List of bugs fixed in SourceSafe 2005 GDR

I’m a big fan of the work Brian Harry has done to make our processes more transparent.  Nevertheless, to badly misquote one of my other bosses, “transparency for the sake of transparency is soo 2006.”  I chuckled again writing this, because there’s a grain of truth there: telling you I produced 4 widgets per furlong yesterday…

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Outlook macro for work item and changeset hyperlinks — updated for 2007

When I upgraded to OL2007, Buck’s great little macros stopped working.  Today, I finally got the guts to ask the Outlook guys what they broke improved.  The answer was simple enough.  I’ll let the code do the talking: Sub LinkToWorkItem() Set oDoc = ActiveInspector.WordEditor Set oWord = oDoc.Application Set oSelection = oWord.Selection ” Convert the…

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SourceSafe 2005 GDR first release around the corner

We finally have a name.  Last time I blogged about the future of SourceSafe, I had to constantly refer to “the next servicing release.”  No more.  That next release will officially be a “GDR” — and it’s coming sooner than you think. Some brief history on Developer Division nomenclature.  Hotfixes are one-off solutions to a specific problem: they…

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Intro to Solution Binding in TFS, plus bonus FAQ

Solution Explorer isn’t working the way I expect.  How do I fix it?  In TFS, the answer is usually quite simple, because TFS uses workspaces to do most of the dirty work.  So if you’re familiar with our workspace model, a quick behind-the-scenes tour of solution binding should equip you to solve most problems yourself.  (If…

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UI Bug: resolving multiple merge conflicts

Resolving merge conflicts is hard enough already.  Which branch is “target,” again?  Unfortunately there’s a bug in v1 that makes it even harder.  If you select multiple conflicts in the main Resolve dialog… …then you get this abomination: Yikes!  Allow me to translate. Command line / client API “Resolve version conflict” dialog “Resolve selected conflicts”…

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