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TFS Build and password protected strong name keys

A problem that I and many others have had occurs whe you use TFS Build to build projects that are signed with a password protected strong name key. When the project is built the first time in Visual Studio a dialog pops up prompting for the password. In an automated build process this dialog cannot be displayed, which results in the following error:

C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v3.5\Microsoft.Common.targets(1805,7): error MSB4018: The "ResolveKeySource" task failed unexpectedly. System.InvalidOperationException: Showing a modal dialog box or form when the application is not running in UserInteractive mode is not a valid operation. Specify the ServiceNotification or DefaultDesktopOnly style to display a notification from a service application. at System.Windows.Forms.Form.ShowDialog(IWin32Window owner) at System.Windows.Forms.Form.ShowDialog() at Microsoft.Build.Tasks.ResolveKeySource.ResolveAssemblyKey() at Microsoft.Build.Tasks.ResolveKeySource.Execute() at Micros…

MCTS: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server

I am proud to announce that I have made the cerification MCTS: Visual Studio 2005 Team Foundation Server. This turned out to be a fairly smooth process since the certification only consists of one exam. This certification is a must have if you are working with installation and configuration of Team Foundation Server.

It is kind of puzzling that there is no upgrade of the exam 70-510 for TFS 2008. Sure there are not any ground breaking changes since TFS 2005, but it still has been three years.

Certifications sure are fun, I wonder what is next?

Scott Guthrie in Stockholm

Today Scott Guthrie visited Stockholm and Chinateatern to talk about the news in Visual Studio 2010, ASP.NET 4, ASP.NET MVC 2 och Silverlight 4. I could sum this up with just one word: awesome!

As usual I get incredibly excited to get my hands on all of these new cool stuff and I am really longing for the release of  Visual Studio 2010 . Until further notice I have to settle with playing around with the beta 2 at home. I am not going to go through all of the news in the products, because it is available in so many other places, such as  Scott Guthrie's blog. He has among other things written a series of posts where he deals with the news in  Visual Studio 2010 .

Much of what was shown today I have already seen or read about on various blogs, but one thing that I completely missed is the IIS SEO Toolkit. It is simply a tool that is installed as an addition to IIS 7 and analyzes the search engine friendliness of any public web site at any time. Scott has done an absolutely brilliant …