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  • Blog Post: CodePlex Videos on Port 25

    Interested in CodePlex? Subscribe to the CodePlex tag on Port 25 . As of the date of this post there are two interviews ( Sara Ford's and mine with timeline thanks to Sara) along with a blog post by Bryan Kirchner in which he discusses "two of the most important studies of the motivations of open source...
  • Blog Post: Is there a tag for this event?

    A few minutes ago, I turned to Dave Bost , MS developer evangelist in the Midwest region, and asked, "Is there a tag for this event?" Dave replied, "I've heard a lot of geeky things, this week. That's just another one to add to the list. MTS06 ," he concluded knowingly. I've been sitting in on...
  • Blog Post: Released: Visual Studio .NET SCC Plugin for gotdotnet Workspaces

    As Peter Bromberg notes, we recently released an updated source control plug-in* for gotdotnet Workspaces that enables you to work on projects stored in gotdotnet (check in, check out, and other source control operations) from the comfort of your very own VS.NET 2005 (or 2003) IDE. [ Peter Bromberg...
  • Blog Post: Enumerating the # and names of files in a VSS folder

    A customer asked me this question via email today. Unable to remember how to do this (I've been off VSS for over a year), I pinged one of the VSS team's awesome developers, Alin, who promptly responded with this gem: "You can use VSS Automation to find out the number of files in a folder and their...
  • Blog Post: gotdotnet CodeGallery has left the station

    I am proud to announce the public release of CodeGallery , the newest member of the gotdotnet family. Gotdotnet.com is the community website where professional Windows and .NET developers from around the world can contribute and consume code samples, snippets, scripts, and developer tools, as well as...
  • Blog Post: New SourceSafe Utility: DATAWIZ

    Here's a little internal Microsoft dirt: I'm the person behind the scenes who reviews and approves or rejects all gotdotnet User Samples submissions. For the record, this will not always be my job (things change) but for now, I actually look forward to completing at least one routine and manual task...
  • Blog Post: TechEd Europe: Dev 466 Team Foundation Source Control

    I'm blogging to you live from the RAI Congrescentrum in Amsterdam, Netherlands where Ashwin Karuhatty and Brian Randall are introducing European developers and IT professionals to Visual Studio Team Foundation version control (or source control, if you prefer). The excitement around this product is huge...
  • Blog Post: A New VSS Web Interface

    This looks interesting: "SSWI is a Microsoft Visual Source Safe web interface that allows you to use all of Visual Source Safe's features from Internet Explorer anywhere in the world. No client side installations required, simply point your browser at your SSWI server and you're done." http://www.gotdotnet...
  • Blog Post: 'Change Source Control' Menu Disappears in Visual Studio

    A reader recently emailed me the following issue/question: "I recently installed the VS 2005 December CTP on a machine that also has VS 2003 installed. I uninstalled the CTP today and now my VS2003 'change source control' menu choice (from the file menu) has disappeared. How do I get it back." I've heard...
  • Blog Post: Source Control, GotDotNet, VS.NET, and Dream Job #3

    Tone Engel reports that, "Joined the FlexWiki GotDotNet group last night for source code access which is provided through a custom source code control provider that integrates with Visual Studio."* I am an avid FlexWiki and GotDotNet user/contributor and just recently joined the GotDotNet development...
  • Blog Post: SourceGear Developing Linux/Solaris/MacOS client for Team Foundation

    I'm a little late to print with this announcement but it's just too darn intriguing to not share. [ John Lawrence , January 12, 2005] " Erik Sink blogs about some very interesting news from SourceGear I'm writing this blog entry to share an exciting bit of news from SourceGear: We have decided...
  • Blog Post: Eric Sink's Tenets of Transparency

    In his latest article for MSDN, Tenets of Transparency , Eric Sink continues his "non-legendary" crusade to confound his two point five critics and tickle his burgeoning horde of fans pink with superior writing, corn-fed frankness, and incisive insights into the business of making and selling software...
  • Blog Post: VSS Analyze Script #4

