CodePlex Videos on Port 25

Interested in CodePlex? Subscribe to the CodePlex tag on Port 25. As of the date of this post there are two interviews (Sara Ford’s and mine with timeline thanks to Sara) along with a blog post by Bryan Kirchner in which he discusses “two of the most important studies of the motivations of open source developers”. I expect there…


Is there a tag for this event?

A few minutes ago, I turned to Dave Bost, MS developer evangelist in the Midwest region, and asked, “Is there a tag for this event?” Dave replied, “I’ve heard a lot of geeky things, this week. That’s just another one to add to the list. MTS06,” he concluded knowingly. I’ve been sitting in on MTS06 (Microsoft…


Released: Visual Studio .NET SCC Plugin for gotdotnet Workspaces

As Peter Bromberg notes, we recently released an updated source control plug-in* for gotdotnet Workspaces that enables you to work on projects stored in gotdotnet (check in, check out, and other source control operations) from the comfort of your very own VS.NET 2005 (or 2003) IDE. [Peter Bromberg] “Kudos to GotDotNet Team: VS.NET SCC Workspaces Provider and FIX for…


Enumerating the # and names of files in a VSS folder

A customer asked me this question via email today. Unable to remember how to do this (I’ve been off VSS for over a year), I pinged one of the VSS team’s awesome developers, Alin, who promptly responded with this gem: “You can use VSS Automation to find out the number of files in a folder…


gotdotnet CodeGallery has left the station

I am proud to announce the public release of CodeGallery, the newest member of the gotdotnet family. is the community website where professional Windows and .NET developers from around the world can contribute and consume code samples, snippets, scripts, and developer tools, as well as participate in ad hoc collaborative development projects with friends and…


New SourceSafe Utility: DATAWIZ

Here’s a little internal Microsoft dirt: I’m the person behind the scenes who reviews and approves or rejects all gotdotnet User Samples submissions. For the record, this will not always be my job (things change) but for now, I actually look forward to completing at least one routine and manual task a day. Sure, I’ve considered…


TechEd Europe: Dev 466 Team Foundation Source Control

I’m blogging to you live from the RAI Congrescentrum in Amsterdam, Netherlands where Ashwin Karuhatty and Brian Randall are introducing European developers and IT professionals to Visual Studio Team Foundation version control (or source control, if you prefer). The excitement around this product is huge, palpable, (I’ve been pinch hitting for VSTS booth crew this week) and honestly, quite…


A New VSS Web Interface

This looks interesting: “SSWI is a Microsoft Visual Source Safe web interface that allows you to use all of Visual Source Safe’s features from Internet Explorer anywhere in the world. No client side installations required, simply point your browser at your SSWI server and you’re done.”


‘Change Source Control’ Menu Disappears in Visual Studio

A reader recently emailed me the following issue/question: “I recently installed the VS 2005 December CTP on a machine that also has VS 2003 installed. I uninstalled the CTP today and now my VS2003 ‘change source control’ menu choice (from the file menu) has disappeared. How do I get it back.” I’ve heard about this…


Source Control, GotDotNet, VS.NET, and Dream Job #3

Tone Engel reports that, “Joined the FlexWiki GotDotNet group last night for source code access which is provided through a custom source code control provider that integrates with Visual Studio.”* I am an avid FlexWiki and GotDotNet user/contributor and just recently joined the GotDotNet development team here at Microsoft. Prior to joining my new team last week, I worked on the…