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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 Mic

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