A while ago the SourceSafe product team had a focus week on creating sample applications that solved common community issues. We call them “PowerToys”. The goal for these sample applications is to address frequently asked questions we observe in newsgroups/email/conferences etc.

We also want to enable the community of SourceSafe users to enhance these sample applications with your own experience on how to make the PowerToys more useful for other SourceSafe users. To achieve this, we will publish the PowerToys as GotDotNet workspaces. That way we can collaborate with you in creating useful sample applications for the SourceSafe user community.

At some point in the future we hope to be able to publish these in the SourceSafe website, for a wider audience to have access to them.

The first PowerToy to be available is the “SourceSafe User Manager”, you can access it at:

http://workspaces.gotdotnet.com/VSSUserManagerPT

This is a simple application that allows exporting & importing of user lists from one SourceSafe database to another. It also allows importing a user list from a Windows group.

We hope you find it useful, and maybe you are interested enough to add more functionality to it !

Stay tuned for future PowerToys,

[Alfredo]