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Moving On (The Minnesota Goodbye avoided)

After nearly 10 years at Microsoft I've decided that it is time to move on to another opportunity. I...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 11/01/2010

I normally don't do link dumps - but came across several new (and one updated) links that made it...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 02/02/2010

TFS 2010 Beta2: TF255144: Exception has been thrown by the target of an invocation

Symptoms Do you have an error during installation that looks something like this: Does your log file...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 10/29/2009

Enabling Tracing during TFS 2010 Configuration

Please note: this post applies only to Team Foundation Server 2010 (Beta 1 to current).  It...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 10/27/2009

Reading Twitter Data with C# and LINQ

I wanted to read Twitter.com search results (tweets) using C#.  I started by deciding that a...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 01/27/2009

How I Use Hyper-V to Configure my Development Environment

Prior to using Hyper-V as part of my daily development and test efforts I wasted man weeks every...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 01/23/2009

Windows 7 Feature I Like – Programmer’s Calculator

I just installed Windows 7 beta on a Hyper-V VM (1GB RAM, single proc, 127 expandable drive) and...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 01/08/2009

New VSTS and TFS Virtual PC/Server and Hyper-V images are available!

Brian Randell has been hard at work putting together a holiday surprise we all will enjoy. New...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 12/24/2008

TFS Branching Guidance Version 2 has been Released

The VSTS Ranger team has released TFS Branching Guidance II. This document describes pragmatic...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 12/20/2008

Using a little Ruby to automate mstest code coverage runs

I hate repetitive tasks - especially ones that are easily automated. Generating code coverage runs...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 12/08/2008

PDC Hours - Come and Talk Team Foundation Server Setup, Configuration and Administration

I'll be available to talk about TFS admin scenarios at PDC - my hours are: Monday - 12:30 - 6:00 in...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 10/27/2008

Lets Talk TFS Setup, Configuration and Administration at PDC!

Coming to PDC? Interested in Team Foundation Server Setup, Configuration and Administration? Stop by...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 10/25/2008

Since life can't be all Team Foundation Server and rainbows I've started getting serious about...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 11/19/2007

What to do when TfsQuiesce fails with "No associated service account for role TFSEXECROLE" error

When installing a service path on Team Foundation Server one of the first things that needs to...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 11/06/2007

Migration Toolkit Pre-release nears 100 downloads ...

At this time 98 people have downloaded the TFS Migration and Synchronization Toolkit. Ok - some of...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 04/26/2007

Migration Toolkit Pre-Release published on CodePlex

Interested in writing a migration tool targeting (or synchronizing with) Team Foundation Server...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 04/20/2007

TFS Migration Toolkit Spec released for public review

As Matt noted on the migration blog a working copy of the toolkit specification has been released....

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 03/02/2007

How to handle VSSConverter UserMap.xml files for users who no longer exist

When running the VSS to TFS converter (VSSConverter.exe) one of the most common questions I hear is...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 01/18/2007

WSS Rant – Linking to the latest version of a sharepoint document considered harmful. (Lessons 6 and 7)

SharePoint does not have persistent hyperlinks for all document revisions. More specifically –...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 01/04/2007

WSS Rant - finding out what changed is much more difficult then it should be. (Lessons 4 and 5)

In my previous rant I made this statement (quoted out of context): Migrating WSS content to TFS?...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 01/03/2007

New Years without snow is ... great. (Want to find out?)

Happy New Year and all that. I spent the long weekend at Myrtle Beach soaking up rain or sun -...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 01/03/2007

The SharePoint client object model, chevy pickups and three important lessons.

If I could do it all over again I would take auto shop class in high school. I didn’t know it at the...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 12/29/2006

I'll be talking about migrating WSS document libraries to TFS source control for a while

As Matt has mentioned on the TFS Migration blog we’re working on a migration toolkit and,...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 12/29/2006

"Lord I was born a ramblin' man" ... and it was killing my productivity.

