16 August 2007

Missing Silverlight Assemblies in VS 2008 Beta 2

If you happen to be one of the many that is giving Microsoft's Silverlight 1.1 Alpha version a trial run, you may have ran into the same issue I did.  When I created new Silverlight projects in VS 2008 Beta 2, the Silverlight assembly references had a warning icon next to them stating that they could not be found.  The fix is quite simple - Microsoft has released a refreshed version of the Microsoft Silverlight Tools Alpha for Visual Studio 2008 Beta 2.  I uninstalled the old version, installed the new version, and everything worked fine.

09 August 2007

Team Foundation Server 2008 Feature List

Brian Harry has posted what he's calling the (most likely) final feature list post for TFS 2008. It is an impressive list with a few new features listed that won't show up until RTM (i.e. they're not in beta 2). He also re-iterates the compatabilities between VSTS 2005 and VSTS 2008.

You can read the full list here. I've included the new (RTM) items below as well just to show what's coming.
  • Enable support for Reporting Services on any server and any port
  • Support for SQL 2008 (aka Katmai)
  • TFSDeleteProject now permanently deletes (destroys) version control content
  • New role for many operations activities - You don't have to be server administrator to run many of the admin utilities any longer
  • Enhancements to tfsadminutil - New capability to configure accounts, connections, etc on both TFS and the TFS proxy