Ed Hintz (MSFT)

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  • Ed Hintz (MSFT)

    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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    Team Foundation Power Tools for VS2008 - Hot Now!

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    The Team Foundation Power Tools for VS2008 are now available here .  This is the first release of the Power Tools that work with VS2008.  We did not want to just deliver a warmed over version of the VS2005 Power Tools, so we included lot of...
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    Team System Web Access 2008 SP1 Power Tool

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    We have just shipped Team System Web Access (TSWA) 2008 SP1 Power Tool. · Download TSWA 2008 SP1 What’s New in TSWA 2008 SP1? · Work item only view for users without a client access license. [ Previously known as Work Item Web Access ...
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    TFS Migration and Synchronization Toolkit Released to the Wild

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    I am pleased to say the TFS Migration and Synchronization Toolkit (toolkit) is officially released. You can get it here on CodePlex. The toolkit provides a set of classes and a reference implementation (and a good example) for migrating and/or synchronizing...
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    Check-in Policy Compatibility between TFC 2005 and 2008

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    A frequent question among TFC 2008 beta customers is about check-in policy compatability. Will check-in policies work across TFC 2005 and 2008? The answer is that evaluation works across versions in both directions, but editing the policy definition...
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    How To Get TFS Power Tool Check-in Policies for VS2005 to Work with VS2008 (Orcas)

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    The current TFS Power Tools support TFC/VS 2005 only. However, there are beta customers of VS2008 (aka Orcas) who want to use the check-in policies from the TFS Power Tools. With a few manual steps (below) you can get the TFS Power Tool Check-in policies...
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    TFS Client Tracing

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    [Updated for Visual Studio 2010] Team Foundation client tracing is useful for viewing what is sent between the TFS client and server.  Instructions on how to turn this on for Visual Studio 2010 are as follows: Visual Studio Shut down Visual Studio...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Over 1 Billion Served

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    Chandru Ramakrishnan, a TFS Version Control Platform developer who keeps our internal dogfood server humming, noticed this morning that our internal TFS Version Control dogfood server has over 1 billion rows for local versions.  That is over 1 billion...
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    Client Virtualization and TFS Version Control

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    It is becoming more and more common for developers and testers to work with virtualized clients like those offered with Virtual PC or Hyper-V.  We use this at Microsoft a great deal.  Client virtualization offers many benefits for those working...
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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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    A Walk Down Memory Lane in the Owner's Box

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    Last Thursday night I experienced a rare treat. My son and I watched the defending Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes from the owner's box. The owner of the Carolina Hurricanes is Peter Karmanos, the Chairman and Chief Executive Officier of Compuware...
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    Pre-release of TFS to TFS Migration Tool Available on CodePlex!

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    Back in June we released the TFS Migration and Synchronization Toolkit - a toolkit that helps migrate data between 3rd party version control and bug tracking systems and TFS. Turns out that folks also want to migrate data between two TFS servers too,...
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    TFS Migration and Synchronization Toolkit Prerelease Available On Codeplex

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    Just released (or should I say, prereleased) tonight on Codeplex, the TFS Migration and Synchronization Toolkit (the toolkit) Prerelease. See here . We've be working on hard on this toolkit to make availalbe the best practices we have learned from migrating...
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    Micro Focus COBOL and TFS

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    Doug Neumann, one of our program managers for TFS, had a chance to do a keynote at Micro Focus World in Orlando earlier this month. For those of you not familiar with Micro Focus , they sell a set of tools for COBOL development. While preparing for the...
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    The Team Foundation Dogfood Gravy Train

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    My wife, who is a nurse, chuckles at the computer slang she hears me use. One of her favorite terms is dogfooding. Both the origins of the term dogfooding and the benefits are quite interesting. Nothing says, "fix this problem now!" louder than running...
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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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    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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