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 --- …

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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 …

Community TFS Build Extensions – December 2011


We’ve just shipped the next stable release of the Community TFS Build Extensions. This is a significant release for us following over 130 changesets since our September release. Once again we’ve addressed feedback from users, fixed bugs and added new features. Highlights of this release include Visual Studio 11 support Community TFS Build Manager (alpha) …

MSBuild Inline Tasks to the rescue


A colleague (Pål Bendiksen) recently asked if there was an MSBuild task available to checkin pending changes in a Team Foundation Server workspace and get the check-in id. Looking at the MSBuild Extension Pack I saw no solution. Another solution would be to exec out to tf.exe, however there are complexities with scraping the output …

Community TFS 2010 Build Extensions – September 2011


We’ve just shipped the second stable release of the Community TFS 2010 Build Extensions. We shipped our first release in July and this release contains 28 changesets which provide new functionality and address a lot of feedback from our first release. We were hoping to release a set of Azure and Amazon Web Services activities …

Build Trigger Management in Team Foundation Build 2010


Even though Visual Studio 2010 has been out for some time, I encountered an interesting question on a discussion list recently. The question was basically, “What happens if I check into a folder which is mapped to a Gated and a CI build?” I didn’t know the answer off hand (I’m not sold on Gated …