Connected World

As a consultant you find yourself all over the place.  Today I am headed to downtown Chicago via the good ole train.  It’s roughly a 1:30 minute ride one way.  I normally travel with at least the following: Large cup of Dunkin Donuts ( you know America runs on it ) 1 Verizon phone with…



That blasted VSMDI file.  Well Buck, Tom and crew did it.  They have finally given us the ability to run tests ( albeit all ) found in an assembly regardless of test lists. I am currently integrating this into TfsAlert and will post my findings.


TfsAlert and Security

After releasing TfsAlert I realized I’d failed to mention how security works.  BIG OPPS, Sorry!!!  TfsAlert will not get into the business of managing your user account.  Windows already provides such a facility and I believe leveraging that is just a better more secure choice.  However TfsAlert will maintain knowledge about your TfsUserName.  It does so…


TFS Event Filtering

With today’s release of TfsAlert a question will no doubt get asked; what really is a Filter Expression?  Short answer, an expression to filter events sent from TFS. Long answer. Formally known as Visual Studio Event Filter Language or VSEFL, it feels very much like a SQL expression and/or like WIQL. These filters are added…


TfsAlert Released

Today we have released the initial TfsAlert release   Prerequisites .NET 3.0 is required since this is built on top of WCF. If you’re running this from Vista you will not need to install the .NET 3.0 framework. Installation Notes This version runs under Windows XP. If you would like to run on Vista…


Build Status TFS Policy, Part II

Since my post yesterday I just decided to update the code and also include Buck’s comments.  I even added a simple installer as a bonus since that last post was just useless.  Here is the new version and this time in a zip 😉


Stop, the build is broken!!

  It’s late, your tired and yet somehow you got stuck fixing the build because junior engineer bob just fired off a check-in and took off.  It looks like the build is now broken because junior hasn’t done a get latest in a month.  In the meantime 10 other people check-in and just end up…


.NET House?

Total geek stuff!!! controlthink home control has released an a .NET SDK to control all of your house automation needs.  Yes, my house is now going to get .NETized.


Visual Studio Team System Chat – Wed, Nov 8th

Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for Architects, Developers, Database Pros, and Testers. In addition, discuss what’s new in the latest Community Technology Preview (CTP). Join the chat on Wednesday, November 8th, 2006 from 10:00am – 11:00am Pacific Time….


TfsAlert Source Migrated To CodePlex

This weekend I was hard at work tidying up the TfsAlert source base, fixing Vista breaking changes.  This morning I finally migrated it to CodePlex.  Right now we are actively working on the package for an initial release.  We should have that released later this week. If you download the source there are a few things…