.  Brad Wilson of the CodePlex team provides some nice answers to about 10 questions of general interest on TFS and CodePlex. Answering Questions About CodePlex and TFS Phil ...

Compare the content changes in a shelveset with any checked-in version

I wrote this snippet recently to compare the edited files in a shelveset with an arbitrary checked-in version of the same files.  It's another example of how to use the API to show differences.  See How to compare (diff) trees at different versions using the API for a different example of comparing checked-in files.If you are just ...

Switching source control providers in VS prior to VS 2005

Back in 2003, Korby Parnell listed a couple of tools to switch source control providers.  The interesting one was Sourcecode Control Switcher by Soenke Schau.  It adds it self into the task tray to make switching providers really simple.  I didn't try it, but it looks like it may be a good way to goAnother possibility is to ...

How to perform a silent install of Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer

Aaron Stebner has a nice post showing the steps need to create uattended installations of Team Explorer (aka TFC, Team Foundation Client). How to perform a silent install of Visual Studio 2005 Team Explorer I have previously posted instructions for performing a silent installation for Visual Studio 2005 and the Visual Studio 2005 Express ...

TFS Alerts: From address and filtering

On internal mailing list, the following questions came up regarding the auto-generated check-in mails from TFS. Jeff Lucovsky replied with the following information, which I've edited slightly. In an earlier email, a similar question regarding work item tracking alerts came up. Does anyone know of a way to define rules to trigger ...

Problem with checking in from a Microsoft Content Management System solution

This has come up twice now, so it seems to be worth posting in the hopes that folks will find it when searching for the error message.Here's the scenario. Ben Ryan, a developer on version control, describes the problem and the workaround as follows. The root cause of the problem is that the CMS Service Pack that adds support for Visual ...

Updated MSSCCI Provider

[UPDATE April 8]  The download page works now, and the link is now up to date.Brian Harry posted an announcement today that there is a new release of the MSSCCI provider for non-VS2005 environments.  This one actually has signed binaries. ;-)Here's the summary from the download page. Overview The Visual Studio Team Foundation Server ...

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