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Jakob Ehn Visual Studio ALM MVP Visual Studio 2012
Inmeta Visual Studio Extension Gallery – version 2.0
This year at the second MVP summit I presented a new solution for hosting a private extension gallery. Since then I have finished up the code and put it up on the CodePlex site so you can use it as you want to. In this blog post I will walk through the background and how you deploy and use the solution. Note: The sourcecode is available at http://inmetavsgallery.code... as a new 2.0 release. I have branched the original source code so that it is still available. Background Little more than ......

Posted On Thursday, December 26, 2013 10:37 PM

New Book: Pro Team Foundation Service
The last couple of months I have been working together with Mathias Olausson, Mattias Sköld and Joachim Rossberg on a new book project for Apress that has just been published. The book is called Pro Team Foundation Service and covers all aspects of working with Team Foundation Service, Microsoft's hosted version of Team Foundation Server in the cloud. I have mainly worked on the chapter related to automated build and continuous deployment, but also with some of the other chapters. It has been a quite ......

Posted On Monday, May 20, 2013 11:27 PM

Extending Team Explorer 2012 – Associating Recent Work Items
Extension available at: http://visualstudiogallery.... I have been playing around a bit lately with extending Team Explorer 2012, mostly because it is fun but also to fix a little nagging feature that should have been there from the beginning. Often I (and a lot of other people) find myself wanting to associate several consecutive changesets to the same work item. The problem is that Team Explorer does not remember this, instead I have to either ......

Posted On Thursday, May 16, 2013 6:29 PM

TFS Build: Running Static Code Analysis for Specific Configuration
Running Static Code Analysis (SCA) is something that you should be doing regularly to verify your code base against a large set of rules that will check your code for potential problems and how it comply with standard patterns such as naming conventions for example. Microsoft include several different rule sets that you can use for starters, but you can build your own rule sets as well, that contain the rule that you want to use, In addition, you can write your own custom rules and add these to your ......

Posted On Sunday, January 20, 2013 9:54 PM

Book “Team Foundation Server 2012 Starter” published!
During the summer and fall this year, me and my colleague Terje Sandstrøm has worked together on a book project that has now finally hit the stores! The title of the book is Team Foundation Server 2012 Starter and is published by Packt Publishing. You can find it at or from Amazon The book is part of a concept that Packt have with starter-books, intended for people new to Team Foundation Server 2012 ......

Posted On Thursday, November 29, 2012 9:33 AM

Using Private Extension Galleries in Visual Studio 2012
Updated January 13th 2013: Added note about ASP.NET MVC 4.0 prerequirement Note: The installer and the complete source code is available over at CodePlex at the following location: http://inmetavsgallery.code... Extensions and addins are everywhere in the Visual Studio ALM ecosystem! Microsoft releases new cool features in the form of extensions and the list of 3rd party extensions that plug into Visual Studio just keeps growing. One of the nice things about the VSIX extensions is how they are ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 7, 2012 8:47 PM

TFS Build: Dependency Replication using Community TFS Build Extensions
I have posted before on how to implement dependency replication using TFS Build, once for TFS 2008 using MSBuild and then for TFS 2010 using Windows Workflow. The last post was not complete (I could not post all implementation details back then for various reasons), so I decided that I should post a new solution for this, but this time using the Community TFS Build Extensions library. If it is a good idea to store your dependencies in source control or not is a question that is well debated. I’m ......

Posted On Sunday, July 15, 2012 11:51 PM

Deploying SSDT Projects with TFS Build
As many of you probably have noticed by now, Visual Studio Database Projects are not supported in the next version of Visual Studio (currently named Visual Studio 11 Beta). When you open a solution containing a VSDB project, VS11 wants to convert it to a SQL Server Developer Tools project instead. This project type ships with SQL Server and has a feature set that covers most of the functionality of the VSDB project, plus some new features, such a support for SQL 2012 and SQL Azure. A feature comparison ......

Posted On Wednesday, April 25, 2012 9:29 PM

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