infrastructure

TFS 2017 copy build definition template between team projects

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

Over a year ago I’ve presented a solution to copy build definitions between team projects in new Team Foundation Server 2015. That was a workaround for missing functionality in TFS, so there was no standard way to save the build definition as a template and reuse it outside the scope of current team project. Well, in TFS 2017 it hasn’t change yet…

infrastructure

TFS 2015 – Setting up build agent on separate machine

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

Recently we’ve installed and configured the Team Foundation Server on premise infrastructure. This was described here. In this post I would like to show you how to install and configure the build agent to work on a different machine separately from the TFS server, as it turned out to be quite tricky.

infrastructure

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.