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Steve Andrews on MVP TV
Last week was the debut of MVP TV. The idea behind MVP TV is to use Live Meeting to allow for a lot of user interaction with the presenter and create a recording for others to view. The presenter last week was Team System MVP Steve Andrews. Steve covered Team Build 2008 and MSBuild 3.5. I lurked for a bit to get an idea since I think I am the next one to present. Check it out when you have a chance. Happy Coding ......

Posted On Wednesday, August 27, 2008 10:45 AM

Rosario CTP released!!!!
Good news everybody! The Rosario Community Technology Preview was released late yesterday. Jeff Beehler has a good blog on this, but I will headline it for you. Hierarchical work items (woo-hoo!) Test Case Work Items Sweet enhancements for Manual testing Go and check it out when you have a few gigs and hours free. Happy Coding ......

Posted On Saturday, August 4, 2007 1:08 PM

Hosted TFS Offering
Readify, an Australian company, has launched the world's first hosted Team Foundation Server product offering. It allows you to access you TFS server from anywhere in the world without having to make a big investment in infrastructure and licensing. This is pretty cool if you think about companies that may be doing right-shoring, or have teams that are spread all over the globe. If you have ever had to work through connectivity issues with a VPN and disparate teams, run (don't walk) and check this ......

Posted On Thursday, August 2, 2007 9:08 AM

Visual Studio Team System Chat Wednesday
Come chat with the Visual Studio Team System product team û This Wednesday Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Architecture Edition, Development Edition, Database Edition, and Test Edition. In addition, discuss what's new in Beta 2. We will be holding two sessions: Join the chat on Wednesday, August 1st, 2007 from 10:00am - 11:00am Pacific Time. Add to Calendar | Additional Time Zones ááááááááááá -or- Join ......

Posted On Monday, July 30, 2007 3:07 PM

$%#(@)!*@)#%!
So I spent a good part of this week off and on tracking down an issue with Team Build. I started with a website project that referenced a compiled DLL (not a project). Once I added the web deployment project and tried to build it with Team Build, I got the following error: Build FAILED. áASPNETCOMPILER : error ASPCONFIG: Could not load file or assembly 'RichTextBox, Version=3.1.0.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=17b15412cfbf... or one of its dependencies. Access is denied. áASPNETCOMPILER : error ......

Posted On Friday, June 29, 2007 10:06 PM

Demystifying Team Build Part 2
This is the second part of the Team Foundation Build series that I started back in October.á One of the important things to understand about Team Build is the build process.á As I outlined in the first part of this series, Team Build is nothing more than a set of custom tasks for MS Build.á The custom tasks are called from a set of custom targets that are organized to complete the build.? Here are the targets and the order in which they are called: CheckSettingsForEndToEndIte... EndToEndIteration ......

Posted On Friday, December 22, 2006 8:12 PM

Building Web Apps the Easy Way
We have had trouble getting Team Build to build and deploy web apps.á While it was still in beta, I downloaded the web deployment project and it still did not give us exactly what we needed with web apps that referenced class libraries.á Here a quick solution that the architect on my currentáprojectácame up witháthat doesn't require you to use the web deployment projects.ááBefore you begináyou willáneed to copy the aspnet_merge executable to the build server.á If you install the web deployment project ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 1, 2006 8:11 PM

Demystifying Team Build
This is the first of a series of posts that will hopefully unravel the beast that is Team Build.á The first thing that you should know about Team Build is what it actually is.á Team Build is a MS Build project file that containsáa set ofáTasks that hook into Team Foundation Server and a set of MS Build Targets that define the Team Build process.á When a new Team Build Type is created within Team Explorer, a new MS Build project fileáthat references the Team Build project file is created and added ......

Posted On Wednesday, October 18, 2006 9:10 PM

Creating a Daily Build
Team Build is a very powerful tool, but it does not do scheduled builds out of the box. Fortunately, creating a scheduled build is very easy. With my current project, I have created a Build Type called "DailyBuild." I want this build to run each day at 3PM so that I can make sure no changes checked in during the day have broken my application. So here is what I did to achieve this. I created a batch file that contains the following and saved it on my Build server's D drive (hence the C:). @echo off ......

Posted On Friday, May 19, 2006 1:05 PM

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