Jim Lamb

Program Manager for Team Foundation Server. This content is provided “AS IS” with no warranties and confers no rights.

Building in Parallel Across Multiple Build Agents with TFS 2010

One of our developers, Patrick Carnahan, has put together a customized build process template that...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 09/14/2010

Windows Workflow vs. MSBuild in TFS 2010

I often hear people asking if Windows Workflow replaces MSBuild in TFS 2010, so I wanted to take a...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 06/09/2010

Turn on Compile-time View Checking for ASP.NET MVC Projects in TFS Build 2010

When you create a View for an ASP.NET MVC web application, you add an .ASPX or .ASCX file that uses...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 04/20/2010

CustomizableOutDir in TFS 2010

Aaron Hallberg had previously blogged about Preserving Output Directory Structures in Orcas Team...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 04/13/2010

Configuring Multiple TFS Build Services on one Machine

In TFS 2010, the Build Service is a Windows Service that is associated with a particular TFS Team...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 04/13/2010

Test Page

This is a test of some source code embedded from Gist How does it look?

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 04/13/2010

Installing just the Server Components of TFS 2010

If you’re developing (or planning to develop) on the Team Foundation API and you want to get the...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 04/06/2010

How to: Implement, package and deploy custom check-in policy for TFS 2010

This How to article walks you through the process of creating, packaging, deploying and applying a...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 03/31/2010

Extending Team Projects and Team Explorer in TFS 2010

In this post, I’m going to walk you through a TFS SDK sample that extends Team Projects and Team...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 02/26/2010

Create a Custom WF Activity to Sync Version and Build Numbers

Updated for TFS 2010 RTM! One of the common requests we hear is to provide a way of automatically...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 02/12/2010

Adding SQL Management Studio to the VS 2010 RC

While it’s very convenient to have SQL 2008 Express installed along with Visual Studio 2010, it’s...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 02/12/2010

Using Windows Search to Index your Source Code

I really like having Windows Search integrated into the Start Menu in Windows. It’s a handy way to...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 01/20/2010

Build Machine Configuration Recommendations for TFS 2010

I've fielded a few questions about what type of machine (hardware, operating system, etc.) works...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 01/14/2010

Build Machine Configuration Recommendations for TFS 2010

I've fielded a few questions about what type of machine (hardware, operating system, etc.) works...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 01/14/2010

How to Build Compact Framework Projects with TFS 2010

If you have a Visual Studio 2008 solution with one or more Compact Framework (also referred to as...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 11/13/2009

Upgrading TFS 2008 Build Definitions to TFS 2010

If you’re a TFS 2008 user who’s thinking about installing TFS 2010 Beta 2, you may be wondering what...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 11/03/2009

What Everybody Ought to Know about the TFS SDK

If you’ve checked out the latest Visual Studio SDK, you may have noticed something relative to the...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 10/29/2009

Enabling Symbol and Source Server Support in TFS Build 2010

One of the really nice new features in TFS Build 2010 is support for symbol and source server. While...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 06/15/2009

Building a simple web site with VSTS/TFS 2008

I’ve been working on a web site for a local non-profit as an opportunity to spend more time with...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 04/16/2009

Resources for Building ASP.net Applications with VSTS/TFS

I often hear that our customers hit challenges when developing ASP.net applications with VSTS and...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 02/12/2009

Improving Build Performance in TFS 2008

There are a number of things you can do to improve build performance in TFS 2008: Reduce the scope...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 02/10/2009

Coming soon – Gated Check-in

This is the first in a series of planned blog posts on new features coming in Team Foundation Build...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 01/23/2009

Prettify Stylesheet

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Author: Jim Lamb Date: 01/16/2009

Prettify JavaScript

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Author: Jim Lamb Date: 01/16/2009

Team System Feeds

Aggregated RSS feeds for Team System bloggers. TeamSystem.opml

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 01/14/2009

Building “Classic ASP” applications with TFS 2008

As far as VS 2005 or VS 2008 are concerned, “Classic ASP” applications are just text files. You can...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 01/13/2009

TFS 2008 – HP Quality Center Connector December Pre-release

This post is now obsolete For more information, please see Team Foundation Server Migration and...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 01/06/2009

Integrating Dependencies into Team Build 2010

I was just reading Brad Butt's Suggestions for Microsoft, Part 1 and I thought I'd take the...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 11/03/2008

BizTalk Server and Team Build

We’ve been talking with the BizTalk Server team about supporting MSBuild (and, transitively, Team...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 09/29/2008

Project System Compatibility with Team Build

There are a number of projects that you can create and build in Visual Studio that are not supported...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 09/29/2008

SQL Server Integration Services and Team Build

I recently came across a helpful post on Jim Morris' IDeveloper blog. He describes how to get your...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 07/29/2008

Best Practices for Shared Virtual Machines

I was working with a shared VPC the other day and I thought I'd share some of my thoughts on how to...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 07/18/2008

Microsoft is Hiring in Raleigh!

I was on SourceForge today and spotted this ad: It's nice to see the Raleigh site called out in a...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 03/29/2008

New Team System add-in for SnagIt

I've been a fan of TechSmith's Camtasia product for a long time so I thought I'd mention another...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 09/27/2007

Team Build Monitor – Vista Sidebar Gadget

I've created a sidebar gadget for Windows Vista that lets you monitor a set of build definitions....

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 06/22/2007

Building Visual Studio Setup Projects with Team Build

We get this question often enough that I thought I would post the answer. In the future, I'll be...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 06/21/2007

Hosted TFS Pilot Program

Updated: Listing of Hosted TFS Providers After coming across a question regarding hosted TFS on...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 05/30/2007

Build Notification Applet

Admittedly, our inclusion of continuous integration (build queuing, triggers and drop management)...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 05/15/2007

Continuous Integration

Those of you who have bitten the proverbial bullet and installed Beta 1 of Team Foundation Server...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 05/15/2007

VSIP Developer Conference

I presented at the May 2007 VSIP Developer Conference last week in Redmond on extensibility...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 05/15/2007

5-things

Since Aaron tagged me, here are five things you probably didn't know about me: I started programming...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 01/12/2007

Microsoft Corporation Technical Documentation License Agreement (Standard)

READ THIS! THIS IS A LEGAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN MICROSOFT CORPORATION ("MICROSOFT") AND THE RECIPIENT...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 07/28/2006

New Responsibilities

It’s been a while since I last posted, so I apologize for “going dark” to use the...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 06/07/2006

Team Foundation Server FAQ

I've compiled a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the many aspects of Visual...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 02/24/2006

Team Foundation Server FAQ

This is where I’ll be compiling frequently asked questions (FAQs) regarding the many aspects of...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 02/22/2006

Re-thinking Presentations

Since joining Microsoft seven weeks ago, I've seen more PowerPoint presentations than I had seen in...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 02/09/2006

Scheduling Tips for Microsoftees outside of Redmond

While it's great to be able to live in an area like Raleigh-Durham and work for Microsoft, it does...

Author: Jim Lamb Date: 02/07/2006