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I have shortly introduced myself in my first post. What I didn't do, is to warn (well, maybe just inform) that you can expect different quotations hidden in my post (title of the first post can by familiar for some of you :)). I'm also a big fan of movies and books so you can expect posts in case of big events (watching "V for Vendetta" and reading "The system of the world" for example).

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    Switching between multiple Msscci providers

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    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...
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    TreeDiff has arrived :)

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    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...
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    Tracing in TFS Msscci provider

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    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"?> ...
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    Msscci 1.2 arrived

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    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...
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    Check-in policies with Msscci provider

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    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...
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    Please allow me to introduce myself

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    I’m currently Software Development Engineer in Team Foundation Version Control Client team. I work for Microsoft, on the client-side, on the .NET platform, in USA just for few months (since October 2005). Before I was learning, studying and working in...
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    New features in next release of TF

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    Brian published a few screen shots of tools that we are working on right now for the next major release of TFS (not SP1). The Branch Visualization (Scenario 2 and 3) are amazing but right now my personal favorite is improved history (Scenario 1) . While...
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    Msscci with RoboHelp

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    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...
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    Msscci 2008 with MS Access 2007

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    I have played a little with MS Access 2007, verifying that it's working with TFS Msscci 2008. In order to get SCC integration, you need to install Access Developer Extension - a add-in that allows Access to use any Msscci provider (and a few other goodies...
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    Resolve improvements in next version of TFS

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    As Brian said long time ago in his blog ( http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2008/02/01/a-new-spec-on-conflict-resolution-is-available.aspx ), and Mario described in the spec ( http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/0/e/e0ed04ec-bf14-4dd6-b5ad-22094b128498...
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    Small Orcas Improvements - part 1

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    After Orcas shipped, many people blogged about new big features that were included there ( http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffbe/archive/2007/11/19/visual-studio-team-system-2008-ships.aspx ). However, there are also many small improvements, transparent at first...
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    TFS Msscci Provider 2.0

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    Just before Holiday Season we released new version of TFS Msscci Provider - http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=FAEB7636-644E-451A-90D4-7947217DA0E7&displaylang=en . Of course the biggest demand was to allow provider to work with...
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    Small Orcas Improvements - part 2

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    "Check-in does not check-in". One of the most feared complains from the users. We all check-in files every day (or not, when gauntlet is in use ;)) and everything works fine.But customers are always right (vide Get Latest on Checkout)! So one theory explaining...
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    Early Rosario feedback

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    I just read Brian's post (over month after the fact :() about Rosario specs - http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2007/11/30/vsts-codename-rosario-specifications-begin-to-arrive.aspx It's a great way to influence product that is being written right now...
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    Cool tracing with Visual Studio

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    Because we are preparing Beta2 of Orcas, I started spending more and more time with the debugger and with tracing enabled in our OM (vide: http://blogs.msdn.com/michalma/archive/2006/12/08/tracing-in-tfs-msscci-provider.aspx ). As we all know there are...
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    VS2008 shipped

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    As you perfectly know (for example from Brian's blog , and probably hundred others), Orcas shipped. I'm extremely proud, because this is the first big MS product, that I was involved from the beginning. Noone denies importance of the Msscci provider,...
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    Version Control API changes in TFS 2010 - part I

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    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...
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    Version Control API changes in TFS 2010 - part II

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    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...
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    Resolve improvements in Dev10 – Automerge All

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    We heard that some users are afraid of performing "Automerge All" operation. The thinking here is that TFS (or any) merge engine is not 100% bulletproof. If method foo was added at the beginning of the file in the source branch and at the end of the file...
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    Resolve improvements in Dev10 – Automerge All part2

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    TFS always creates conflict when rename is involved, even if it's only on server/source branch. We expanded Automerge All, so it can automatically resolve those conflicts. We exclude from this, conflicts on folders, as those are rare and user should review...
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    Resolve improvements in Dev10 – Server and Target edits

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    As you could notice in CTP1 or CTP2, new Resolve Dialog displays detailed information about selected conflict. This information is partially calculated on the background and can involve some time consuming operation. Right now they are: attempt...
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    Msscci with eMbedded C++ 4

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    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...
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    Nicer TFS Msscci in VS2003

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    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...
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    SQL Management Studio, TFS Msscci Provider and branching

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    Recently user has reported problem when using SQL Server Management Studio and TFS. When he branched folder and opened a newly created solution, he kept pending changes on the original projects instead of the branched one. Veterans of source control integration...
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    Visual Basic problems with TFS, when referencing files outside of the project

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    I was asked recently to investigate problem when using VB6 and TFS Msscci Provider. We found out a limitation, that is not really surprising, but is still worth documenting. The code base looks like this: Source SharedCode Class1.cls Project...
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