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Part 2 - Automating a Visual Studio Build with PowerShell

In my prior blog post on this topic, I showed how to use the PowerShell Start-Process command to initiate the rebuild of a Visual Studio solution using MSBUILD. With today's post, I'll show how I've wrapped this call into a PowerShell function to make it more PowerShell friendly.

Posted On Friday, May 27, 2011 3:12 PM

Automating a Visual Studio Build with PowerShell - Part 1

After participating in the 2011 Scripting Games, I started thinking that I could use PowerShell to automate the build process and cut the QA release time significantly. I've started developing some scripts to make this happen and through this article would like to start sharing some of the useful functions.

Posted On Friday, May 20, 2011 1:48 PM

A Custom DNS Name for my SQL Azure Database Server

The published SQL Azure documentation indicates that authentication may require the suffix "@servername" (where servername is your SQL Azure server name) attached to your username. There is little additional information provided to differentiate the required scenarios...

Posted On Monday, May 9, 2011 2:14 PM

How to Get Error/Exception Details in PowerShell Catch Block

For the last couple of weeks I have been required to import a data log file (CSV) from a legacy SCADA system into my centralized data management system. It occured to me today that I might be able to use PowerShell to automate some of the importing steps which include import to a DEV, QA and Production system. I'm still working on this script, but in the process of developing it, I had a need to learn more about an exception that was occuring in the script...

Posted On Friday, May 6, 2011 12:17 PM

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