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  • Blog Post: How to make TFS Offline strictly solution-based

    For some users it may be a bit offputting that taking one solution offline causes all other solutions bound to that same server to go offline when they are opened (assuming no "Go Online" operations in the interim). There is a registry key value that may be specified to tell VS to ignore the server-based...
  • Blog Post: When and how does my solution go "offline"?

    TFS 2008 adds improved support for "offline" scenarios. This blog post identifies the scenarios under which a solution will be placed in "offline" mode. If the Visual Studio IDE is unable to connect to the TFS server when it is opening the solution, then it will mark the solution as being offline...
  • Blog Post: Get Latest on Checkout depends on a TFS 2008 server

    It is worth noting that the "Get Latest on Checkout" feature requires server support to function. In other words, you must connect to a TFS 2008 (or later) server for Get Latest on Checkout to work. There has been some confusion in the forums because the Get Latest on Checkout option appears to be configurable...
  • Blog Post: Integrating TFS with Visual InterDev (and why it does not work)

    This topic comes up quite often, so I thought I would write a blog entry. For the most part this is basically a rehash of my posting to a forum thread a year ago. See: http://forums.microsoft.com/MSDN/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=275481&SiteID=1 . Technically, TFS integrates with Visual InterDev by using...
  • Blog Post: How to make a project compatible with VS source control integration

    The following are the necessary mininum steps required to integrate a new project type with source control within Visual Studio. The project must implement Microsoft.VisualStudio.Shell.Interop.IVsSccProject2 ( documentation ). GetSccFiles - return which files are controllable for the given...
  • Blog Post: Get Latest on Checkout

    At the end of November my crew wrapped up our work on the Get Latest on Checkout feature and checked it into the Orcas sourcebase. This feature is obviously targetted at users who are more comfortable with the Visual SourceSafe model of exclusive locking combined with Get Latest on Checkout. Note that...
  • Blog Post: Version 1.2 of TFS MSSCCI Provider Released

    We have released an update to the TFS MSSCCI Provider. An indepth description of the new features and bug fixes can be found in Michal Malecki's blog posting .
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