January 27, 2010

MSBuild Sidekick v3 Beta is available!

Filed under: 2010,MSBuild Sidekick,Visual Studio — Tags: , , — nikolays @ 2:21 pm

We are happy to announce a release of MSBuild Sidekick v3, supporting full range of MSBuild versions from 2.0 to 4.0. Using v3, you will be able to experiment with new MSBuild features available in .Net 4.0 Beta 2 and Visual Studio 2010 Beta 2.

Download and try this new version right now! You don’t need to uninstall previous MSBuild Sidekick version, and no license is required for the beta (the beta expires on 01 May 2010). Runtime .Net 4.0 Beta 2 is required.

It’d be great if you email us about your user experience, found bugs and new feature requests. Final version MSBuild Sidekick v3 will be released after Visual Studio 2010 RTM.

January 3, 2010

Team Foundation Sidekicks for 2010 available

Filed under: 2010,Team Foundation Sidekicks,tfs,Visual Studio — nikolays @ 1:17 pm

As year 2010 rolls in, Team Foundation Sidekicks for Beta 2 release candidate of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2010 is available!

The release functionality is mainly identical to that of version 2.4 for 2005/2008, with the exception of the following:
Permissions Sidekick: Sidekick is not available in this release (to be added back in 2010 RTM timeframe)
Build Type editing (VS integration only): The feature is not available in this release
Dynamic History support (VS integration only): the History toolwindow is updated only when it is visible alongside with Source Control Explorer and single instance of the window exists (in 2010 History toolwindow may have multiple instances)

For 2010 we still supply both stand-alone client application and Visual Studio integration package; the latter uses VS 2010 extension registration mechanism and is now available through VS Extensions Manager.

Please note that since object model API for 2010 release is still being finalized, we did not include any new features in the release for beta 2, relying instead on API backward compatibility (on which TFS team did an excellent job allowing us to provide same features as in 2008 with minimum changes). But we do plan on supporting TFS 2010 new features in our utilities; if you feel strongly about any features or want to provide other feedback, feel free to comment on the blog or reach us at tfs_at_attrice_dot_info.

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