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In the closing keynote at TechEd Africa 2011, Clifford de Wit (Microsoft South Africa) made improvements on his previous years attempt to geekily give away a prize, but unfortunately still got it wrong… here’s why. At Teched 2010 Clifford gave away an amazing prize of a wheel barrow full of tech goodies – if my memory serves me right, it included a laptop, xbox, kinect as well as a whole bunch of other fun stuff – a geeks delight. Unfortunately he was given some flack on how he decided to pick the ...
Download is at http://stylecop.codeplex.co... This is still an "Alpha" release: "Exactly the same rules as 4.5 but built for compatibility wit JetBrains R#6. Current alpha Status Installer working Inline analysis working and underlining the stylecop issues found as you type Context menus working BulbItems working Many QuickFixes from bulbitems working Code cleanup working now Options pane working now" I will try it and report. Passionate aboutOutstanding productivity tool for ASP.NET ...

I recently discovered this post which shows how you can programmatically update queries in TFS, which is great for…

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Any ramblings and blog posts associated with the UNISA COS 2144 tag should be considered study notes for my lectures... Section Outline Widget Categories QMainWindow & QSettings Dialogs Images and Resources Layout of Widgets QActions, QMenus, and QMenuBars QActions, QToolbars, and QActionGroups Regions and QDockWidgets Questions for this Section List six things that QWidgets have in common How can you save and later restore the size, position, and arrangements of widgets for a GUI app? Why would ...
Allow myself to explain... myself. My name is Paul Johnson, and I'm a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I work for Sparkhound, Inc., a local IT firm who does great things with great people. I've tried blogging through the years only to find it boring, and I really didn't have that much to say. However, in my travels, I have learned 3 things: There is no shortage of things to learn, It's easy to get behind, and It's hard to catch up. This blog is more of an exercise (possibly in futility) to keep ...
Lately I’ve been doing some tests on migrating our TFS 2008 installation to TFS 2010, coupled with a machine and domain change. One particular topic that was tricky is user accounts. We installed first a new machine with TFS 2010 and then migrated the projects in the old server. The work items were migrated with the projects. Great, but if I try to edit one of the old work items I cannot save it anymore because some fields contain old user names (ex. OLDDOMAIN\user) which are not known in the new ...
In this Issue: Andy Beaulieu(-2-, -3-), Alex Golesh, Damian Schenkelman, Adam Kinney(-2-), Jeremy Likness, Laurent Bugnion, and John Papa. Shoutouts: Adam Kinney has a good summary up of where to go for all the tools and toys: Install checklist for Silverlight 4 RC, Blend 4 Beta and Windows Phone Developer tools from MIX10 ... tons of links Laurent Bugnion had a few announcements at MIX10: MVVM Light V3 released at #MIX10, and he followed that with What’s new in MVVM Light V3 ... now for Windows ...
*Moved to: When should I use Areas in TFS instead of Team Projects in Team Foundation Server 2010Well, it depends…. If you are a small company that creates a finite number of internal projects then you will find it easier to create a single project for each of your products and have TFS do the heavy lifting with reporting, SharePoint sites and Version Control.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Deploying Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 2 - DoneWell, nothing like hitting the ground running, my first job at SSW was to join the TFS Migration Team, it was a fun experience, let me tell you how it went. Update #1 20th January 2010: Have a look at our Rules to better TFS2010 Migration Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is available Now!Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2 is now available on MSDN for download! Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: A perfect match TFS and DLR I have always been annoyed with the mechanics of the Team Foundation Server check-in policies. I understand the limitations, but having to have a specific policy installed on every developers computer before you can use it is slightly ridicules and practically unmanageable. Why is there not a way to have a single installation that allows you to select any policy you want and have it execute in the desired manor on every client, including web clients? I think ...
*Moved to: Log Elmah errors in Team Foundation ServerI am not sure if this is a good idea, but I was bored one day and decided to add a TFS Error Log provider for Elmah. There are 2 ways you can do this. You can create a new WorkItem type and log an error report for each of the errors or you can create one work item for each error type/title. To do this you can create a title that is the combination of error message and application name and then search TFS for an existing work item. If it exists ...
*Moved to: List all files changed under an IterationI was asked by a colleague to provide a list of all files that were changed under a particular iteration. Rather than delving into the data, I made a couple of API calls to TFS to output a text file with the list. This is probably not the most efficient method and it is hard coded, but it does output the goods:Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
You’ll probably figure out who I am pretty quickly from comments, sarcasm, wit (hopefully), pi$$ing and moaning, etc. I asked the GWB crew if I could get a second blog so that I could vent about things without it being aggregated everywhere. So that means this might not get read and that’s ok too… the catharsis of writing the words helps get rid of some of the ‘Grump’ :) As always, anything said here has zero reflection on anyone, anything, any organization, whatever. Take it as it is, read it or ...