This week is the one year anniversary of my move from the Fargo, ND office and the Business...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 12/19/2006

Three easy steps to a sane tomorrow...

This week is the one year anniversary of my move from the Fargo, ND office and the Business...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 12/19/2006

When CAPTCHA goes wrong ...

I was using a website today and they wanted to make sure I was human and not some automotronic...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 11/20/2006

hex 0x07 redux

Yesterday I made the comment that I thought that the handling of 0x07 was a bug in the TFS client...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 11/14/2006

Sun opens Java source code via GPL

"To those long-suffering open-source developers who have been waiting for years to venture...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 11/13/2006

hexadecimal value 0x07, is an invalid character

Every once in a while I get a message that at first baffles me but once I understand the problem...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 11/13/2006

Free .NET 3.0 Training ... if you can figure out how to get it.

This post was going to be about how there was some new free training available for the workflow...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 11/10/2006

How long should a version control migration to TFS take?

I'm curious what you think. Imagine you have an installation of Generic Version Control System with...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 11/09/2006

Visual Studio Team System Chat - Wed, Nov 8th

There is an upcoming Team System chat on the 8th. I will be involved to field questions on version...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 11/07/2006

Choosing a host process type for a version control migration tool

Last time I mentioned that we’d look at more architectural decisions for a migration tool –...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 11/02/2006

TFS Migration has a blog now...

A quick pointer to the TFS migration blog: http://blogs.msdn.com/TFS_Migration/ I'm going to keep my...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 11/02/2006

Version Control migration - 2006 makes a design decision

Last time I bribed my 1999 self to answer 20 questions about what was needed from a version control...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 10/30/2006

Time travel, 20 questions and the power of free soda.

Yesterday I presented 20 questions that I think are a good starting point when designing or...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 10/27/2006

It’s Time for the Version Control Migration Feud!

Introducing on Team Foundation Server family! We have Work Item Tracking, Team Build, Version...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 10/26/2006

Writing Version Control Migration Tools - Handling Namespace Cycles

Last time I discussed the issues surrounding namespace conflicts when designing a version control...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 10/25/2006

Writing Version Control Migration Tools - Handling Namespace Conflicts

Migrating from one version control system to another is tough. I don’t care what the internet forums...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 10/24/2006

Team Foundation Power Toys release - Tree diff and annotate among the list!

The updated Team Foundation Power Toy (TFPT) released on 9/7. It includes 12 powertoys - they are:...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 09/08/2006

Mario is blogging about TFS Version Control

Mario has begun a blog about TFS Version Control. If this is a topic that interests you I would...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 08/15/2006

Reporting VSSConverter Issues

Have you encountered an issue when using the VSSConveter (used to convert VSS source history to...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 08/14/2006

Creating a TFS Work Item from an Outlook mail message using VSTO

Many times new work-items are the by-product of an email thread. Sometimes it a question that turns...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 05/03/2006

Left/Right Only Diffing using recursive node compression

While we’re talking about diffing … now I needed to be able to diff two local directories with a few...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 04/17/2006

Diffing two trees in TFS version control

I often need to answer some seemingly simple questions like: What has changed between these two...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 04/07/2006

Discovering TFS merge history using the client API - Part 3 (Deletes and Renames)

Alright – let’s wrap this thing up. We’ve seen the algorithm for discovering merge history and...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 02/09/2006

Discovering TFS merge history using the client API - Part 2 (calling QueryMerges)

Last time I laid out a basic framework for describing merge history in C# (the MergeInfo type) and...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 02/08/2006

Discovering TFS merge history using the client API - Part 1

Previously I talked about how to find the contributor to a merge (e.g. the source item of a merge...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 02/04/2006

Following merge history using the TFS command line

Where did I come from? One of the great questions of life and source control systems. Today I needed...

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 02/02/2006

Keeping TFS Version Control in synch

Within the span of 4 years a single company I worked for used 5 different version control products....

Author: Robert Horvick Date: 02/01/2006

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