Darren Jefford

Solution Architect, Microsoft Consulting Services, Microsoft UK

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  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Team System Books

    Fantastic news, I got my box of complimentary copies of Professional Visual Studio Team System which is now on-sale in the UK as well as the US, so go get your copy :) It looks like a great book, especially Chapter 6 which is the DSL Tools Chapter that I authored, it's based on the Feb CTP of DSL...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Server: Subscribing to Policy Overriden Events on Checkin

    I demonstrated over a year ago the code required to subscribe to the Policy Override event when developers checkin code, as you know you can apply Checkin policies to ensure developers do things like linking to Work Items, provide Checkin comments, etc. These can of course be "skipped" by Overriding...
  • Blog Post: VSTS Work Item Type Designer Preview

    Hi, This is yet another long awaited “project” that I’ve been working on behind the scenes, the exponential improvement of the DSL Tools over the last year has meant I’ve had to throw away more and more code which is a great story for how compelling the DSL Tools can be, plus Team Foundation has only...
  • Blog Post: Extending Visual Studio Team System

    I had to spend some time figuring out some of the Team System extensibility points recently for a presentation to some customers; it’s something I’ve been meaning to play with a while. You will need to download the Team Suite Extensibility kit which includes some basic documentation and a...
  • Blog Post: Team System Sample Projects and Documentation update

    There is a VSTS documentation update here which provides a pre-release form of the VSTS specific documentation (Tech Refresh just came with the standard Whidbey Beta 1 documentation) This documentation contains a number of walkthroughs which is a great way to learn how to use the VSTS features – you...
  • Blog Post: Installing Visual Studio Team System

    The Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) CTP build is now up on the MSDN Subscriber downloads site . There are three bits that comprise a Team System installation · The Database tier (SQL Server 2005 Beta 2 – Yukon) · The Application tier (Team Foundation Server) · The client (Visual Studio 2005 Beta 1 ...
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