Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

TFSBuild.com: Build “recipes”

Grant Holliday has set up a great site for Team Build users to be able to contribute and find "recipes" to use in their builds.  Check it out! TFSBuild.com Build Recipes Launched Filed under: TFSBuild.com, Team Foundation Server — Grant Holliday @ 6:32 pm I’ve been thinking for a while that there’s not a lot of ...

Team Foundation Power Tools for Team Foundation Server 2008 available now!

Earlier today, we released the first version of the TFS Power Tools for TFS 2008! I want to highlight the build notification application.  This tool alerts you when a build is started or completed.  If the build breaks, you'll know immediately. I posted a preview of the build notification app back in September.  Based on ...

MSBuild Sidekick V2 beta

Eugene Zakhareyev has released a beta of the second version of MSBuild Sidekick.  This version adds some unique features, including visualizing the build targets.  If you've ever had to pick up someone else's msbuild project files, you'll really appreciate this feature. Here's a screenshot of the target visualization from ...

WiX to be included in the Visual Studio “Rosario” release

Rob Mensching has written a post about the WiX toolset being included with the Rosario release of Visual Studio Team System.  WiX is part of the toolset used to create the installation packages for Visual Studio, as well as being one of the first open source projects ever at Microsoft.  Whereas Visual Studio setup projects (.vdproj) ...

Building VS 2008 projects with TFS 2005

The question has come up a couple of times as to how to get a TFS 2005 build agent (the build agent is the service running on the computer) to build a Visual Studio 2008 solution.  When you try to do it, you get the following error. Solution file error MSB5014: File format version is not recognized.  MSBuild can only read solution ...

Martin Woodward’s presentation on what’s new in TFS 2008

Martin Woodward has a posted a great set of slides from a presentation he did on what's new in TFS 2008.  After going through all of the features other than build, he spends more than half of the slides on the build features of TFS 2008 (aka Team Build).  I highly recommend taking a look at the slides, particularly if you haven't ...

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