Thursday, September 14, 2006

Cool new TFS Extension


Bernardo Heynemann has put together the beginnings of what I'm  sure will turn into a popular extension to Team Foundation Server.

Project BHAL merges Windows Workflow Foundation with TFS work item tracking to allow an organization to define a custom workflow tuned to their particular environment.

I have had requests for similar functionality, and I have written custom webservices to fire on certain WIT events.  This approach is very attractive, because it allows for much more flexible configuration.

In a recent DotNetRocks episode, Joel Semeniuk was bemoaning the lack of exactly this sort of feature in the current version of TFS. 

Good on ya', Bernardo!  I hope I can contribute once I get my production process template deployed, and all the users happy. :-)


 Friday, September 08, 2006

It's Official, Scott Hanselman Rocks!


Yes, I love his tools list.  Yes he solves problems so fast it impresses people smarter than me.  But today, I learned that Scott is a really nice guy.

This morning I noticed that he had truncated his posts in his RSS feeds.  I posted a whiney comment on his blog, and I just received this email:

Thanks for the post! I turned it off. I am just struggling with folks mirroring my entire site. Sigh.

Scott, you are an asset to our community man.  Rock on!


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 Thursday, September 07, 2006

More TFS Power Toys


On yesterday's chat with the TFS team, I asked for details about the upcoming new TFS Power Toys.  The answer was that details would come out soon.  Soon in this case meant 24 hours!

Brian Harry has the details.  Let the downloads begin.


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 Wednesday, September 06, 2006

MSDN Chat with the TFS Team


I enjoyed the chat