TfsAlert and Security

After releasing TfsAlert 0.3.0.0 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…

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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…

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TfsAlert 0.3.0.0 Released

Today we have released the initial TfsAlert release 0.3.0.0.   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…

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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…

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TfsAlert hits the streets!!!

So just what is TfsAlert? TfsAlert is a .Net 3.0 smart client which monitors for subscribed TFS notifications and will display a balloon window in the Windows TaskBar Notification Area.  It is built on top of WCF where you can subscribe to any TFS event you feel fit.  It’s initial focus is around Team Build management but will…

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