Copying a TFS Build Definition

I found myself in a situation recently where I needed the ability to copy a build definition in TFS on a fairly consistent basis.  While this is a feature that has been requested before, unfortunately it hasn’t yet made it into the product.  So I thought I would see if I could create a Visual…

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Task Parallelism in .NET 4.0 (a practical example)

I recently needed to develop some code that would read diagnostic information from a group of servers for a production application.  This included reading a count of event log entries, reading performance counter values and also performing database queries to retrieve exception log information for the application.  The idea was to provide a high level…

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A UI Wrapper for TFS Rollback Using a Visual Studio Package

 I’ve been using Team Foundation Server since the initial release of TFS 2005.  TFS provides a great set of tools that make the process of Application Lifecycle Management much easier.  However, one piece of functionality that was initially non-existent and still cumbersome to use at best is the process of rolling back a changeset in…

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Creating a Custom Base Page for Windows Phone 7

When I first starting creating applications for Windows Phone 7, I noticed there was certain functionality that I was duplicating across my pages.  Just like I do with ASP.Net applications, my immediate thought was to create a custom base page, derived from PhoneApplicationPage, that all my pages would then inherit from.  Being fairly new to…

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JavaScript Lint Check-In Policy for TFS

Most web applications contain custom Javascript files to perform any number of tasks within the browser in order to provide an improved experience for the end user.  Of course, our Javascript source files are just as prone to syntax errors as the code we write in C# of VB.Net.  There are various tools, such as…

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