Matt Mitrik

Program Manager | TFS | Version Control | Migration

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    Forward Compatibility Release for Team Explorer 2008

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    Today, as you have probably heard by now, was the public release of TFS 2010 Beta 2 .  We’ve got a ton of improvements in this release, including some awesome styling changes for the branch visualization features that I’ve blogged about previously...
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    Keyword Expansion Check-in Policy on CodePlex

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    One feature we often hear requests for in TFS version control is the ability to support keyword expansion in comment headers.  Many users of VSS and CVS are accustomed to using these comments as the way to track the revision history of a file. ...
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    New Migration and Integration Solutions Page on MSDN

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    Today we launched a new page on MSDN that will serve as the central hub for all things related to conversion to and integration with TFS.  This new Migration and Integration Solutions page consolidates all of the offerings in this space, including...
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    Bi-directional SVN to TFS Tool Available

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    One of our partners, Persistent Systems, just released a tool to migrate data from Subversion to TFS.  After migration, this tool also provides the ability to synchronize changes back to the SVN repository, allowing teams with heterogeneous ALM tooling...
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    Migration Tools Community

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    Something that I’m currently working on is trying to better understand the interest our partners and community members have in the migration/sync space.  There are already some people out there that have built tools on our existing Migration Toolkit...
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    Branch Hierarchy Visualization

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    One of the new branch visualizations we’ve added allows users to see the hierarchical relationship between branches.  That is, the visualization shows the logical relationships between a family of related branches.  Typically, branches only...
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    First Class Branches

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    Introducing the concept of “first class branches” is a significant part of the 2010 release for version control.  Not only does it help to distinguish between folders and branches, but it enables our branch visualizations, and provides a platform...
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    What’s new in Version Control in TFS 2010?

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    Something I’ve been waiting to do is to blog about all of the great features we have added to version control in TFS 2010.  Now that the Beta 1 bits have been published, I’m planning a series of blog posts to cover each feature we’ve added to the...
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    Changing to Slot Mode in TFS 2010 Version Control

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    In TFS 2010, one of the more significant changes that we made to our version control platform was how we identify items.  Previously, version control operated in what we called “item mode” and in TFS 2010 it operates in “slot mode”.  To better...
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    CSS Blog Post on Partial Merges

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    Ladislau Szomoru, a CSS Engineer for TFS, just posted a great blog post about partial merges on the CSS team’s blog .  Partial merges are fairly undocumented in most of the TFS documentation, and this blog post serves as a good supplement for anyone...
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    How To: Unlock/Undo a File that is Locked/Checked out

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    As the number of TFS users grows inside MS, rarely does a day go by where I don’t get forwarded a question where someone is asking how to do something in Version Control.  In the past, I’d simply respond to the person that asked the question, and...
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    Configure Diff to Show Whitespace

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    Back in TFS 2005, if you used the Compare command to compare the contents of two source files, differences in whitespace were ignored by default.  In the case where two files differed only in whitespace, we didn’t even display the diff tool, but...
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    Using SharePoint Blog Sites for Team Collaboration

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    About a year and a half ago, Mario Rodriguez and I were looking for an idea to help consolidate all of the planning for the feature work that was underway for the 2010 release.  Recently, we started migrating some of our old blog content, and I thought...
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    Mainframe Express Integration with TFS MSSCCI Provider

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    For teams using IDEs other than Visual Studio, the TFS MSSCCI Provider is the standard integration point for TFS version control.  Recently, we did some work to ensure that the Mainframe Express IDE, offered by Micro Focus, would be compatible with...
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    SVN to TFS Tool Available from Timely Migration

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    Last week, the folks over at Timely Migration released a new migration tool to enable migration from Subversion to Team Foundation Server. I've personally heard a lot of requests from potential TFS for a tool to do this, so I'm sure plenty of people out...
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    Determining the Right Blog Scope

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    Shortly after joining MS, I decided that I should create a blog to share information with the world that was related to what I was working on. Initially, this was limited to the migration tools that we were building for TFS 2005, hence the TFS Migration...
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