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Team Foundation Server 2015 MSSCCI Provider

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  • When will there be a MSSCCI Provider released that officially supports TFS2015?

    The latest released one (https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/06c8e056-7f77-4a5c-9b8b-49318c143df8) appears to only support TFS 2013 as a maximum even though it has been renamed to "Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013&2015 MSSCCI Provider 32-bit" and a note was added that says that it "supports VS 2015".

    The System Requirements of that provider state the following:

    • Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, or 2013
    • Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 or Team Explorer 2013

    Also, many people in the comments are still stating that it does not support TFS 2015 and that VS 2013 must still be installed to use it.

    This is very confusing for myself as well as many other people apparently.

    Also, this is preventing us from upgrading to TFS 2015 as we require proper MSSCCI support.  (We still have VB6 components that must be maintained, and it would take us years to upgrade them all to .NET correctly)

    Mark

    Seradex Inc.

    Thursday, October 01, 2015 6:48 PM

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  • Hi Shaggee, 

    Thanks for your post.

    The people in comments received the not support issue before this TFS 2015 MSSCCI Provider tool update date 9/12/2015. Please install it on your test machine to check the result.  


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    Friday, October 02, 2015 6:07 AM
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  • Actually several people have replied after the update such as Shane Procter who posted on "Wed 3:50 PM" that "It does not work with TFS 2015, any updates planned on this?"

    Also, I have TFS 2010 not TFS 2015 installed in production so I am unable to test this myself.  Upgrading is not an option if it will not work.

    It would be greatly appreciated if that Visual Studio gallery extension page were updated to explicitly state in the requirements the TFS compatibility if 2015 is now supported and what version of TFS & the version of Visual Studio that must be installed for it to work.

    Also, it appears that this provider uses VS 2013, which can corrupt our VB6 code when merging on check-in, even if VS 2015 is installed. See here: https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/043ad82e-8c02-4782-bbc8-4d7cf7bb0326/visual-studio-corrupts-vb6-files-when-merging-changes-for-tfs-checkin-with-manual-corrections?forum=tfsgeneral#043ad82e-8c02-4782-bbc8-4d7cf7bb0326  (oh you already did)


    • Edited by MD.seradex Friday, October 02, 2015 5:27 PM
    Friday, October 02, 2015 4:39 PM
  • Hi Shaggee,

    Base on my test, I cannot install it on the machine that just has VS 2015 installed, can be installed if both VS 2013 and VS 2015 installed.

    Regards

    Starain


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    Tuesday, October 06, 2015 7:36 AM
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  • I guess that means that they really don't have an MSSCCI provider for VS 2015 & TFS 2015?!?

    Does anyone have an idea when this will be ready?

    This is the only thing that is preventing us from upgrading to TFS 2015 and loosing out on some of the newer features.  It seems like a waste to spend time upgrading to TFS 2012/2013 now, only to upgrade to TFS 2015 in a few months (or hopefully sooner).

    We greatly appreciate your quick response to this.

    Mark

    Seradex Inc.

    Tuesday, October 06, 2015 4:46 PM
  • Hi Shaggee,

    For this TFS 2015 MSSCCI Provider not support VS 2015 issue, please submit it to Microsoft Connect Feedback portal at: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio. Microsoft engineers will evaluate them seriously.


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    • Proposed as answer by John QiaoModerator Friday, October 09, 2015 9:51 AM
    • Marked as answer by John QiaoModerator Monday, October 12, 2015 10:24 AM
    • Unmarked as answer by MD.seradex Saturday, January 30, 2016 1:11 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by MD.seradex Tuesday, April 26, 2016 4:33 PM
    Thursday, October 08, 2015 7:30 AM
    Moderator
  • I finally posted this to Microsoft Connect last week and it is now marked closed with no explanation given as too why.

    See here: https://connect.microsoft.com/VisualStudio/feedback/details/2143914/no-msscci-provider-available-for-vs-2015-and-tfs-2015

    It is definitely not the first time this has happened (a Microsoft Connect post closed for apparently no reason).

    I recommend anyone to comment/mark as reproducible that has access to this.

    Shaggee

    Monday, December 21, 2015 3:55 PM
  • I just created a new Connect item for this issue as well. http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/11195841-update-the-msscci-provider-to-support-visual-studi

    Thursday, December 24, 2015 4:51 PM
  • Unfortunately, your suggestion of posting it to the Microsoft Connect site didn't work since they simply closed it with no explanation.

    Can someone please provide some information on what is going on with this.

    Thank you.

    Saturday, January 30, 2016 1:15 PM
  • Has anyone found anything new on this?  We just set up clean dev machines with VS 2015 and experienced exactly what was described above, the MSSCCI Provider that says it works with VS 2015 immediately fails saying "Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 Team Explorer or it's tools are not installed or registered. Please install or repair your Team Foundation Client Installation."

    Why do I need 2013 Team Explorer/tools if this MSSCCI provider is to work with VS 2015?


    KJ Dietrich Web Developer

    Friday, March 11, 2016 10:08 PM
  • Unfortunately, although it is not 100% clear, it actually does NOT work with VS2015, only with VS2013 (full version of Team Explorer).

    Unfortunately for me, VS2013 damages my VB6 files when merging changes.  (https://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/vstudio/en-US/043ad82e-8c02-4782-bbc8-4d7cf7bb0326/visual-studio-corrupts-vb6-files-when-merging-changes-for-tfs-checkin-with-manual-corrections?forum=tfsgeneral)

    Also, being that VS2013, is older, it is not likely to be fixed.  It feels like they don't even consider the fact that it corrupts codes files an actual bug!

    Monday, March 14, 2016 11:15 PM
  • I just created a new Connect item for this issue as well. http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/11195841-update-the-msscci-provider-to-support-visual-studi

    I went to this, but found that the url provided is cutoff.  It should be http://visualstudio.uservoice.com/forums/121579-visual-studio-2015/suggestions/11195841-update-the-msscci-provider-to-support-visual-studio.
    Monday, March 14, 2016 11:20 PM
  • Do we have to wait until VS 2013 is deprecated in 2019 or 2024 according to the lifecycle before they create a new MSSCCI provider that works with a newer version of Visual Studio, if even then?  Or will the MSSCCI providers be abandoned by then instead...

    I certainly hope neither of those things will happen, but without any information to the contrary, it is not hard to imagine. It has now been nearly seven months since I posted this, with no helpful information in sight it seems.

    Hopefully we will hear something soon...

    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 4:32 PM
  • So another year has passed and the problem appears to be unanswered.

    Was there ever a resolution for this?

    Monday, July 17, 2017 3:59 AM
  • They still have no plans for a new MSSCCI Provider.

    See here: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/bharry/2017/04/05/team-explorer-for-tfs-2017/

    Jeremy Epling - MSFT said "We don’t have plans to have MSSCCI work with VS 2017"

    Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:52 PM