Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

Team Foundation Server 2008 Beta 2: Summary of links to Team Build information

Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2, including Team Foundation Server 2008, is now available for download.  As mentioned in Soma's post, Beta 2, unlike beta 1, includes the "go live" provision in the license, meaning that you can use it in production.  We've been using TFS 2008 beta 2 on our main internal dogfood server now for the last two ...

Get: Date and time, read/write vs. read only

Periodically we get the following questions about get. The answer to each is no for both TFS 2005 (v1) and TFS 2008 (Orcas).  It's something we considered doing in v1, but we ended up cutting it.  It remains on the list of features to consider for the future. If you have opinions on this or other version control features, you'...

Keyword expansion in TFS

Periodically, the topic of keyword expansion comes up, which TFS (at least through 2008) does not support.  At one point during the v1 product cycle, it was a planned feature and was partially implemented.  However, there are lots of challenges to getting it right in TFS version control, and it wasn't worth the cost to finish ...

MSDN chat with the VSTS (including TFS!) product group is today!

The first chat is at 1:00 PM Eastern time, so I'm planning to be in that one. Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database Pros, and Testers. In addition, discuss what's new in the upcoming Orcas CTP. We ...

V1.0 of the Migration and Synchronization Toolkit has been released!

Matt Mitrik, program manager for TFS migration and synchronization toolkit, has announced the release of version 1.0.  Note that it also includes the source code so that you can extend it as well. Check it out! V1.0 of the Migration and Synchronization Toolkit has been released! The first complete version of the Migration and ...

Outlook 2007 macro to create work item and changeset hyperlinks

Richard Berg updated the Outlook macros I posted nearly two years ago to work with Outlook 2007.  These macros will convert the selected number into a hyperlink to that work item or changeset.  I have them hooked up to Alt+W and Alt+C for work items and changesets, respectively. Outlook macro for work item and changeset hyperlinks...