Ed Hintz (MSFT)

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  • Ed Hintz (MSFT)

    Review the Team Foundation System Migration Toolkit Spec

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    The Team Foundation Migration Toolkit specification is available for review here (there are links to leave feedback in the doc). The purpose of this toolkit is to help developers write converters from other version control and work item tracking systems...
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    Channel 9 Interview on the Team Foundation Power Tools

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    If you want to watch video on what is in the Team Foundation Power Tools v1.2 and what is coming next, checkout the Channel 9 video here where Brian Keller interviews me on location in North Carolina. This was the first interview of this kind I have ever...
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    Team Foundation Power Tools Released!

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    Here in Visual Studio Team Foundation, we take our power toys seriously. So seriously, we've changed the name from power toys to power tools to reflect that these are no mere play toy apps, but useful tools to get real work done (or Git-R-Done for Larry...
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    Visual Studio Team System Chat - this Wednesday Feb 7th

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    Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database Pros, and Testers. In addition, discuss what's new in the latest Community...
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    Team Foundation Server Channel 9 Series Begins

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    The first in a series of Channel 9 videos covering various topics of Team Foundation Server is available here . In this first video, Doug Neumann whiteboards branching and merging strategies.
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    SourceSafe on Vista

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    Given Vista is being released tommorrow, Richard Berg has timely information about SourceSafe on Vista in a two part series ( part1 , part2 ). With regard to Team Foundation Version Control, all you need is VS2005 Team Suite SP1 to run on Vista.
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    New Release of Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider

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    You can get it here . Overview The Visual Studio Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider enables integrated use of Team Foundation Version Control with products that do not support Team Explorer integration. This version (1.2) includes: Enable handling...
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    Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server Service Pack 1 Available for Download

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    The SP1 releases for Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server are now available. This service pack has has many bug fixes and perf improvements that you will want to get. Brian Harry has blogged about these here and here . Enjoy! Visual Studio...
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    Channel 9 Interviewing Team Foundation Server Team

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    Brian Keller will be interviewing members of the Team Foundation Server Team on December 14th and 15th (Wednesday and Thursday this week) for Channel 9 . Submit questions for the interview here before December 13th. This is your chance to find out something...
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    Installing Team Foundation Powertoys on Vista

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    Folks have reported seeing the following error trying to install the Team Foundation Powertoys on Vista release candidates: The work around is to download the msi (it is called tfpt.msi) and then run the following from a command prompt running as Administrator...
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    Visual Studio Package Load Failures - What's wrong with my package?

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    Anyone who has developed a package for Visual Studio has run into the dreaded package load failure. Even after you ship you can have customers that run into this issue because the customer may be experimenting with beta releases of products that my break...
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    Visual Studio Team System October Chat on Wednesday Oct 4

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    Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database Pros, and Testers. In addition, discuss what's new in Visual Studio Code...
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    Visual Studio 2005 SP1 Beta Available Now

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    The beta for Visual Studio 2005 SP1 is available now at Microsoft Connect . If you've been a user of Visual Studio for a while, you know how rare an event this is. The Visual Studio 2003 Service Pack 1 was just released on 8/15/2006. Brian Harry has a...
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    You have the power - New Team Foundation Powertoys Released

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    Last week I wrote about the value of out of band development and an upcoming release of powertoys for Team Foundation Server. Late Thursday night the Team Foundation Powertoys were released. You can get them here . There is a new forum dedicated to the...
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    Visual Studio Team System Public MSDN Chat

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    Come and join members from the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Architect, Developer and Tester editions and Team Foundation Server. There will be experts on hand to answer your questions. I hope to...
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    Out of Band Development

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    The question of when to stop development of a v1 product for a mature market segment is a difficult one. The customer wants/expects all the features of their existing several iterations old product plus new cool things too. However, the time it would...
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    New Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider Available Now!

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    I am happy to report we have released an updated TFS MSSCCI provider here . We have been able to address a number of requests (keep them coming) in this release including the following: PowerBuilder support Enterprise Architect support Improved...
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    Feedback on Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider

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    The early feedback from the TFS MSSCCI provider has been very positive. Thank you for your responses. Please let us know about your experiences both good and bad on our forum or by mail . We are particularly interested on what environments you have successfully...
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    Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider Released!

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    The Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider (TFS MSSCCI) available now!. You can download it here (If you tried to get this on 4/7/2006 and it errored out, please try again). TFS MSSCCI allows applications and development environments that serve as MSSCCI...
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    The Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider Beta 2 is now available

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    As of February 20, 2006 the Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider Beta 2 is available for down load here . New in this beta: Support for Visual Studio 2003 and Fox Pro in addition to the already supported VB6 and VC6. Integrated Checkin ...
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    How to Write a Team Foundation Version Control Add-in for Visual Studio

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    The purpose of this post is to give step by step instructions to get users started writing a Team Foundation Version Control Add-in for Visual Studio. This is not intended to be a comprehensive reference guide, but rather a guide to get things jump started...
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    Missing MSSCCI

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    Several folks have asked why Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) was not implemented as a MSSCCI (Microsoft Source Code Control Interface) provider. Typically, these are users who for various reasons need to continue using previous versions of Visual...
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    A Brief SourceSafe User's Guide to Team Foundation Version Control

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    Moving from one software application to another often results in various "surprises" where the new application does not behave the same way as the previous one. Over the course of the Team Foundation beta program I have observed a number of these "surprises...
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    Obligatory self introduction

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    This being my first official blog post, I must do the obligatory self introduction. Since this blog is posted on msdn, I’ll focus the self introduction to technical professional information. Who is Ed Hintz and Why Should I Care What He Thinks?...
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