Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

Visual Studio 4.0 SDK is now available (includes updates to TFS extensibility documentation)

The Visual Studio 4.0 SDK was released today.  Here's the announcement. On behalf of the VS Tools Ecosystem team, we are pleased to announce that after months of hard work, we have completed shipping the VS SDK 4.0 RTM release! We have done tons of work to make this release friendly to developers who are new to Visual Studio ...

Orcas March CTP is available now and includes new Team Foundation Server

Here's the announcement.  Please download the TFS Virtual PC image and let us know what you think.  Except for build scheduling, this CTP contains all of the new Team Build features, including continuous integration. We are excited to announce that the Visual Studio Code Name “Orcas” March 2007 CTP is now available ...

TeamCity support for Team Foundation Server

As part of their "Early Access Program," the folks at JetBrains have posted a build of TeamCity that contains support for TFS version control.  They are looking for feedback, so give it a try and let 'em know what you think. TeamCity EAP (Latest) Current build: 3654 released Jan 30, 2007 | Download | Changes This version of TeamCity will ...

John Robbins’ approach to working offline with Team Foundation Server

John Robbins has written a post called Working Offline with TFS.  In it, he describes his approach to using Visual Studio when not connected to the Team Foundation Server.  As many of you know, the server information is stored in the .sln file, and VS tries to connect to the server whenever you open a solution that contains the ...

Beeps from bullets

Way back near the beginning of development of TFS version control, which was called Hatteras back then, we sent email to the team manually when we checked in.  So I would typically write my checkin comment in Outlook, which was using Microsoft Word as the editor, and then paste it into the checkin dialog.  My comment was a ...

Opportunity to provide feedback on Community Technology Previews (CTPs)

Brian Harry would like your feedback on how and when we do CTPs.  Be sure to post comments on his blog! Feedback on VS Community Technology Previews (CTPs) We recently had an internal email thread with some people on our advisory councils giving us feedback on our CTP process.  There was some interesting and somewhat surprising ...

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