Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

July 2008 release of the power tools for TFS 2008 is now available

The download is available at http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=00803636-1d16-4df1-8a3d-ef1ad4f4bbab&displaylang=en. Brian recently wrote a post about the new features: http://blogs.msdn.com/bharry/archive/2008/07/08/july-08-tfs-power-tool-preview.aspx. This release also includes some bug fixes to the build ...

Teamprise 3.0 Ships!

Martin Woodward write that Teamprise 3.0 has now been released!  If you want the equivalent of Team Explorer integrated into Eclipse on any platform or need a client from Linux or Mac, you'll definitely want to check out Teamprise. Here's a quick bullet list of features that I lifted from his post.  I'm particularly happy to see the...

MSBuild project analysis tool: BuildCop

Jelle Druyts has created an interesting tool and made it available on CodePlex. Just Released: BuildCop v1.0! It is with great pleasure that I'm finally ready to release another open source tool on CodePlex: BuildCop. BuildCop is a tool that analyzes MSBuild project files (interactively or during e.g. a daily build) according to a ...

HTTP 502 error when the server tries to connect to the build agent to start a build

The following came up a couple of weeks ago, and I thought it would be worth posting for anyone else who hits the same or a similar problem. When I try to do a build using TFS Build I get this error:  TF215085: An error occurred while connecting to Agent \Shopping Catalog\Nightly Build: The request failed with HTTP status 502: Bad ...

MSBuild by Example

Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi's book, Deploying .NET Applications, contains a chapter on MSBuild.  While I knew about the chapter in the book, I didn't realize that the chapter on MSBuild was available online until Eugene Zakhareyev mentioned it. If you are looking for a good way to get started with MSBuild, MSBuild: By Example is a good place ...

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