Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

VC API: CheckIn() may return 0

Back in March, I wrote a post called How to check in changes on behalf of other users.  Among other things, you'll find the documentation comments for the Workspace.CheckIn() method, which you'll notice is now on MSDN.  While that and How to validate check-in policies, evaluate check-in notes, and check for conflicts are ...

Sept. 6th Team System chat transcript is now available

Brian Keller mentioned that the transcript of the Sept. 6th chat is now available. Team System "Chat" transcript now available It looks like the the transcript from our September 6th "Chat" on MSDN is now available. It was great meeting everyone who could make it - we had nearly 150 people during the live session which is simply incredible! ...

TFS API: How to choose between TeamFoundationServerFactory.GetServer() and the TeamFoundationServer constructor

Occasionally the question of whether to use the TeamFoundationServerFactory.GetServer() method or the TeamFoundationServer constructor comes up, and someone recently asked this question on an internal list.  The answer depends on the needs of the application that you are writing.  In this post, I'll discuss the main differences ...

Customizing the new TreeDiff power toy

If you haven't seen the new TreeDiff, you can see a screen shot in Brian Harry's post about the new release.  It provides a VSS-style project difference tool that allows you not only to see what's changed but also reconcile changes.Tan Phan, a developer on the version control client team, has written a post describing how to customize the...

More power: New power toy release (tfpt) includes VSS-style project difference!

[UPDATE 8/9/07]  I fixed the broken link to the power tools page.Brian Harry announced the latest release of the Team Foundation Power Toys in the post, New TFS Power Toys Available!.  In his post he gives a quick description of each of the new commands and the major enhancements.One of the most important aspects of this release is ...

TFS tools on CodePlex

I ran two searches on CodePlex to see what folks are developing for TFS.  One search was for "TFS" and the other was for "Team Foundation," which I hope would be enough to catch them all.  The second search only yielded one additional project (Time Tracker).It's always cool to see what folks come up with.  Highly-motivated ...

Branching and merging strategies

I saw Rob Caron mention this new MSDN article, and it's a topic that comes up relatively frequently.  If you've wanted to know more about different strategies for organizing your branches, this article provides a nice overview and links for you to dig deeper.  Another link that may interest you is an article on branching models ...

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