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  • Blog Post: "Get latest on checkout" in a mixed environment

    Today I had to test behavior of our less commonly used feature, get latest on checkout, in a mixed VSTS 2008 + TFS 2008 environment. Hopefully this blog post will save the time next person who wonders if this should work (It took me 3 hours to update my VS2005 hyperv image before I could actually try...
  • Blog Post: Version Control API changes in TFS 2010 - part II

    Yesterday I was talking about changes we did to itemId and pendingChangeId in TFS 2010. Today I want to list other changes, related to various part of VC api: You should be careful when using DiffItemVersionedFile class, especially if you use constructor that requires itemId. Much safer thing to...
  • Blog Post: Version Control API changes in TFS 2010 - part I

    As Matt writes in his post , the way version control behaves in TFS 2010 has changed in a few significant ways. Our team was responsible for making the client code updates in response to those server changes and I tried to write down lessons we have learned. First of all - itemId. Before, it was a...
  • Blog Post: Using tf.exe in PowerShell ISE or other custom environments

    Recently a few folks from our and other team tried working with TFS inside PowerShell ISE ( http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/scriptfanatic/archive/2008/12/30/windows-powershell-integrated-scripting-environment-ise.aspx ). What they discovered is that tf.exe thinks that its output is redirected and...
  • Blog Post: Msscci with RoboHelp

    Yet another tool that should be working with TFS Msscci Provider is RoboHelp. The reported problem is "Server Busy" error message display over Msscci dialog. The solution for this (until release of the new provider) is to create registry file (robofix.reg) with the following content: Windows Registry...
  • Blog Post: Orcas Beta1 available

    As Brian posted a few days ago (together with multiple other people :) Orcas Beta1 is available here . From the Version Control perspective it contains 90% of functionality which we want provide in Orcas (some more goodies will come in the Beta2). There are 4 new features - get latest on checkout, destroy...
  • Blog Post: Msscci with eMbedded C++ 4

    We recently discovered new IDE that works with TFS Msscci provider (well, almost ;) - eMbedded C++ 4. The only problem is that it displays often "Server Busy" message while doing SCC operations. The solution for this (until release of the new provider) is to create registry file (evc4fix.reg) with the...
  • Blog Post: Missing Msscci in VB6

    This is a very old issue, which appeared for the first time (and was resolved) in this thread . However, it comes every month or so on the forum so I want to describe here the problem and resolution in as easy way as possible. Problem: VB6 was installed without SourceSafe support. After installing...
  • Blog Post: Msscci 1.2 arrived

    As Brian writes in his blog we released new version of TFS Msscci Provider. Nice improvements are fixes in the property (displaying local path) and checkin (saving the work items query list between the calls) dialog. We have also changed the provider in order to support Toad. However the biggest change...
  • Blog Post: Nicer TFS Msscci in VS2003

    Recently I started testing new TFS Msscci Provider. Doing that, I discovered a few Visual Studio settings that I should turn on long time ago. What is a little irritating while working in VS2003+TFS Msscci is that when doing checkout I’m prompted to provide comment. TFS does not have comments for...
  • Blog Post: Tracing in TFS Msscci provider

    Tracing can be enabled in Msscci the same way as in tf.exe or devenv. In the setup directory (the one containing TfsMsscciSvr.exe) you need to create file named TfsMsscciSvr.exe.config. Here is what it should contain: <?xml version="1.0"?> <configuration> <runtime> <gcConcurrent...
  • Blog Post: Treediff command line survival guide

    I wanted to do it a long time ago, but time has passed and I was forgetting about it over and over again. So finally here are some advices about using the tfpt treediff command line. First of all treediff has noprompt switch, which is not included in the command description. The output is divided...
  • Blog Post: TreeDiff has arrived :)

    As Brian has written in his blog yestarday, we have released new TFS Power Toys ( download site ). Of course I’m very proud that TFS Msscci provider started to be supported by CSS, but Msscci is not topic of the post :) One of the new powertoys is TreeDiff, a tool integrated both with tfpt command line...
  • Blog Post: Msscci 1.1 is coming!!

    In just a few days we will release new drop of TFS Msscci Provider (keep the fingers crossed). We added support for two new IDEs and a few cool features. Here are the details: Support for Enterprise Architect 6.1 and PowerBuilder 10.5 Fixed order of parameters passed into external diff tool...
  • Blog Post: Check-in policies with Msscci provider

    The question, which is asked quite frequently on DLs and forum is “Does TFS Msscci Provider supports check-in policies?”. The short answer is Yes J . But as usual there are some exceptions to this rule. The Provider will handle all policies in the same way they are handled by our console client. So if...
  • Blog Post: New version of TFS Msscci provider is coming soon

    Brian Harry has announced coming release of the new version of Team Foundation Server Msscci Provider. In this release we have included: support for SQL Server Management Studio and MS Access 2003 (with Source Code Control Add-in) enhanced support for connecting to the server with different...
  • Blog Post: Switching between multiple Msscci providers

    People who start using TFS Msscci provider, usually want to keep working with the old provider (e.g. SourceSafe). Unfortunately, function to switch between different multiple Msscci providers is feature of the IDE, not of the provider. VB6, VC6 and VS 2003 does not support it, only FoxPro guys are lucky...
  • Blog Post: TFS MSSCCI Provider installation problems

    Some users were deterred from using the provider by unpleasant message "TFMscciSvr.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience." In all cases it was fault of strong name validation error (our binaries are not strongly signed). Buck has posted a solution for this...
  • Blog Post: Team Foundation Server Msscci Provider Beta2 is out!!

    I can’t say how happy and proud I’m about this release. This is first product (well quasi product ;) which is released, which I partly created. We included a lot of new features, both functional and performance. You can expect that I will blog about it during the following weeks (until RTM J ). The...
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