Office hours are back!
The new Zune HD is revealed (picture below)!
Check out the official Zune HD Page, as well as an Engadget article.
Coming this fall – it’s on my Christmas list!
While I will never profess to be the end-all VSTS/TFS expert, I’ve been heads-down in Team System for 3 1/2 years now. Along the way, I’ve been asked all sorts of questions about how this huge system works and how it compares to other systems. The questions range from the relatively simple/tactical, to the obscure (“Does TFS do my laundry as well?”). I thought I’d take a moment and share a few questions (along with my responses) with you, in hopes that maybe you have the same question, can relate, or have better advice than I do. Again, these are my responses only, so if you have something you’d like to add, feel free.
Some of these will seem obvious, but all of these questions I’ve been asked at one point – so there is bound to be at least one other person out there with the same inquiry.
“How can I force TFS to force an exclusive checkout? Every time I check out a file from TFS, I have to remember to set my lock option in the dialog.”
In the Team Project’s settings (Source Control), there is a checkbox to enable or disable multiple check-out (which will in turn give the user the option to specify their checkout option). If the box is unchecked (like the below screenshot), the checkout dialog will not present user with the option and force an exclusive checkout.
“How do I know that a file change is as a result of a merge?”
Look in the history pane. If a file revision is from a merge operation, you’ll see “merge, edit” in the Change column.
“How can I find all files in source control of a certain type or extension?”
Try the “Find in Source Control” option (right-click on a folder or team project) and select “Wildcard”. This feature lets you search recursively to match file that meet an expression. You can also filter by status as well (checked out or checked out for a specific user). For example, the below will find all .CS files in the project.
As I come across more noteworthy questions, I’ll do my best to post them here!
The Security Development Lifecycle team has put together an SDK process template for TFS! I won't post full details here, since Brian Harry as already done the heavy lifting on his blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2009/05/19/the-microsoft-sdl-process-template-making-secure-code-easier.aspx
Okay, so I know I rarely (this may be the first) post stuff about BizTalk – but BT 2009 has some incredibly new capabilities, including native support for Visual Studio 2008. Come to our Denver office on June 23rd to learn more!
Enterprises across the world need to build applications that span their network and bring together services, systems, and people. The new BizTalk Server 2009 enables this connectivity while eliminating many of the cost and complexity challenges enterprises currently face.
Microsoft product specialists and experts from gold-certified partner Neudesic will give you a “first look” at BizTalk Sever 2009 and how they can help streamline and integrate business processes while reducing cost and complexity.
8:30 – 9:30 What’s new with BizTalk Server 2009
9:30 – 10:30 Using Microsoft ESB Guidance to reduce cost and complexity
10:30 – 11:30 Interactive Q&A discussion about SOA and ESB and emerging technologies
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
Application Development Directors/Managers and Architects, Supply Chain Directors, Process Analysts, and Developers who are interested in learning more about the features available in BizTalk Server 2009 and their impact on SOA and BPM solutions.
Click here to register
Invitation Key: B185E8
or call 877.673.8368 with
Event ID: 1032414999
June 23, 2009
8:30 am – 11:30 am
Microsoft Office - Denver 7595 Technology Way Ste #400
Denver, CO 80237
Several of the speakers have posted their slide decks to their respective blogs. You can also find all the decks from the Phoenix event posted on Slideshare.net at this event page (or use this tinyurl: http://tinyurl.com/PHXBigEvent).
You can view the slides online or download them.