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  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: SQL ScriptSafe

    Has anyone out there used SQL ScriptSafe ? If so, did it meet your needs? Have you used similar tools ? How does it compare?
  • Blog Post: VSSEMS - a Utility for SourceSafe Administrators

    Currently, it is not possible to migrate or copy a list of users and their concominant rights/assignments from an existing VSS database to another one, using either shipped VSS features or programmatically, using IVSS. However, our capable friends in Microsoft's Product Support Services (PSS) have developed...
  • Blog Post: Pin: the “Share my greatest, not my latest” Feature in VSS

    If you code like me, your latest version of a file or project is almost never your greatest. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could just mark a version of a file or changeset as “use this one!” so that your teammates would stop bugging you about “issues” with the latest version...
  • Blog Post: My Blog Year in Review

    It is often said that weblogging really took off on the day when you started blogging...or when I started blogging, as the case may be. This adage reminds me of a question that all Microsoft employees are asked on their first day of work. Q: What is the most important day in Microsoft's history? A...
  • Blog Post: SourceSafe and WinDBG

    [ Updated May 11, 2004 to fix gnarled grammar] If you are interested in automatically retrieving versioned source code files from Visual SourceSafe during a debugging session with WinDBG, just email me your address and I will send you tools and scripts that will allow you to do so. For a better description...
  • Blog Post: Copy-Modify-Merge for VSS

    Rich explains how to allow multiple checkouts on a per project basis in Visual SourceSafe. When you set Multiple_Checkouts to Yes in your SRCSAFE.INI or SS.INI file, you enable the Copy-Modify-Merge collaboration model that is often associated with CVS. When multiple checkouts are enabled in VSS, more...
  • Blog Post: VSS and WinDBG ++ Together at Last

    Are you a hardcore debugger: a kernel-mode, device driver-writin' stud? Do you avoid chrome-plated GUI and your mouse at all costs? If so, you can stop right now. This post isn't exactly for you. At the other end of the spectrum, if you're one of the vast majority of my twenty three readers who are...
  • Blog Post: How To: Easily Add Folders to VSS Recursively

    To add a folder and all of its subfolders and files to a SourceSafe database quickly and easily Drag the folder from Windows Explorer and drop it into SourceSafe Explorer. In the Add Folder dialog box, click Recursive , enter a comment in the Comment field if you want, and then click Ok . ...
  • Blog Post: Answers to Your SourceSafe Questions

    An email arrived in my Inbox recently from a customer that read, “I've got ALOT of questions, and I hope you could help me... How do I use Shadowing in .NET? How can I force users to check in their files and log out of SourceSafe so that I could lock the DB? How can I split a DB...
  • Blog Post: Recursive Get of VSSVersion and VSSItem Doesn't Work in VSS 6.0d

    By default, the Get method does not work recursively in Visual SourceSafe 6.0d. Accompanying error message: “Version not found“. You can obtain a hotfix from Microsoft's hardest working employees in Product Support Services. For details, see 837417 .
  • Blog Post: RSS for Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) Articles

    In a recent email exchange between me, my dev lead, PM, and one of the developers on the SourceSafe team, I suggested that a KB article would be the most appropriate documentation delivery channel for a minor technical issue we were discussing. Since my dev lead is relatively new to the team, I added...
  • Blog Post: RSS for VSS

    [ S.B. Chatterjee ] Greg Reinacker's tool that generates RSS feeds from Visual SourceSafe was re-released today . Very cool.
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