Matt Mitrik

Program Manager | TFS | Version Control | Migration

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    How To: Make “Associate” the default action for work items

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    I’ve heard this one a lot lately from many people, so I felt it was time to share more broadly. While there is no way to do this in the UI in TFS 2010, there is a registry key that we added late in our release cycle to allow users to configure 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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    Version Control 2010 Upgrade Hotfix Published

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    Recently, I blogged about an issue in the TFS 2010 upgrade that affected the contents of labels and merge relationships.  If you have not yet upgraded to TFS 2010, the hotfix is now available and is highly recommended to be applied before configuring...
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    Branching by Label in TFS 2010

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    Several people have noticed that in TFS 2010 the option to branch by label in the UI is no longer present, so I wanted to put up a short post on the subject until we have a chance to fix this (which will hopefully be very near RTM). This change was the...
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    How do I find the history for a renamed folder in TFS 2010?

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    I came across this question while responding to some customer suggestions, so I thought I should make the answer easy to find should others be wondering the same thing… In the UI, history of folders is recursive - always .  This is because most of...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    TFS Integration Tools Released on Visual Studio Gallery

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    Over the weekend, our team released the first fully supported version of the Team Foundation Server Integration Tools. This suite of tools has been developed by the TFS product group with help from the Visual Studio ALM Rangers to provide a comprehensive...
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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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    TFS 2010 File Corruption KB Article Published

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    Recently, we published a KB article that is related to files being downloaded from version control with the incorrect contents. The symptoms from the article: After restoring a Team Project Collection (TPC) from a backup, files downloaded from Team...
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    Upgrade vs. Migration: Definitions

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    Being the Migration PM for the TFS team, I get a lot of “migration” questions from users.  After a few rounds of questions, most of the time the conclusion is reached that the user wanted something other than migration, say, an upgrade.  With...
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    Upgrade vs. Migration: Upgrading to a Newer Version of TFS

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    This is the second blog post in a series about Upgrade and Migration for TFS . One of the most common statements I hear from customers looking at migration is similar to the following: “I have a TFS 2005/2008 server and I want to migrate to TFS 2010”...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Using VSS Converter in TFS 2010 Beta 2

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    TFS 2010 Beta 2 has been out for a few days now, and I’ve heard of quite a few users hitting errors when trying to migrate their VSS databases to TFS using VSS Converter.  If you’ve hit the error message below, keep reading for a workaround that...
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    New Branch and Merge Permissions

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    In a previous blog post about the new First Class Branches that we have added in TFS 2010, I mentioned the addition of two new permissions related to branching and merging.  In this post, I want to go into a bit more detail about these permissions...
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    TFS Integration Platform Alpha Released on CodePlex

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    Today, we released the Alpha version of the TFS Integration Platform on CodePlex.  For all of the details, including the docs and source code, check out the project page: http://tfsintegration.codeplex.com If you check out the project page, you’ll...
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    New Forum on MSDN

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    For a long time, we have had no home for questions related to migration offerings such as the VSS Converter, as well as general questions about our tools, partners, and service offerings.  We’ve recently added a new forum on MSDN to serve as the...
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    Dogfooding the TFS Integration Platform

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    Late last night, we published updates to the TFS Integration Platform on CodePlex.  In addition to these changes containing new features, numerous bug fixes, and documentation refreshes, the updates marked the beginning of the dogfooding effort to...
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