Team Foundation Power Tools for Team Foundation Server 2008 available now!

Earlier today, we released the first version of the TFS Power Tools for TFS 2008! I want to highlight the build notification application.  This tool alerts you when a build is started or completed.  If the build breaks, you’ll know immediately. I posted a preview of the build notification app back in September.  Based on…

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MSBuild Sidekick V2 beta

Eugene Zakhareyev has released a beta of the second version of MSBuild Sidekick.  This version adds some unique features, including visualizing the build targets.  If you’ve ever had to pick up someone else’s msbuild project files, you’ll really appreciate this feature. Here’s a screenshot of the target visualization from Visualization in MSBuild Sidekick v2. You…

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How offline mode works in TFS 2008 version control

Ben Ryan, a developer on the version control team, has written a couple of posts about the offline feature introduced in Team Foundation Server 2008 Version Control.  The first one in particular answers some questions that have come up. When and how does my solution go “offline”? TFS 2008 adds improved support for “offline” scenarios. …

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WiX to be included in the Visual Studio "Rosario" release

Rob Mensching has written a post about the WiX toolset being included with the Rosario release of Visual Studio Team System.  WiX is part of the toolset used to create the installation packages for Visual Studio, as well as being one of the first open source projects ever at Microsoft.  Whereas Visual Studio setup projects…

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Building Ant projects with Team Foundation Build

Martin Woodward has written a post on using Ant within Team Build 2008 and 2005.  He includes an initial release of the binaries and documentation.  This is great for the folks using Java with TFS! Building Ant projects from Team Build With the recent release of Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server we are…

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Web Deployment Projects (WDP) for Visual Studio 2008 CTP

[UPDATE 2/3/08] The final version is now available.  I know a lot of folks have used web deployment projects (WDP) with Team Build.  The WDP release for VS 2005 does not work with 2008.  The web developer team has just released a Community Technology Preview (CTP) of WDP for VS 2008.  Being a CTP, it’s…

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Video on the new features in Team Foundation Build 2008

There’s a great new video on the MSDN web site by Richard Hundhausen that goes over the new features in Team Foundation Build 2008.  It’s one of the featured videos this week.  The video covers the major new features and provides a great introduction to the product. How Do I: Learn the New Features and…

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