• Clark Sell

    The VSTS Resources Map

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    The amount of VSTS resources  can get very overwhelming.  We have a very strong community with a ton of resources.  Lately I re-found my love for mind maps and decided to create a map around VSTS resources.  I intend to keep growing...
  • Clark Sell

    Stop, the build is broken!!

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    It's late, your tired and yet somehow you got stuck fixing the build because junior engineer bob just fired off a check-in and took off. It looks like the build is now broken because junior hasn't done a get latest in a month. In the meantime 10 other...
  • Clark Sell

    Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.targets ( 2005 )

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    Have you ever wanted to *see* the target stack in the TeamBuild targets?  Well the wait is over.  I wish I could say I generated this on the fly but that isn't the case, but one day that will happen.  I intend to keep growing this map as...
  • Clark Sell

    ExpectedException might not be what you've expected

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    If you've switched from NUnit to the VSTS Unit Testing then I am pretty sure you've used the ExpectedException attribute. If you haven't it looks something like this: [ExpectedException( typeof ( ApplicationException ), "Message" )] Using it...
  • Clark Sell

    Energy Blue Theme

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    Want a better looking desktop theme? Microsoft a while back released a theme called Energy Blue or Royal. I was first introduced to it via the Experience Pack for Tablet PC. Well it turns out that theme doesn't just work on a tablet pc but XP as well...
  • Clark Sell

    Codename Origami

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    You may have heard some buzz around something called Origami which is a new PC form factor. You can find out the official details here: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/features/2006/mar06/03-09Mobile.mspx Funny part, I have just enough room in my...
  • Clark Sell

    MSBuild, Where does one get started

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    Long and short, if you don't know anything about MSBuild, it's time to hit the links below. Honestly it will do nothing but save you time and automate those dreaded processes. The links below will get you pointed in the right direction. General Links...
  • Clark Sell

    TFS Event Filtering

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    With today's release of TfsAlert a question will no doubt get asked; what really is a Filter Expression? Short answer, an expression to filter events sent from TFS. Long answer. Formally known as Visual Studio Event Filter Language or VSEFL, it feels...
  • Clark Sell

    Chicago VSTS Users Group, Round 2

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    Since I am speaking this time, I can't help but self promote can I? Right now I am in the middle of sketching out content and I would love nothing more than to hear from you. While I have a few tricks up the ole sleeve please ping me and share what's...
  • Clark Sell

    Visual Studio Source Control Undelete Configuration Check-box

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    It's been a while since my last post but I had an opportunity to take a month of vacation when my child was born. Let me just say, it sure didn't feel like a month. Yesterday I stumbled across some IDE source control configuration gem. While poking...
  • Clark Sell

    Reaching out, Toshiba Tecra M4 Mouse Lag

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    I received my Toshiba Tecra M4 around 7 months ago. Like any, there are pro's and con's; overall not a bad machine. One thing that just drives me crazy it's the random mouse lag. Does anyone know a fix for this? If so, please comment!
  • Clark Sell

    Build Status TFS Policy, Part II

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    Since my post yesterday I just decided to update the code and also include Buck's comments. I even added a simple installer as a bonus since that last post was just useless. Here is the new version and this time in a zip ;)
  • Clark Sell

    TfsAlert 0.3.0.0 Released

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    Today we have released the initial TfsAlert release 0.3.0.0. Prerequisites .NET 3.0 is required since this is built on top of WCF. If you’re running this from Vista you will not need to install the .NET 3.0 framework. Installation Notes This version runs...
  • Clark Sell

    5 things you didn’t know about me.

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    Jeff Beehler and Buck Hodges both decided to tag me and I hear tag backs are not allowed. So it's time to kick off this new year of blogging with a few items you may have never guessed. I have a 10 month old son, Ethan. It's amazing just how fast your...
  • Clark Sell

    Team Foundation Power Toys

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    The other day I was asked the questions: Can I rollback a Changeset? Can I produce a list of items I changed while I was offline? Of course you can, but you need to use Team Foundation Power Toys or tfpt.exe. This utility can be found in the...
  • Clark Sell

    Not Daddy's LEGO

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    I absolutely loved LEGO when I was a kid. You have to check out the new Coding4Fun article on Introduction to Programming LEGO MINDSTORMS . Too Cool!
  • Clark Sell

    TfsAlert hits the streets!!!

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    So just what is TfsAlert? TfsAlert is a .Net 3.0 smart client which monitors for subscribed TFS notifications and will display a balloon window in the Windows TaskBar Notification Area. It is built on top of WCF where you can subscribe to any TFS event...
  • Clark Sell

    TfsAlert Source Migrated To CodePlex

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    This weekend I was hard at work tidying up the TfsAlert source base, fixing Vista breaking changes. This morning I finally migrated it to CodePlex. Right now we are actively working on the package for an initial release. We should have that released later...
  • Clark Sell

    VSTS Books

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    Ever wonder what VSTS books are out there. Well wonder no more. The list is in no particular order: Professional Team Foundation Server Professional Visual Studio 2005 Team System Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System...
  • Clark Sell

    VSTS Case Studies

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    From time to time I am asked where one can get their hands on case studies around VSTS. You can find all VSTS case studies here: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/teamsystem/aa718812.aspx . Today we just released two new case studies focused around ROI...
  • Clark Sell

    Are you really in control?

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    Last night I'm sitting on the couch coding away when suddenly mouse and keyboard were taken over and controlled by someone else. In a total panic I try and close down everything of which has a connection to the Internet. Things stop! At this point I am...
  • Clark Sell

    .NET House?

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    Total geek stuff!!! controlthink home control has released an a .NET SDK to control all of your house automation needs. Yes, my house is now going to get .NETized.
  • Clark Sell

    Blogging again????

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    You know sometimes it’s just sad how fast time can go by.  Looking back it’s been well over a year maybe two since I last blogged.  WOW, that’s not cool.  So what the hell happened, well LIFE I guess.  Let’s see: I had my second child...
  • Clark Sell

    T4 – Text Template Transformation Toolkit

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    Chances are you have never heard of T4.  Don’t worry, most haven’t.  This tool was introduced when the DSL tools hit the market.  As the name implies, it’s a code generation engine.  It’s my understanding, T4 is used under the scenes...
  • Clark Sell

    VSTS User Education Team Blog

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    Rob Caron has relaunched the VSTS User Education Team Blog . If you are working with TFS then you need this on your blogroll. Be sure to check out the following three posts: VSTS Backup and Restore Procedures Team Foundation Server Permissions ...
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