Ed Hintz (MSFT)

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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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    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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    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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    TFS Guide for Subversion Users

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    Moving from one source control system to another is much like moving to a new town.  You spend time finding where to get the same services in the new town, discovers what’s different, what’s new, and what is not available.   In this blog...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Additional Considerations When Using ASP.Net MVC Cross-site Request Forgery Prevention

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    Although cross-site scripting (XSS) attacks get most of the web security press, cross-site request forgery (CSRF) is often much easier for an attacker to exploit.  Fortunately, ASP.Net MVC provides helpers to prevent these attacks.  Steven Sanderson...
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    Safely Test a JavaScript Change Without Touching the Server–A Huge Time Saver

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    The fastest bug fixes are the ones you can make and test right on the spot.  However, many times access to the web server in order to update JavaScript files is not possible, convenient, or is potentially dangerous (affects all users if your fix...
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    TFS Integration - a Top 10 New Feature of Expression Blend 3

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    Last Friday Microsoft announced Expression Blend 3.  The Team Foundation Version Control team has been working to provide seamless integration with Expression Blend as blogged by Brian Harry last year. I was pleased to see that TFS integration made...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Team System Web Access Power Tool Released

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    Formerly known as Team Plain, the Team System Web Access Power Tool is now officially supported by Microsoft Customer Support Services. You can download it here . Brian Harry has the best post on the details. Enjoy. Technorati Profile
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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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    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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    Happy 10th Birthday Visual Studio

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    March 26, 2007 marks the 10th birthday for Visual Studio. I can hear the veterans out there saying, wait a minute I was using Visual C++ way before March of 1997. That is true, but 10 years ago it was all integrated into one great development environment...
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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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    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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    Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Branching Guide 2010

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    Last Friday the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Branching Guide for 2010 was published on CodePlex.  You can get it here .   This is more than a simple document explaining branching strategies, the download includes a hands on lab...
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