Community TFS Build Manager 2.12.0.14


We have a new release, 2.12.0.14, available now with all the changes listed below. Export Build DefinitionsSupport was added in 2.12.09 for calling out to the TFS Power Tools to dump the definition to file. There were a few issues with this,    1. It was slow    2. It required you to select your working folder …

MyHistory 2 — hello Colleagues, what have you been up to?


In my MSDN Magazine article Extending Visual Studio Team Explorer 2012 + MyHistory Extension last year, I introduced a sample application called MyHistory which was targeted at the current user, enabling them to easily regain context / remember what they were recently doing. Over the last few months I've had some great feedback and released …

Community TFS Build Extensions – Oct 2013


The latest roundup of contributions to the community effort is now available – October 2013 release. As well as the handful of changes listed below, we are happy to announce a new addition to our delivery, PowerShell scripts. Over time we hope to build out a library of scripts that can be plugged into your …

MyHistory – Peace to the Dark Side


In June 2013 I blogged about Extending Visual Studio Team Explorer 2012 + MyHistory Extension. Since then I’ve had some great feedback and the extension has been updated 6 times to address this feedback. A long outstanding bug with regards to ‘proper’ theme support has finally been resolved withe the latest releases for Visual Studio …

Community TFS Build Extensions – Sep 2013


The latest roundup of contributions to the community effort is now available - September 2013 release.   For those who manage lots of builds we’ve added some great new features and fixes to the Build Manager including:   ·       NEW - Search and replace workspace mappings ·       NEW - Filter Build Definitions via text ·       …

Extending Visual Studio Team Explorer 2012 + MyHistory Extension


In the June 2013 edition of MSDN Magazine I cover some of the internals of Team Explorer 2012 and how you can extend it. The article can be found here - Extending Visual Studio Team Explorer 2012. I’ve also hosted the sample code for the MyHistory extension on CodePlex (contributions and feedback welcome), as well …

Community TFS Build Extensions – Jan 2013 Release Available


The contributors to this project have continued to pour their spare time into fixing bugs and adding new functionality. Today we are wrapping up all the recent changes and making the January 2013 release available. The January 2013 release contains VS2010 Activities(target .NET 4.0) VS2012 Activities (target .NET 4.5) Community TFS Build Manager VS2012 The …

Misc. Team Foundation Build News


New Activities Released --- Community TFS Build Extensions – Aug 2012 Upgrading? If you haven’t run into this problem in TFS Build 2012 yet, you probably will --- TFS 2012 – Cleaning up Workflow XAML files (AKA removing versioned namespaces) New MSDN guidance --- Use Legacy Build Processes Team Foundation Build Customization Guide v2 --- …

Community TFS Build Extensions – Aug 2012


We just pushed out the August 2012 release of the TFS Build extensions. This wraps up over 90 change sets which address new features and bug fixes. The August 2012 release contains VS2010 Activities(target .NET 4.0) VS2012 Activities (target .NET 4.5) Community TFS Build Manager VS2010 Community TFS Build Manager VS2012 Both the Community TFS …

Using Continuous Deployment to Azure with Team Foundation Service


Microsoft’s Brian Harry recently blogged ‘Announcing Continuous Deployment to Azure with Team Foundation Service’ in which he basically covers how you can now have a developer check in some code and see those updates on your Azure Websites hosted website within a very short time, basically however long it takes to compile and push up …