Team Build 2010 Beta 1 Log File

יום רביעי, יולי 1, 2009

This morning when I worked with the Team Build 2010 Beta 1 I found a very nice surprise. I work a lot with the Team Build and when I have a problem with the build I go to the log file, some of you that have encountered this “Monster” log file know that it is a “killer” for the eyeballs, it is a very long notepad file that lists all the steps made by the build engine and all the errors it has encountered. You can see very short example of such a log at the end of this post. So what...
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How To Disable Pre/Post Build Events When Using Team Build

יום שלישי, פברואר 3, 2009

Some times you like to create Pre or Post build events in your project and you don’t like it to be executed when doing a build using the automation build system, so what can you do? There is a property called “SkipPostBuild” in the build’s targets file, setting it to true will only result with skipping the Team Build post events and not the project post event. In order to skip the project pre/post build events do the following: Step 1: Open the proj file of the project in notepad or any text or XML editor. Step 2: Find the “PropertyGroup” holding the...
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Team Build – Custom build numbers

יום ראשון, ינואר 18, 2009

Hi, Some of us would prefer to have build numbers that will NOT contain Date. I discovered a great post regarding this issue by Scott Allen. It shows how to create custom task to set an alternate build number, step by step. But setting build number is not enough. Scott Allen shows us a simple way to manage the build version numbering: The custom task gets as a parameter a base build name and uses it to create...
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Team Build: Recursive copy of BuildType folder? not in TFS 2008

יום חמישי, אפריל 17, 2008

Today I was trying to figure out why can't I load my dll placed deep down under buildType folder, during activation of build in TFS2008.When I checked the folders created by this build on the builds server, I've noticed that the sources folder was copied recursively , as it should be.But the buildtype folder was copied NOT recursively. subfolders appeared empty.A great post by Neno Loje provided the answer: Post explains how to modify this build beaviour on the build server.  
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Continuous Integration Service for TFS 2005 – supporting builds per sub folder

יום חמישי, אפריל 3, 2008

Hi Unlike TFS 2008, Continuous Integration service is not included in TFS 2005, and a solution is provided by microsoft here: . We download the binaries, create the CI virtual directory, fix the web.config file, and activate bissubscribe.exe.Is that all? Well, not exactly.This solution works well only if we use a single continuous Integration build for our team project. But what if we wish to have many continuous Integration builds, one build for a separate sub folder in TFS?Well, In this case, we have a problem. But this problem has a solution: Benjamin Day provides us an alternative CI that supports many...
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TFS Build Lab 1.0 Released

יום שבת, נובמבר 3, 2007

TFSBuildLab 1.0 is released on CodePlex.   This is a project to simplify the day to day operations when using automated builds on TFS. Read more about it here.
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Building .NET 3.0 projects from Team Foundation Build 2005 not supported

יום שבת, ספטמבר 8, 2007

Building .NET 3.0/3.5 projects from Team Foundation Build 2005 not supported. Team Foundation Build 2005 will always invoke the 2.0 Framework's MSBuild.exe, which does not support building solutions that target the 3.5 Framework.  (The 3.0 Framework shipped with Vista, while the 3.5 Framework is shipping with VS 2008.) The 3.5 Framework includes new MSBuild bits which allow multi-targeting - i.e. MSBuild 3.5 can target the 2.0 Framework. We can convert our solution to VS2008 beta 2 and target the solution to .NET framework 2.0. It's not enough. When we'll try to build this solution with Team Foundation Build 2005,...
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Team System Course in Tel-Aviv

יום שני, יוני 11, 2007

A unique exterme learning event will  take place in Tel-Aviv, the NESS campus, on July 2-4. The event is all about Microsoft new technologies and tools and will have classes on variety of subject, from SilverLight to C# 3.0 and other exciting issues. There will be 3 Team System courses: VSTS Overview - Ariel Gur-Arie Team System for DB Professionals – an intensive introduction  - Maor David Team System for Testers - Guy Kolbis The speakers are VSTS experts that will talk not just about features and capabilities but will also share their field experince and knowledge. You can register throught the link I've pasted here.    
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ALM User Group – Third Meeting Summary

יום רביעי, מאי 16, 2007

On Monday we held the third meeting of Israeli ALM User group. This session was dedicated to Team Build features. Excellent presentation was held by Dudu Shmaya from Clarizen. Dudu is extremely smart guy and we are always happy to work with him. We are still working on user group home page. In the meanwhile, you can download complete slide deck and demo projects from here. Presentation and demos from our previous session (dedicatted to Testing) can be found here.
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