August 2015 Entries

Windows 10 upgrade troubleshooting

Windows 10 has been much talked about over the past week and a bit. While I took the opportunity to do a clean rebuild on a new SSD for my main desktop, I also had a laptop which I’d planned to try the upgrade process with. The only issue was that the “Get Windows 10!” task tray icon simply wasn’t appearing. There’s a lot of blog posts detailing tips and tricks to force the update process to work, and over the course of a few days it felt like I’d tried them all. From clearning the SoftwareDistribution\Download folder and running...

Why doesn't TFS get latest get the latest?

As someone who uses TFS occasionally, the ‘get latest’ functionality has always seemed frustrating. So I did a quick bit  of research, and think this is a useful note to leave here for my future self: Why doesn't TFS get latest get the latest? TFS redefined what "Get Latest" does. In TFS terms, Get Latest means get the latest version of the files, but ignore the ones that the server thinks is already in your workspace. Which to me and just about everyone else on the planet is wrong. See this link: http://blogs.microsoft.co.il/blogs/srlteam/archive/2009/04/13/how-get-latest-version-really-works.aspx The only way to get it...