One thing we typically aren’t great about is going back and “freshening” up old blog posts…Unfortunately in many cases these posts become “THE” reference source for some topics. Luckily in the case of load testing with Microsoft tools one of our ALM partners in the UK Testhouse offered to freshen up the rapidly dated post –and keep it that way.
Kanban customizable columns was made publicly available in VS Update 2. You can read the release notes for an overview of the feature itself, and you can read an in-depth article to understand what happens under the hood.
If you have an on premises installation of TFS,
One of the requests we have heard upon the introduction of test Playlists in Visual Studio Update 2 was a tool for converting Visual Studio 2010 test lists to the new Playlists format…Well it turns a developer, Rolf Huisman, at one of our “go to” ALM Partners InfoSupport wrote and and released one Codeplex!
After the Mar 4 update of the service, we received quite a bit of feedback about a bug on the Kanban board. It turned out that the first column on the board was not ordered by stack rank anymore, but by closed date.
By: Andy Lewis and Matthew Mitrik
In Visual Studio Tools for Git we aim to offer the fundamental features you need to develop an app in a Git version-controlled codebase. We explain how to perform these tasks in previous posts such as Create,
--><p>By: <a href="http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/profile/p.%20kelley/">P. Kelley</a></p><p>On 30 January 2013, we released the first preview version of the Visual Studio Tools for Git downloadable plugin for Visual Studio 2012. We recently became aware of two bugs in this initial preview release that we felt warranted public disclosure. The second preview version of the Visual Studio Tools for Git, version 0.8.0.0 is <a href="http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/abafc7d6-dcaa-40f4-8a5e-d6724bdb980c">now available for download</a>, and these bugs are fixed in that version.</p><p>Both bugs are related to the support in the open-source <a href="http://libgit2.github.com/">libgit2 library</a> for the "core.ignorecase" setting. This setting is on by default on Windows, because Windows file systems (like NTFS) are generally case-insensitive but case-preserving. That is, the filenames "file.txt" and "FILE.txt" both map to the same file on disk.</p><p>It's legal for a Git repository to have two directories (also called trees, in Git-speak) with different names according to case-sensitive sorting rules, but identical names under case-insensitive sorting. For example, those directories might be named "Images" and "images". On Windows, when you create a working copy of this structure, the contents of these separate "Images" and "images" directories end up merged together in one directory on your disk, since the two directory names are equivalent. If you created a working copy on Linux, though, you would end up with two separate subdirectories next to each other, named "Images" and "images". Their contents wouldn't be in the same place like on Windows.</p><p>We see this scenario most commonly when you have a team using Git to share a repository between UNIX and Windows. However, it's also possible to get this to occur when you rename a folder on your local disk, edit a file underneath the renamed folder, and then commit.</p><p>If you do have a repository with this particular property somewhere in it, then you may run into a couple of problems in our 0.7.x.x series of releases. (Again, these are fixed for 0.8.0.0.)</p><ul>
Spurious/non-existent changes in the Changes page. Generally, these show up as pending deletes. If you go to use the git.exe command-line tool and run “git status”, you won’t see these spurious changes. This is a bug in libgit2 having to do with support for ‘merging’
By: Andy Lewis and Matthew Mitrik
Today we released Visual Studio Tools for Git 0.8.0.0. Install this release to get not only fixes to numerous bugs, (for details see the release notes on the gallery page), but also an enhanced conflict resolution experience.
UPDATE: Beginning with TFS 2012 Update 3, we will preserve your settings in the AT-Only wizard too. Build settings will also be preserved when upgrading Build servers. This functionality is built into a pop-up on the first page of the Build wizard that asks if you would like to restore your previous settings (click yes).
While Tarun couldn’t attend the MVP Summit in person (having just gotten married it didn’t seem the most prudent use of his vacation time<g>); he was definitely well missed and more importantly put the time to good use and added another post to the MVP Blog series.
Kanban customizable columns was made publicly available on the March 4 service update, and will be available in the RC version of VS Update 2.
You can read the release notes for an overview of the feature itself. The purpose of this blog post is to talk about what’s going on under the hood of this new feature.