I had quite the eye-opening series of discussions at a recent conference about how women are treated in our industry. Discussions ranged from how geek guys overstep boundaries to what levels of modesty women in tech should exude. The discussion of women in technology has been ongoing for many years. Major conferences host WIT (Women in Technology) shindigs where people get together to build Lego together and burn bras (oddly enough, I’m only kidding about the bra burning…still don’t get the Lego ...
Introduction After a short sojourn with the Visual Studio 2010 Beta, I’m back with the next part. Pop quiz – can you run Visual Studio Team Foundation and Visual Studio Professional without Team Suite? Well some wit told a client you could not – so I spent some of the Bank Holiday proving otherwise – Another article there on setting it up, but in general it was incredibly easy for a server app! Anyway I digress back to the subject at hand – hosting a Silverlight Application in an Azure Application. ...
*Moved to: Visual Studio Team System 2010 Beta 1 ShipsVisual Studio 2010 Team Suit Beta 1 and Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server Beta 1 will be available to download from MSDN today at 5pm (GMT) and to the general public on Wednesday. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
By and large the literature of a democracy will never exhibit the order, regularity, skill, and art characteristic of aristocratic literature; formal qualities will be neglected or actually despised. The style will often be strange, incorrect, overburdened, and loose, and almost always strong and bold. Writers will be more anxious to work quickly than to perfect details. Short works will be commoner than long books, wit than erudition, imagination than depth. There will be a rude and untutored vigor ...
*Moved to: Live FrameworkI have been getting very interested in the new Azure Services Platform and how I can use it to facilitate WPF development. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: TFS Event Handler v1.3 releasedUpdated and improved for Team System 2008. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: TFS Event Handler v1.1 releasedUpdated and improved for Team System 2008. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
The basis for much growth in science has been the sharing of ideas. Ideas get passed around, question, examined, peer reviewed and eventually built on. This system has worked for centuries, taking man from the discovery of fire - to the moon and back. Computer software is much the same. Ideas thought up, built on and improved - this has taken computing from machines requiring a legion of white clad acolytes and air conditioned offices to something I can slip into my shirt pocket, read emails, send ...
*Moved to: Least opportune time. Here I am slogging my guts out, trying to get TFS Sticky Buddy v2.0 out the door and bang goes the TFS server :(Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Composite WPF and Merged DictionariesIf, like me, you like to have changeable resource files in your application. Wither it is for changing the Theme, or interchanging templates you will need to take special care when using the libraries.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: TFS Sticky Buddy 2.0 development started…Lets just say that it will be a while in development. I am trying to implement the Composite Application blocks for WPF from Microsoft in an attempt to make the application more modular. I will be updating and releasing under the v2.0 CTP version and I have uploaded the installation files. This is a ClickOnce application, so you will always have the latest version of the CTP. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: TFS Sticky Buddy v2.0I will be working on some new features to the Sticky Buddy application. Improvements in the interface, along with a more modular structure and more diagram offering are in the mix. I have been working on some of the enhancements and their implementation in my other lesser known project TFS Heat ITSM… Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: TFS Sticky Buddy UpdateThe Sticky Buddy has been updated to fix the following problems: Votes ID Title 2 2598 Application has stopped responding" when Logging into CodePlex and a Domain is not entered in the UserName field 1 2630 Handle large number of work items in the node display This means that if you run TFS Sticky Buddy from now you should get v1.6.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Calling an object method in a data triggerCalling a method on an instance of an object in WPF is not as easy to figure out, but with the help of this Internet thing I managed it. Say you have a DataTemplate that renders a WorkItemType as a button that is selectable:Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Hosted Sticky BuddyI now have a nice hosted version of the TFS Sticky Buddy that is fairly fast and deploys using ClickOnce, but you do need to make sure that you already have .NET 3.5 and Team Explorer 2008 installed first… Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: RDdotNETWell I finally got of by behind and set up a site for RDdotNET, its not special or clever, but it does let me host ClickOnce Applications like the TFS Sticky Buddy and give a single portal to my other tools. I only have TFS Sticky Buddy and TFS Event Handler up at the moment, but I will expand on that. Eventually all my bits and bobs will be up there with my blog over here.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: TFS Event Handler UpdateThe TFS Event Handler project on CodePlex has been updated today to take care of a number of bugs that were introduced in the last update. These have all been fixed and we are currently dogfooding with the new release. The Event Handlers have also been updated to take care of some issues that we found when using them in anger... Download the latest working release here Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Linked in VSTS GroupIf you are a developer who customises or extends Visual Studio Team System then this LinkedIn group is for you... VSTS DeveloperRead more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Vote for your featureI am currently taking votes for which features will make it into the next version of the TFS Sticky Buddy (v1.1 CTP 1), which will move towards v2.0. The current list of features is slim, but specific. Features (11 Votes) Click an item to submit your vote...Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: TFS Sticky Buddy v1.0This is the first full release of the TFS Sticky Buddy application written in VB.NET 9 and WPF with Visual Studio 2008 Team Suit. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: End of another Sticky week...As you have probably noticed I have been soldiering on with the TFS Sticky Buddy project, and I though I would share. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: TFS Stick Buddy v0.4.0 CTP2 releasedAll to soon and it is that time again...I have been developing, hell bent on getting a working sticky buddy online, and here it is... Download TFS Stick Buddy v0.4.0 CTP2 Now...Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: TFS Sticky Buddy v0.3.1 CTP1 There is a Community Technology Preview release of the Team Foundation Server Sticky Buddy digital dashboard project that is built using Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF). I have used the source code from the Family.Show project to create functionality and a look that is appealing. You can download it from the Codeplex site and you can raise bugs with the issue tracker...Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: Creating a better TFS Sticky Buddy (Core) Over the last week I have been looking at the source for the Family.Show application from Vertigo. I needed to look at methods of presentation of hierarchical information graphically using WPF and I saw this as a good representation of that sort of data. So I se about not only converting it to VB.NET but adding generics to the mix. The first part of the application is the core objects that represent the data and allow interaction in a way that ...
