Developer Solutions Beta Power Toys for Visual Studio Shipped!

The Developer Solutions team completed our first sprint last friday and quietly shipped our first beta's.  We're going to have some fancier MSDN pages and a Channel9 Video up soon as well.  (We actually filmed our Scrum Sprint review Meeting!) This is hopefully the first batch of what will be regular succesful releases of additions that make  your life as a developer easier.  Here are some more details from the blogs of team members!

MSBee released (Craigs Announcement)

As mentioned in a previous post, MSBee is an addition to MSBuild that allows you to build managed apps in VS 2005 that target .NET 1.1.

Download MSBuild Extras – Toolkit for .NET 1.1 “MSBee” Beta 1

Managed Stack Explorer

MSE is a lightweight tool for monitoring .NET 2.0 processes and stack traces.  Just copy and run.  No installation required.

Download Managed Stack Explorer v1.1

TFS Admin Tool (Joe's Announcement)

For anybody who has used any of the betas or CTPs of Team Foundation Server, you are probably aware of the pain around user administration. Simply put, a TFS administrator must add users (and their appropriate permissions roles) in TFS, Sharepoint, and SQL Reporting Services servers separately to completely setup their TFS installation. This process is time-consuming at best and downright confusing at worst.

I originally blogged about whether or not a tool to solve this pain point was worth pursuing a couple of months ago . From the feedback we received on that blog post, and the MSDN Product Feedback Center suggestion filed for such a tool , we decided to create the tool as a Visual Studio Power Toy.

Download TFS Admin Tool Beta 1

In the months to come you'll also see the source for these tools released as well!  If you have any ideas for our team feel free to comment here or send me mail.