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Richard Berg's look at source control and life

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About Richard Berg

Hi, I'm Richard.  I work on developer & lifecycle tools at Microsoft's secret underground campus near Durham, NC.

That's enough for this page.  See: http://del.icio.us/richardberg/me

(Q: what the hell is that avatar?  A: it's the Blue Devil mascot 'surfing' on me and my fellow DUMBBones)

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    PowerShell example: adding items from a changeset to a label

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    A recent request : "I want to be able to add a label to all files that were modified/added/whatever as part of a changeset." Sounds like a job for PowerShell! function label- changeset ( [ string ] $ serverName , [ string ] $ labelName , [ int ] $ changeset...
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    add-types.ps1 - poor man's "using" for PowerShell

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    One thing that's missing from PowerShell is the ability to import foreign namespaces into the current context. That leads to a lot of typing at the interactive prompt and bloated hard-to-read lines in your scripts. For example, even if you've loaded the...
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    New TFS tool - TFSProxy

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    I love it when participating in the community pays off. Barely a week later, we had a neat little applet posted to CodePlex: Project Description This little plugin will allow you to switch tfs proxy servers or disable the tfs proxy. It's also possible...
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    DST 2007 issues in SourceSafe

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    The rules for U.S. daylight savings time are changing in 2007 . SourceSafe cares about time zones, so you should too. Complete details are in KB article 931804 . To quote one section heading, " If you do not update the servers and client computers, you...
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    SourceSafe on Vista part 2

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    I want to expand on the Microsoft support lifecycle policy I mentioned before. To reiterate, VSS 2005 gets "mainstream" support for quite some time while 6.0 will enter "extended" this July. I won't repeat everything in the support doc (read it!). Bottom...
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    Clarifying SourceSafe support on Vista

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    Amid all the furor over Whidbey SP1 and the forthcoming Vista GDR , there hasn't been any statement on what it all means for SourceSafe users. Rest assured we have some official KB articles in the works. But I think it's important to share this info with...
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    Tidbits: life under a Limited User Account (LUA)

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    I'm about to wipe my main work machine and install Vista RTM x64. Wish me luck. Sure, people @ MS wipe their boxen all the time, but I'm not one of them: this install of Win2k3 has lasted me since 6/29/2005. (For reference, I was hired in April '05 and...
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    When your feature hits the blogosphere: SCM and the Windows Shutdown crapfest

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    Moishe Lettvin has a great blog entry , an inside look at how a Vista feature ate thousands of man-hours on its way to the lowest common denominator. I don't mind the UI myself (and certainly won't justify Joel's histrionics with a link) but it does illustrate...
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    Teamprise Turns 2.0

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    Anyone who reads the forums knows Martin Woodward is a great help to the TFS community. As it turns out, he's a pretty good coder too ;-) For those of you living under a rock, his company makes the premiere TFS client for folks on non-Microsoft platforms...
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    Another solution to "Get Latest on Checkout"

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    As most SourceSafe users have probably discovered by now, TFS does not get the latest version of a file on checkout. I've seen the online debates continue long after we shipped, but as far as I'm concerned Doug Neumann ( by way of Buck ) and Ed Hintz...
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    TFS Version Control Concepts 1: Items

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    We use version control to store stuff. What stuff? A bunch of items , the most basic elements of TFVC. In everyday parlance, an item is a file or a folder. TFS rarely makes a distinction between files and folders; they are stored as rows in the same table...
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    TFS Version Control Concepts 0: Vocabulary

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    To summarize the goals laid out in my reintroduction , I want a chance to start my TFVC "story" from the beginning while laying a conceptual groundwork sturdy enough for our most complicated features. What is the beginning? Well, I assume you have an...
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    An introduction, 1350 posts later

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    On the Microsoft forums , that is...no, I didn't suddenly eclipse Raymond . As you probably haven't noticed, this blog has lain dormant for 18 months. (if blog with no readers falls by the wayside, does it make a sound?) Meanwhile, the last 11 months...
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    In Medias Res

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    A simply reply to a mundane problem over on Cyrus' blog turned into a broader opinion piece, and so my entry to the blogosphere begins not with "hello" but with topical poll... --- On color schemes and usability I got to puzzle over this question...
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