Using tf.exe in PowerShell ISE or other custom environments

Recently a few folks from our and other team tried working with TFS inside PowerShell ISE (http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/scriptfanatic/archive/2008/12/30/windows-powershell-integrated-scripting-environment-ise.aspx).What they discovered is that tf.exe thinks that its output is redirected and switches to noprompt mode. Which means that runningtf.exe checkin will check in the code instead of bringing up UI. Ouch.The problem is that ISE is really…

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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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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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VS2008 shipped

As you perfectly know (for example from Brian’s blog, and probably hundred others), Orcas shipped. I’m extremely proud, because this is the first big MS product, that I was involved from the beginning. Noone denies importance of the Msscci provider, but the weight of Visual Studio is thousand times bigger than this PowerTool :). The…

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