Incrementing the Assembly Version for Each Build in TFS 2010

Update (2010-12-03) If you are using gated check-ins, be sure to also read my follow-up post: Bypassing a Gated Check-in in TFS 2010http://blogs.msdn.com/b/jjameson/archive/2010/12/03/bypassing-a-gated-check-in-in-tfs-2010.aspx Earlier this year, I wrote a post that explains the process I use for incrementing the assembly version with each build in Team Foundation Server. However, the process was originally developed for…

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Create a Custom "Builds" List on Your TFS Project Portal (a.k.a. SharePoint Team Site)

One of “tweaks” that I commonly make to the SharePoint team site created for each project in Team Foundation Server is to create a custom list to track the important builds for the project (typically corresponding to each milestone or iteration). There’s really nothing special about the list. It’s just a custom list (named Builds)…

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Avoid Issues with Caching by Using "Theme Versions"

In a previous post discussing Web standards design, I mentioned how I like to use “Theme” folders to organize CSS files and related images that define a specific look-and-feel for a site. For example, suppose we are tasked with building the Internet site for Fabrikam Technologies and we are leveraging SharePoint Server (2007 or 2010…

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Always Enable Disk-Based Caching in SharePoint Server 2010

In March, 2009, I wrote a post that explains why I always recommend enabling disk-based caching in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. This morning a Microsoft PFE (Premier Field Engineer) reached out to me after he came across my blog post while investigating some issues at a customer site. He said that he was…

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