Msscci 1.2 arrived

As Brian writes in his blog we released new version of TFS Msscci Provider. Nice improvements are fixes in the property (displaying local path) and checkin (saving the work items query list between the calls) dialog. We have also changed the provider in order to support Toad. However the biggest change is supporting branched solutions…

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Nicer TFS Msscci in VS2003

Recently I started testing new TFS Msscci Provider. Doing that, I discovered a few Visual Studio settings that I should turn on long time ago. What is a little irritating while working in VS2003+TFS Msscci is that when doing checkout I’m prompted to provide comment. TFS does not have comments for checkouts so it’s ignored…

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Tracing in TFS Msscci provider

Tracing can be enabled in Msscci the same way as in tf.exe or devenv. In the setup directory (the one containing TfsMsscciSvr.exe) you need to create file named TfsMsscciSvr.exe.config. Here is what it should contain: <?xml version=”1.0″?> <configuration>   <runtime>     <gcConcurrent enabled=”true” />     <assemblyBinding xmlns=”urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1″>       <publisherPolicy apply=”yes” />       <probing privatePath=”PrivateAssemblies” />…

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Treediff command line survival guide

I wanted to do it a long time ago, but time has passed and I was forgetting about it over and over again. So finally here are some advices about using the tfpt treediff command line. First of all treediff has noprompt switch, which is not included in the command description. The output is divided…

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TreeDiff has arrived :)

As Brian has written in his blog yestarday, we have released new TFS Power Toys (download site). Of course I’m very proud that TFS Msscci provider started to be supported by CSS, but Msscci is not topic of the post 🙂 One of the new powertoys is TreeDiff, a tool integrated both with tfpt command…

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Msscci 1.1 is coming!!

In just a few days we will release new drop of TFS Msscci Provider (keep the fingers crossed). We added support for two new IDEs and a few cool features. Here are the details: Support for Enterprise Architect 6.1 and PowerBuilder 10.5 Fixed order of parameters passed into external diff tool (it’s the same as in Whidbey…

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Check-in policies with Msscci provider

The question, which is asked quite frequently on DLs and forum is “Does TFS Msscci Provider supports check-in policies?”. The short answer is Yes J. But as usual there are some exceptions to this rule. The Provider will handle all policies in the same way they are handled by our console client. So if policy…

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New version of TFS Msscci provider is coming soon

Brian Harry has announced coming release of the new version of Team Foundation Server Msscci Provider. In this release we have included: support for SQL Server Management Studio and MS Access 2003 (with Source Code Control Add-in) enhanced support for connecting to the server with different credentials advanced options for get command multiple bugfixes The estimated release date…

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Switching between multiple Msscci providers

People who start using TFS Msscci provider, usually want to keep working with the old provider (e.g. SourceSafe). Unfortunately, function to switch between different multiple Msscci providers is feature of the IDE, not of the provider. VB6, VC6 and VS 2003 does not support it, only FoxPro guys are lucky. As the workaround I would…

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Applying for job at MS

Some folks from Poland have asked me about recruitment process and applying for Microsoft. I’ll post it in English because  other people can use those information   you must know English to apply (and to be successful Software Engineer at all) I can tell only about after college recruitment, because this is the one I…

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