Buck Hodges

Visual Studio Online, Team Foundation Server, MSDN

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  • Blog Post: Moving TFS to cloud cadence and Visual Studio Online

    We get quite a few questions from customers on how we made the transition to shipping both an on-premises product and a cloud service. We moved from shipping every 2-3 years to shipping Visual Studio Online every three weeks and TFS every 3-4 months. You’ve probably seen the great set of vignettes...
  • Blog Post: How to provide non-admins access to activity and job pages

    When we shipped TFS 2012, we introduced a feature in the web UI that makes it easy to look at the activity and job history . In the post I mentioned that you had to be an admin to be able to see the information. A question about this came up last week, and Sean Lumley, one of the folks who built the...
  • Blog Post: Patch for issue with Visual Studio 2013 Queue Build dialog

    In Visual Studio 2013 and Team Explorer 2013 there is a bug that will cause the “What do you want to build?” combo box to be disabled and the entire Parameters tab to be blank. We have now released a patch to fix this bug: KB 2898341 . This bug occurs when using VS or TE 2013 with a TFS 2013 server....
  • Blog Post: Updated Team Foundation Server 2013 download addressing web and installation path issues

    Today we have updated the TFS 2013 installation packages both on the web download page   and in MSDN subscriber downloads . The reason is that we found two bugs that we wanted to address broadly. We’ve made changes to be able to catch these types of issues in the future. Here are details on the...
  • Blog Post: Git and HTTPS with TFS 2013

    Philip Kelley has written a great blog post that explains using HTTPS with Team Foundation Server 2013. In it he explains basic auth and Windows auth among other things. If you are using a self-signed certificate, the post will tell you how to add it to your client so that git.exe will work. Git network...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Service 2013 RC is go-live–use it in production

    Have you upgraded to TFS 2013 RC yet? It’s a supported, “go-live” release that you can use in production. We are using it ourselves in production our biggest internal server (I’ve written about that server before). Download TFS 2013 RC and upgrade. You can check out what’s new here (hint: the background...
  • Blog Post: How to see activity and job history in TFS 2012

    [Update 9/15/14] Here you can find permissions for these pages. [Update 4/24/15] Added information about filtering job history by result. With TFS 2012, we introduced a new feature in the web UI that makes it easy to look at the activity and job history on your TFS 2012 server (this feature was first...
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