#VS2015 – #TFS2015 is here and a bonus with a nice set of extensions (#Git included!)

Hola!

Today is Extensions Friday, So, because yesterday was the official release of Team Foundation Server 2015, today I’ll suggest a couple of extensions I use a lot and also some others very cool.

TFS Source Control History Visualization

This one is a cool one. If you need a graphical representation of the history of your elements, give a try to this extension. You will get an animated chart with the users, source code elements, and interactions in a nice mode.In example: this is the time line of the next video

– Project starts in January 2015, David and Scott are the developers

– Later, Ana and Senthil are incorporated into the project

– In mid April (00:50) I start as a developer in the proyect

– In June 2015 (01:10) I make a brutal source code change. I basically adds tons of new features and also change the complete code base to be Windows 10 compliant

TFS Source Control Explorer Extension

Let’s start with a classic. The first time I wrote about this extension was on 2011 for TFS2010 (las one a few days ago). Some of the original features of the extension now are included in TFS2015 and VS2015. However, I still use a lot:

Move to Folder, move one or more files or folders in Source Control Explorer

Branch to Folder, similar to the previous one focus on branches

Destroy, now with a double check before you permanently delete elements

TFS Productivity Pack (Visual Studio 2015)

I have this one almost all the time, there are some cool stuff like

– Select a file in Solution Explorer and find this file in Source Control Explorer.  If you help some hell devs with crazy workspaces, this may help a lot.

– Compare to Branch, a image is the best way to expliain this one

A complete review is also available on video https://vimeo.com/120608354

TFS Auto Shelve for Visual Studio 2015

This is new one, with a good idea. If you ever think in a server version of an “auto save feature,”, this extension got it using Shelves..

Every N minutes, creates a ShelveSet with the local changes in the TFS. So is a cool way to have an AutoSave in server mode for TFS.

Visual Studio Tools for Git

You already know this. You must konw this.

Git Commit Formatter

I wrote a single post some time ago about this one (link). This extension format the comments in the GitHub window using the 50/72 format (in the link below there is plenty of information about this)..

GitFlow for Visual Studio 2015

I’m writing about TFS, and of course this also include GIT. So GitFlow is a #MustHave for us. Jakob, the author, mkes a great review in this post

So, now is time to start the upgrade from TFS2013 to TFS2015.

Nice Weekend !!!

Saludos @ Madrid

/El Bruno

References

– Team Foundation Server 2015, now available http://blogs.msdn.com/b/somasegar/archive/2015/08/06/team-foundation-server-2015-now-available.aspx?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

– TFS Productivity Pack (Visual Studio 2015) https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/03ead7e5-3680-4834-a4cb-271a2b189108

– TFS Source Control Explorer Extension https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/8ad891d2-142b-4acf-b487-46db9f3bb5cf

– TFS Source Control Explorer Extension for Visual Studio 2015 https://elbruno.com/2015/04/14/vs2015-tfs-source-control-explorer-extension-for-visual-studio-2015/

– Excelente extensión para Source Control Explorer en TFS2010 https://elbruno.com/2011/03/07/visualstudiogallery-excelente-extension-para-el-source-control-explorer-de-tfs-2010/

– TFS Auto Shelve for Visual Studio 2015 https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/8a8c753d-e10e-42b2-940e-2f6e8ed68d84

– TFS Source Control History Visualization https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/6a8e7330-8395-4915-935f-941dc3bde29c

– GitFlow for Visual Studio 2015 https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/f5ae0a1d-005f-4a09-a19c-3f46ff30400a

– Introducing GitFlow for Visual Studio http://geekswithblogs.net/jakob/archive/2015/02/12/introducing-gitflow-for-visual-studio.aspx

– Visual Studio Tools for Git https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/abafc7d6-dcaa-40f4-8a5e-d6724bdb980c

– Git Commit Formatter https://elbruno.com/2015/06/19/vs2015-git-commit-formatter/

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