Two new small features in Orcas

Hi: Recently one of our developers blogged about two new Orcas features that look to alleviate some pain for those customers who have multiple mappings per workspace (50 or more) – we being one of them. The features are Mappings under Cloaks and One Level Mappings. Their benefits are twofold: 1.       Make management of workspace…

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New Versions of TFS MSSCCI Provider and Attrice Sideckick released

If I look back at this month there has been a lot of activity in TFS.  We released SP1, we got a lot of traction in the forums and I have been meeting with customer’s almost nonstop. Now there are more releases to announce- I love this! TFS MSSCCI Provider 1.2– you can download it…

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Deleted Team Project still visible in SCE

I have gotten a number of requests on hiding a visible but deleted Team Project from SCE. The usual scenario is as follow: o    Team creates a dummy team project in the pilot phase of Team Foundation Server o    Team moves on from that pilot phase and creates a new team project were a project…

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Check-in Policies Pack Update

Hi, I just wanted to give you guys an update on our check-in policies pack.  After a lot of feedback we decided to do a small release-out of band- of new check in policies. The pack will hopefully contain four policies and we will also distribute the source code so you can use it as…

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Program Management Learning’s- Managing your email

The other day Jim Lamb, Program Manager for Team Build, sent a link to our PM group about a series of posts that talked about managing your inbox with the goal of keeping it at “zero”.  In the email he told us it was “seriously worth a read’ and after going through the content I…

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The logic and reason behind error message TF14087

Today I want to talk about an error message that some of you might have encountered which generates a lot of confusion with our users (clearly this is our fault since error messages are supposed to help and not make you run and call product support). Even I must admit that when first seeing the…

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Subscribing to TFS notifications without implementing a client Web Service

First, I want to say thanks to all of you who responded and provided feedback about the check-in policy pack (see previous blog post). We got a great amount of feedback- both here and by email- and we will continue the march forward with the idea of releasing a pack in the near future.  Once…

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Check-In Policies Pack Feedback Request

I have decided to skip the post about merge and deleted items for today in order to get some feedback from you on Check-in Policies. Currently, we are thinking of releasing a check-in policy pack out of band that includes some very commonly used policies, an example being “Check-in comment field cannot be empty”.  …

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FileName Collision Conflict that won’t resolve through the UI- Part 2 of 2

Hi guys:   Sorry it took so long to get this fourth blog in but we had a lot to do these past weeks so I had to cut back a bit.  Without delay let’s return to the previous post and get set to handle case B: “The new a.txt is really another file and I need…

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FileName Collision Conflict that won’t resolve through the UI- Part 1 of 2

I recently had to work with a customer to get them past a problem they encountered after performing a merge operation.  The interesting part is that the issue was not necessarily in merge but rather when attempting to check-in; which shed some light on how good we need to be end-to-end sfor the customer to…

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