*Moved to: Developer joins TFS Sticky Buddy project I was pleasantly surprised to see a lot of interest in the Sticky Buddy project. I was particularly exited when Siddharth Bhatia contacted me, but disappointed that he could not get the proof of concept versions to work. Well, hopefully that is about to change with the addition of Eric Willeke to the development team. if you have been following the project you will see that he has been a avid tester from the beginning and I would like to welcome ...

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*Moved to: TFS Sticky Buddy POC (WinForms) releaseYou can now Download the TFS Sticky Buddy windows forms proof of concept demo from the Codeplex site. This is a proof of concept release of the Team Foundation Server Sticky Buddy digital dashboard project that is built using Windows Forms. This version has layout issues, but is provided as is for demonstration use. The extent of the layout issues will depend on your Area and Iteration layout within the selected project. The source code is provided ...
*Moved to: TFS Sticky Buddy layout fun... I had a lot of fun trying to lay out my TFS Sticky Buddy project using Windows Forms, and eventually decided that it was way to fiddle doing it in a Forms based application. It was not just that tables and panels don't work as I expected, but that there were way to many bits that were more difficult than they should be. This is mostly down to my inexperience and down right ineptitude with graphics and UI's, but it still should not be this hard. I know that ...
*Moved to: TFS Sticky Buddy Codeplex projectI hade been looking with envy at the digital whiteboard experiment, and with dismay at the lack of open source for the project. So... I will be creating a version of the Sticky Buddy idea that will run off Team Foundation Server and allow teams to display information on the status of their development on one or many projects. Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: New Event HandlersI have added an extra event handler to the TFS Event Handler (Prototype), and this makes two. Assigned To HandlerRead more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: TFS Event Handler (Prototype) RefreshI found a couple of bugs in the TFS Event Handler Prototype release. As I am still supporting this release (many people use it in production) I have fixed the bugs and uploaded new installers. The config files have not changed, so you should make a copy of your config file before you uninstall the application. Then reinstall it and copy the config files back and you will be sorted. I have this version working on a server and sending emails with the ...
*Moved to: TFS Event Handler CTP 2 ReleasedI have just uploaded CTP 2 of the TFS Event Handler.This is a fully functional version of the application and I will be releasing documentation for this in due course, but all configuration of team servers and events is handled through the TFS Event Handler Explorer, but all Event Handlers are setup manually. I have attached two executables: Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
*Moved to: TFS Event Handler CTP1 ReleasedI have just released a new version of the TFS Event Handler. This is a really rough version and you should not be used in a production environment. Event handler system will work in this version, but a manual config is required, and the user interface is a bit flaky. Also all errors that occur in an individual handlers are ignored.Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...
As a follow-up to the TFS Work Item Tracking presentation I gave last night at IndyTFS, I want to provide some tips for getting started with editing work item types in TFS. First and foremost, make sure you have downloaded and installed the latest Team Foundation Power Tools. The Process Template Editor is included in that tool set. The downloads and instructions for TFS 2005 are slightly different from those of TFS 2008. So I'll cover those separately below. Version 2005 To download and install ...
*Moved to: TFS Event Handler RevisitedAs I now have a TFS server in the office and we have Go-Live on 1st February I will be revisiting the TFS Event Handler prototype. I think there is too much work in the main code to get it working, but I should be able to rework the Prototype for Visual Studio 2008 and Team Foundation Server 2008. Hopefully this will not be much work...Read more...Follow my new blog on http://blog.hinshelwood.com ...