The VSTS Resources Map

The amount of VSTS resources  can get very overwhelming.  We have a very strong community with a ton of resources.  Lately I re-found my love for mind maps and decided to create a map around VSTS resources.  I intend to keep growing this map as I come across new items.  If you would like a…


Announcing the Chicago VSTS Users Group

    Join us for the maiden voyage of the Chicago Visual Studio Team System User group! Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System is the best integrated software development platform to build the mission-critical applications that businesses depend on. It extends Visual Studio’s integrated and productive experience from the developer to the entire development team…


Team Foundation Power Tools v1.2 Released

Team Foundation Server is happy to announce the release of version 1.2 of Team Foundation Power Tools (formerly known as Power Toys).  In this release we’ve added 2 new command line tools for the developer and 3 non-command line tools.   This version includes some bug fixes to previous Power Tools, support for Vista, and adds the…

VSTS Case Studies

From time to time I am asked where one can get their hands on case studies around VSTS. You can find all VSTS case studies here: Today we just released two new case studies focused around ROI.


VSTS Books

Ever wonder what VSTS books are out there. Well wonder no more. The list is in no particular order: Professional Team Foundation Server Professional Visual Studio 2005 Team System Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System Working with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System Managing Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System  Pro…


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…


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…