The book to buy on team build: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, Second Edition

Buck Hodges

If you are responsible for work with your team’s build system, you will definitely want to buy a copy of Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build (Second Edition).  Both of the authors now work for Microsoft.  William Bartholomew is part of the central engineering team and has been building the infrastructure to allow Team Foundation Build to be used as the build system for all of the developer division.  You can follow that progress and find more info on team build on his blogSayed Ibrahim Hashimi works on the web platform team, and he writes a lot about building web projects on his blog.

This second edition contains extensive coverage of build in Team Foundation Server 2010, which introduced Windows Workflow Foundation (WF) as the new build process orchestration mechanism.  WF provides a fantastic platform for your build process needs, and this book helps you get over the learning curve and become productive faster.

I highly recommend it, and the reviews on Amazon are further testimony to how valuable this book is.



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