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Jakob Ehn Visual Studio ALM MVP February 2012 Entries
Managing Build Templates with Community TFS Build Manager
A year ago I blogged about how to manage your build process templates using the TFS API. The main reason for doing this is that you can (and should!) store your “golden” build process templates in a common location in your TFS project collection, and then add them to each team project that requires those templates. This way, you can fix a bug or add a new feature in one place and have the change affect all build definitions. However, by having the build process templates in a single location, the ......

Posted On Tuesday, February 21, 2012 2:02 PM

Handling Warnings and Errors with InvokeProcess in TFS 2010 Build
The InvokeProcess activity is very useful when it comes to running shell commands and external command line tools during a build process. When it comes to integrating with TFS source control during a build, the TF.exe command line tool can be your friend, as it lets you do most of the usual stuff such as check-in, checkout, add, modify workspaces etc. However, it can be a bit tricky to handle the output from tf.exe, since it often produces warnings that is not necessarily a problem for your build. ......

Posted On Wednesday, February 1, 2012 8:55 PM

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