    Okay, I give in. Who is behind the new DevelopmentNow blog ? Whoever it is, they just posted a VSS database analysis script (Win script...untested by me) that provides a third alternative to the two scripts (one PERL, one VBScript) and link to a third script that appear in my July 2003 post on the subject...
  • Blog Post: VSS vs. Team Foundation Version Control | Checkout Behavior

    "Unexpected Get" was the subject of a very interesting email thread that passed through my Outlook Inbox today. I mentioned the issue it raises in a previous post: Team Foundation vs. SourceSafe | Checking Out . Basically, VSS and Team Foundation perform check out operations in two very different ways...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation vs. SourceSafe | Cloaking

    Klingons and Romulans everywhere will bristle with pride when they learn that cloaking has survived the conceptual port from Visual SourceSafe to Team Foundation. Cloaking is a vital feature in VSS as it speeds up expensive Get operations and conserves disk space on your client by not retrieving items...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation vs. SourceSafe | Locking vs Exclusive Checkouts

    Adam Singer , the newest addition to my blogroll, recently blogged about the Lock Command in Visual Studio Team Foundation . Even if you don't have a CTP or beta build of Visual Studio 2005 Team System, I recommend his post. Locking in VSTS points to one of the most obvious differences between the...
  • Blog Post: Jason Mauss’ VSS Tips & Tricks

    This deserves more than a trackback: Jason Mauss' VSS Tips and Tricks
  • Blog Post: How To: Win an Autographed Visual Studio 2005 Baseball

    In response to my previous post, Inspired Software Development::VSS Performance Improvements , Jason Mauss provides an excellent VSS performance tip: "Most people administrating VSS don't seem to know about setting the CP_OnSelection value to NO. This is incredibly useful for users accessing VSS over...
  • Blog Post: Inspired Software Development::VSS Performance Improvements

    With all the hubbub around Visual Studio Team Foundation --which will be available for download for the first time, later this week (!)--you might be wondering what's happening with Visual SourceSafe. Well, the SourceSafe team is hard at work on the next version, which will be released with Visual Studio...
  • Blog Post: No Source Control Integration in Visual Studio 2005 "Express" Editions

    [ Michael Teper ] “ Mike Gunderloy pointed to the Visual Studio 2005 Product Line Overview page and commented that he doesn't understand why the Express line does not include source control support. This was one of the things that jumped out at me as well. The Express line of products is intended...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation vs. SourceSafe | Checking Out

    When you check out a file in Visual SourceSafe : VSS Gets the latest database version of the file--or the pinned version , if it exists--to your working folder, VSS overwrites the working copy of the gotten* file if, as is usually the case, one already exists and is marked Read-only. VSS...
  • Blog Post: SourceSafe PowerToy: VSS User Management

    [ CheckItOut ] “A while ago the SourceSafe product team had a focus week on creating sample applications that solved common community issues. We call them “PowerToys”. The goal for these sample applications is to address frequently asked questions we observe in newsgroups/email/conferences...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation vs. Visual SourceSafe, Part 1

    On a daily basis, I come upon an interesting and often emerging feature difference between Team Foundation source control (aka, Hatteras) and my last product, Visual SourceSafe (aka, VSS). I plan to keep track of these features...where else?...out here in the wild for everyone to read. Por supuesto....
  • Blog Post: Blogophilia in Hatteraslandia

    I set my blog dial to hibernate last week to concentrate on well, you know, work and stuff. I come back to discover an overflowing aggregator and... Holy BatBlogs is my team is blogging about some interesting stuff! Folks, I just absorbed as much technical goo about Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation...
  • Blog Post: The Future of SourceGear Vault

    Eric Sink , who I met at TechEd recently, is truly the arctic fox of the software biz. He's also one of the nicest and most sincere guys around. In his most recent post, Eric talks about the future of SourceGear Vault in the context of recent announcements about Microsoft Visual Studio Team System ....
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