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 bulleted list of the changes that I made. I would start with an asterisk, and Word would convert it to a bullet. Later, viewing the changeset details on the command line would produce beeps. I knew that the Unicode bullet character was being converted to a BEL (0x07) character, but I didn't know how the conversion worked.
Raymond Chen's recent post, How a bullet turns into a beep, provides the details on how the conversion happens, changing the Unicode bullet into a beep.
tags: tfs, team foundation, unicode