Resolve improvements in next version of TFS

As Brian said long time ago in his blog (http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2008/02/01/a-new-spec-on-conflict-resolution-is-available.aspx), and Mario described in the spec (http://download.microsoft.com/download/e/0/e/e0ed04ec-bf14-4dd6-b5ad-22094b128498/Resolve-Improvements.xps) we are actively working on improving resolving version control conflicts in new version of TFS. The biggest highlights are already described in those posts/blogs (like non modal experience). What I’d like to do is to list a few small,…

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Msscci 2008 with MS Access 2007

I have played a little with MS Access 2007, verifying that it’s working with TFS Msscci 2008. In order to get SCC integration, you need to install Access Developer Extension – a add-in that allows Access to use any Msscci provider (and a few other goodies). Access does not allow you to change SCC provider,…

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Msscci with RoboHelp

Yet another tool that should be working with TFS Msscci Provider is RoboHelp. The reported problem is “Server Busy” error message display over Msscci dialog. The solution for this (until release of the new provider) is to create registry file (robofix.reg) with the following content: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Team Foundation Server MSSCCI Provider\Settings\RoboHelp][HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Team…

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New features in next release of TF

Brian published a few screen shots of tools that we are working on right now for the next major release of TFS (not SP1). The Branch Visualization (Scenario 2 and 3) are amazing but right now my personal favorite is improved history (Scenario 1). While working on my feature I was doing some forward merges…

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Early Rosario feedback

I just read Brian’s post (over month after the fact :() about Rosario specs – http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2007/11/30/vsts-codename-rosario-specifications-begin-to-arrive.aspx It’s a great way to influence product that is being written right now (literally 🙂 ). If you are interested in changes we do to: History dialog Add to source control Labeling please read the specs (http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/teamsystem/bb936702.aspx) and comment…

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Small Orcas Improvements – part 2

“Check-in does not check-in”. One of the most feared complains from the users. We all check-in files every day (or not, when gauntlet is in use ;)) and everything works fine.But customers are always right (vide Get Latest on Checkout)! So one theory explaining this phenomena say that user encounters conflicts doing check-in.He resolves the…

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TFS Msscci Provider 2.0

Just before Holiday Season we released new version of TFS Msscci Provider – http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=FAEB7636-644E-451A-90D4-7947217DA0E7&displaylang=en. Of course the biggest demand was to allow provider to work with the Orcas Object Model. This means, that if you install Orcas in your organization, you can use it with your VS2003/VB6/FoxPro tools as well, you don’t need to install…

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Small Orcas Improvements – part 1

After Orcas shipped, many people blogged about new big features that were included there (http://blogs.msdn.com/jeffbe/archive/2007/11/19/visual-studio-team-system-2008-ships.aspx). However, there are also many small improvements, transparent at first to the user, but still allowing him to save time and avoid confusion.This blog post (and at leat one more) is dedicated to those invisible heroes of our day-to-day life…

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