Mar 28

Team Foundation Server on Windows Azure Cloud – Part 5 – Team Build Service

Yesterday Microsoft announced a new cloud build service for TFS Azure [TFSPreview].
Previously you were able to do this by configuring build machine outside tfsproview account ,now Microsoft give the option to use another way which is using a pool of build machine managed in the cloud. Actually this is amazing since in many countries windows Azure account not available. Continue reading

Feb 13

Get Queued Build using TFS API

In this post i will show how to get running build in all builds controllers / Agents.

TFS explorer shows the running build information for each TFS projects one by one, suppose you have many TFS project in your single collection and you want to track whats running now, you will send a lot of time to select all all build definitions and while you finish may other build has triggered. Continue reading

Feb 13

Clone Build Definition using TFS 2010 API

When you branch from Main or Dev branch you will move all source files and artifact to the new branch since build architecture will be the same. You have the option to create or clone the build definition. Personally i prefer to clone the parent build definition instead of creating new one because may you have a specific configuration for that build and you don’t want to lose it or create it each time.
For more information about branching architecture you can refer to this link http://vsarbranchingguide.codeplex.com/

Below is the code how to clone the build definition using TFS API Continue reading