Team Foundation Sidekicks
Team Foundation Sidekicks provide some invaluable query tools for TFS. Here are the two most important Sidekicks provided.
See how many workplaces you have, who owns them and when they were last accessed.
- Figure: Lets you delete old workspaces
Lets you see all checked out files.
- Figure: Find the oldest checked out files so you don't lose code
Visual Build Professional
Visual Build Pro is an automated build program suitable for use on .NET projects. Automated scripts can be created to the complete build process including covering:
- SourceSafe Get Latest
- Unit Tests
- Code Auditor
- Wise (to build MSIs and Setup.exes)
- Deployment via fileshare or FTP
- Figure: Visual Build Professional
Learn more about Visual Build Professional.
We currently recommend Visual Build Pro for automating setup and deployments, but for future projects we will use MS Build and eventually we will see MS Build being the recommended solution to automating deployments.