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.

infrastructure

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.

infrastructure

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.

infrastructure

Azure Active Directory B2B: How it works

By Dawid on (tags: active directory, azure, b2b, categories: azure, infrastructure, code)

B2B is based on invitation model which lets you enable access to your corporate applications from partner-managed identities. You can provide email along with the applications you want to share and send invitation to your partners, customers or anyone else who have account in Azure Active Directory. Azure AD sends them an email invite with a link. The partner user follows the link and is prompted to sign in using their Azure AD account or sign up for a new Azure AD account.