Why am I not seeing the Icon Overlays in Shell Extensions TFS Power tools ?

This issue have been reported multiple times and I just wanted to get why it is happening out there: Windows allows a maximum of 15 icon overlays in the system even Windows 7 (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/oldnewthing/archive/2009/12/09/9934348.aspx for more information on that and why) So basically the shell respects the first 15 icon overlays in the system (sorted…

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Displaying all branch hierarchies in TFS 2010

If you are utilizing the new TFS 2010 branch folder feature you can easily list the branch hierarchy in source control using the code below: 1: using System; 2: using Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Client; 3: using Microsoft.TeamFoundation.VersionControl.Client; 4:  5: namespace DisplayAllBranches 6: { 7: class Program 8: { 9: static void Main(string[] args) 10: { 11: string serverName…

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Team Foundation Server Architectural Overview

I have been asked to give a quick overview of how TFS internally works to one of my colleagues here and I figured out that my drawings can be used to explain the architecture to our users as well so I scanned them and put them together in the embedding presentation below (I also get…

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Where does Team Members power tool get the Users list from ?

Basically, the team members power tool displays the list of users in the “[TEAMPROJECT]\Contributors” group of your team project recursively. To customize which group is the one to be displayed you can right click on the team project –> Team Project Settings –> Team Members and select the group you want to get displayed in…

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Q&A About TFS Version Control

In my last post about Visualizing Change using TFS 2010 I mentions that I am going to post some answers about different questions I usually get asked by other software engineers when I mention that I work for the TFS team. In this post I will list the most commonly asked questions and answers: Q:…

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Presenting “Visualizing Change Using TFS 2010” @ the Raleigh Code Camp (RDUCC)

Last week I had the honor to present a subset of the features we developed for version control in TFS 2010 at RDUCC. In this presentation I introduced the audience to branches and what advantages we get by defining a branching model and adhering to it. I then used 2 common problematic scenarios that usually…

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