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Microsoft dev stack vNext from Build

Unless you are living under a rock, you have probably heard that two days ago, at Build, Microsoft unveiled the new version of Windows, named Windows 8. Windows 8 This is revolutionary both from the consumers’ and developers’ perspectives. The UI is deeply based on the concept of the tiles of Windows Phone 7.5 “mango” and the Metro design language, and the API are now allowing applications to be written either in C#/C++ and the usual .NET/Win32, or using WinRT, basically an Object Oriented version of Win32 or, as someone says, COM done right, and C#+XAML or JavaScript+HTML/CSS....

Red X on Build folder on Team Explorer

Today a colleague asked me to allow him to schedule a new build on the project. I thought “he is an admin of the project, he should already be able to do so”. But still he was not able to access the list of builds. Looking at his Team Explorer he had a red X on the “Build” folder: this was even more strange because usually the folder is named “Builds” (with the s). On the left is my colleague’s team explorer, and on the left it’s mine.   It seems like it’s a pretty uncommon problem, since I had a hard...

Bug in MsBuild: Linked files in Web Application projects are not deployed properly

  Lately I’m playing a lot with TFS and at the moment I’m porting a NAnt deploy script over to TFSBuild with MsBuild. Our project includes a few linked files, and in the drop location we found out that the folder structure is not what we were expecting: instead of having the linked files deployed to the correct location, they were copied in their original location. Googling around we (a blog-less colleague and I) found a very nice post that explains were the problem lies (a bug in the target named _CopyWebApplication inside the Microsoft.WebApplication.targets file) and a solution for it. The solution is...

How to get up to speed with Team Foundation Server

UPDATE: Thanks to Lorenzo, I fixed a few errors about TFS Licensing. Lately I’ve been designing and implementing the migration of development team from Visual Source Safe, with Excel based bug tracking and no defined development policies to TFS. I’ve only been a user of TFS so it was the first time for me to dig into planning and licensing issues, process templates, policies, build and all that stuff. During my searches I collected the link and resources I read, and I’m posting them here so other could benefit from this list as well. Testing TFS...

Lorenzo becoming a "official" evangelist

Another important community member is joining Microsoft. This time is not the member of some cool opensource project, but is a very active blogger and TFS expert Lorenzo Barbieri. Today it's his last day as "free man" in his old company, and from tomorrow he will start his new career as Developer Evangelist for Microsoft Italy, and will start to go around Italy and Europe trying to push TFS to everybody. My best wishes and congratulations to Lorenzo. Hope he will not stop blogging and taking part in the community as he is doing now. Technorati...

How to simulate RowTest with MS Test

One of the best feature that is in mbUnit since 2004 is RowTest, which is the ability to perform the same test using different input data and expected results. RowTest [RowTest] [Row(1,1,2)] [Row(2,1,3)] [Row(1,-1,0)] public void SumTest(int a1, int a2, int result) { Assert.AreEqual(a1 + a2, result); } The cool thing is that each "row" is treated as a different test, and if the test fails for one set of data, the others might not. And this helps pinpointing the data that are making the test to fail. This week I was adding...

Vista Gadget to monitor Orcas TFS Team Build

One of the new cool features of the new Orcas TFS is the Team Build Job, which adds a kind of Continuous Integration to Team Foundation Server. Jim Lamb, PM of this new feature, just released a Vista Sidebar Gadget that lets you monitor the builds happening on one server. The screenshot at the right looks pretty familiar to me. This gadget doesn't have an undocked view with more details about all the projects, but uses the flyout to show more details of a specific project then you click on the project name. You can look at a preview of...