Thursday, December 2, 2010

Check-in Policy override feature

In Team Foundation Server, you have the concept of check-in policies. This feature allows you to define a set of checks that have to succeed before a developer can check-in it’s code. But a developer can always override these check-in policies and still do a check-in.

A lot of customers ask if they can block the user from overriding the policy. To state it clear: you cannot disable this feature. However you can get alerts when someone overrides the policies:

  • Click Team --> Alerts Explorer.
  • Add a CheckinEvent.
  • Set Alert Definition to PolicyOverrideComment<>''

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