Team System Videos and Webcasts

TFS
Lately I have been reviewing a lot of Visual Studio Team System videos and Webcasts.  After several days of searching I had acquired several link so I thought I would make this list public.  You can view the list of videos and Webcasts here. Please let me know if you've seen any VSTS-related video or Webcast that is not included in this list and I'll get it added.
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Team Build Sidekick Released

TFS
Those folks over from Attrice have done it again and released another useful utility in their line of Team Foundation Sidekicks - the Team Build Sidekick. This is an add-in for Visual Studio 2005 that adds a few new features to the context menu for Team Build Types.If you've worked with Team Build Types then you already know how inconvenient it is to make modifications to them. First, you have to go to version control and locate the correct TFSBuild.proj file and check it out. Then you have to open it for editing to modify the XML. Although this isn't overly difficult, it does take you out of the normal flow of Visual Studio.The Team Build Sidekick add-in simplifies this process by providing a "Check Out for Edit" option directly…
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TFS Continuous Integration Tool Released

TFS
A new (and free) Continuous Integration tool for Team Foundation Server has been released by Notion Solutions.The installation files can be downloaded here and forum-based support can be accessed here.Although I haven't tried it out yet it's nice to see a free and supported continuous integration solution for TFS.
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Sandcastle – August 2006 CTP

CTP
The August 2006 CTP of Sandcastle is available for download. Here is a summary of new features:Firefox support for Sandcasltle generated HTMs3 different link options (local, Index and MSDN) in sandcastle.config file. /internal+- option in MrefBuilder enables documentation of private APIs to be produced for the internal consumption of development teams Support for multi-dimensional arrays Support for CHM Index and root node. Additional transforms are added to CHM generation process to accomplish this. Support for all C# tags and html style elements in code comments Abilty to use environment variables in config files Changes to syntax for XSLTransformRead more about it on the Sandcastle blog.
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New TFS RSS Feeds

TFS
As some of you may be aware, I've kept a list of useful (at least in my mind) links to various Team Foundation Server-related sites and utilities on our company's web site.  There are currently two links: TFS Utilities TFS LinksAlthough I feel this is a useful list I thought I would make it easier to access by providing RSS feeds to the content.  So now there are two more links: TFS Utilities RSS Feed TFS Links RSS FeedThis feed should be viewable by any news aggregator that supports the RSS 2.0 standard. As always, if you've ran across a useful TFS utility or web site, let me know and I'll add it to the list.
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Sandcastle – Building API Documentation

Utilities
For anyone who has ever had to generate documentation for their .NET projects, you know only too well how difficult and time consuming that can be. There have been a few utilities available in the past that helped out in this area.  One example is NDoc.  NDoc generates some very nice API documentation in several different formats.  However, it doesn't work so well for Visual Studio 2005.  Also, the original developer of NDoc has recently announced that he is dropping future development for NDoc in favor of Sandcastle (as well as other circumstances - although the project may be picked up and administered by another volunteer). Microsoft's Sandcastle project may not be as extensive as NDoc in some areas (e.g. support for custom tags - at least not yet) but it…
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TFS Sidekicks Release

TFS
A new version of the Team Foundation Sidekicks utilities has been released. Version 1.1 introduces a new History Sidekick as well as a new user interface where all Sidekicks are now available within a single UI.The History Sidekick application pane provides the following features:View version control tree with files and folders (similar to Source Control Explorer) Search item (file or folder) by name and select found item in version control tree View selected item history either for all users or filtered by user Compare file versions selected in history View selected item properties and pending changes View selected item branches tree and selected branch properties View selected item merge history; it is possible to view separately all merges performed with selected item as a merge target (merges to) or with…
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Determine TFS Trial Edition Expiration Date

TFS
Martin Woodward has posted a tip on how to determine the expiration date of the 180 day trial edition of TFS. The short version is to run the following TFS command and add 180 days to the return value.tf changeset 1 /server:http://servername:8080 /nopromptHere's an on-line date calculator to help with the addition.You can read the full tip here.
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TFS Bug Snapper v1.0 Released

TFS
A handy little utility, Bug Snapper, has been created and released by Grant Holliday. This utility allows you to quickly and easily create a "bug" work item within a Team Project without having to go through the Team Explorer client. You can quickly type in a title and description, specify a ranking, and take a screen shot.You can download the latest release here.You can also download the source code here.
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TFS Service Pack 1 in the Works

TFS
It looks like the Team Foundation Server Service Pack 1 is getting closer to its initial beta release. Based on a blog post by Brian Harry, there is no current (public) timeline set for release but he expects the beta to be available in the "not too distant future".Here is a list of improvements included in TFSSP1:Version Control, WorkItem Tracking and Datawarehouse performance/scale improvements - the majority of these have come from our continued internal deployment. You can read one of my earlier blog posts for more detail on what kinds of things we've hit and addressed. We're now seeing great results on our internal servers with these fixes."Extranet support" - We implemented an ISAPI filter that will allow the intranet to use NTLM and integrated auth while the extra…
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