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Steve Clements .Net and then some.... August 2007 Entries
TFS: Notify of newer version of file in source safe.
In TFS if you check out a file it DOESNT check for a newer version of the file in source safe (as it did in Visual Source Safe (VSS)) it was a decision taken by MS to remove this feature to ensure that auto "getting latest" will not brake to the local build. I think MS have received so many complaints about this that in TFS 2008 they are putting it back in. In the mean time I found this project on codeplex Quick install, give it the TFS server name then when ......

Posted On Friday, August 31, 2007 7:40 PM

BT are so crap and I have no choice but to use them...ARGH!
BT (British Telecom) have got to be the worst company I have ever had the misfortune of dealing with. Recently I moved house and had to transfer the number and services etc, simple enough you might think. Make the call, give them my new postcode, no problem they say it'll be active on the day I move in. Tick the box on that job and move on. Moving Day: Shit, the new house has no physical line. Call BT, another huge wait in the queue (on average a BT queue seems to be 20-30 mins - they will say less ......

Posted On Thursday, August 30, 2007 1:16 PM

VS 2008 Fixes
For the one person in the world that is using Visual Studio 2008 and doesn't subscribe to ScottGu's blog you should check this post! Technorati Tags: ScottGu, VS 2008 ......

Posted On Monday, August 6, 2007 8:37 AM

SQL to Linq to XML
OK, so just about everyone reading this post will be aware of LINQ, if not you can checkout that link, another great place is that man, ScottGu's blog. Anyway, I found myself with a spare few minutes (hence this post) which was largely due to how quick LINQ dealt with my small and simple task. I wanted to read user data out of a database and create a new XML file with that data (there is some stuff to go on after that but unless LINQ can compress and email files its use ends here!) There is nothing ......

Posted On Sunday, August 5, 2007 9:41 PM

Just registered for my place at MIX 07 on September 11th & 12th in London. Anyone going?? Technorati Tags: MIX UK ......

Posted On Friday, August 3, 2007 8:06 PM

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