Team Foundation Server tool dump workspace details

I juggle around with a lot of workspaces. The reason is .NET Compact Framework is consumed in a whole bunch of things like Windows Mobile, Xbox, Zune, Nokia and most of them are on different source branches. On top of this active feature work happens in feature branches and there are other service branches to…

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Auto generating Code Review Email for TFS

We use a small command line tool called crmail to auto-generate code review email from shelveset. I find the whole process very helpful and thought I’d share the process and the tool (which has some really cool features). Features Automatic generation of the email from the shelveset details Hyperlinks are put to TFS webaccess so…

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Woohoo – Rosario November CTP is out…

…and I can finally talk about what I’m working on for the last so many months. First things first, for more information on Microsoft Visual Studio Team System code name “Rosario” November CTP release head on to Jeff Beehler’s blog A small bullet in the list of features is Manual Test execution. What it means…

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VSTS Source Control Annotation

One of the coolest feature of the upcoming Orcas release is the Source-Control file Annotation feature. “Annotate is a feature that allows developers to inspect a source code file and see at line-by-line level of detail who last changed each section of code. It brings together changeset data with difference technology to enable developers to…

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Use Team Build to make Tea

Why not? If someone can use MsBuild task to make coffee while the build is in progress, using Team Build for remotely making tea is trivial. Just take that task and modify it to make tea and plug it into Team Build. Fire your build on your home build machine and start driving home. By the time…

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Team Build Ticker: parting gift

I had blogged earlier about the BuildTicker tool which sits on the system tray and notifies of builds happening on the server. I have received many requests to get this tool. So here it goes. Get the executable from here and the sources from here. Since I am no longer working on the TFS team you…

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TFS prank: Scare your developer with a bug created by the CEO

Raymond Chen in one of his posts jokingly wished that if he could use an alter-ego to update bugs in the bug-repository it’d be great. Actually there is a neat feature in Team Foundation Server’s Work-Item tracking (WIT) client using which you can do just that. See the screen shot below. Looks like Mr.Ceo made some changes…

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Moving on

Team Foundation Server v1.0 has shipped and I’m almost done with the MQ work. This makes it the perfect time for moving on to newer waters. Next week I’ll start working in a new team. I’ll still be under the umbrella of Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) but working on new things and a new domain. What…

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Team Foundation Server is released

Its hard to express in a blog the feeling of seeing the Earth shattering product I was working on for about 2 years getting released. Its official now Team Foundation Server has shipped.  However the bang was kind of diluted as the news went out a bit earlier with the posts here and here. Unfortunately we…

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We just got jolted

I’m sure the world already knows, but still there’s nothing wrong in saying it over and over again. The results of the 2006 Jolt award is out and we’ve won in the Development Environment category. Check out Rob Caron’s post on this. If I ever got the chance to go on stage to recieve an award I’d…

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