Creating custom vNext build task for Team Foundation Server 2015

By Mirek on (tags: build, tfs, vNext, categories: tools, infrastructure)

The new vNext build system in TFS 2015 is simpler and easier to manage than the previous version, Windows Workflow based, build system. It builds up from a collection of build step which you can add and remove. The collection of available build steps is pretty rich and can be extended by a custom build steps. In this post I will show you how to easy create and deploy a custom vNext build step.


Setting up a TFS 2015 on premise build system

By Mirek on (tags: msbuild, TFS 2015, categories: tools, infrastructure)

In this post I will show you a step by step guide to install and set up the on premise Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2. At the end of this tutorial you will have a working source control and build system based on TFS 2015 so you will be able to check-in the project code to it and trigger a build.

Start learning Powershell

By Mirek on (tags: Powershell, categories: tools)

If you are not yet familiar with the Powershell I can honestly recommend you to start learning it. This is a great tool with almost unlimited capabilities.


TFS 2015 clone/import/export build definition between team projects

By Mirek on (tags: build definition, clone, tfs, VSO, categories: tools, infrastructure, code)

While exploring features of the new Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2015 I found that it is not possible to reuse a build definition created in one team project into another team project. Since this is a feature that I am going to use frequently, well, every time I start a new project, this is a must have functionality. In this post I will give you a complete solution I’ve came up with.