June, 2007

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    Using EMPTY rule in work item type definition.

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    It turned out that the article about EMPTY rule in work item type definition XML is incomplete. It doesn't say one very important thing: EMPTY rule not only clears content of the field, but also makes the field read only. If your work item type uses a...
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    Migration Toolkit Tips and Tricks

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    Here's probably the most important thing everyone should know before using the migration toolkit : you must add accout the toolkit will be running under into the TFS Service Accounts group. Here's the command for doing that: tfssecurity.exe /server...
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    Effective TFS programming: editing work items

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    There's not much optimization you can do when saving work items. But when your application updates multiple work items, consider submitting results in a single batch using WorkItemStore.BatchSave method. Here are some important notes about this method...
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    Effective TFS programming: querying

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    Querying in TFS is easy. You run a query specifying a filter; you walk through returned items performing certain actions on each returned item. Now after a few runs you start asking yourself: why is it so slow? Here are some non-obvious implementation...
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    Introduction

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    A few words about me and about this blog. I am a developer at Microsoft; have been working here since 2000. I am a member of the Team Foundation Server team (client side of the work item tracking). I have been involved in development of things like work...
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