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Error in TFS 2013 build – Could not load file or assembly ‘Microsoft.VisualStudio.Services.WebApi

Recently I installed TFS 2013.2 and modified some Build Templates. I also installed a separate Build Server that executes these builds for me. My build template was based on the default TFS 2013 Build template (Tfvctemplate.12.xaml) When my build executed, it ran for a while, but eventually it stopped with a nasty error message An […]

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The Road to Continuous Delivery–Part 1

Introduction Continuous Delivery. You hear and read a lot about it lately and it seems to be or become a trend. What I see in the field is that companies think about Continuous Delivery but are not completely sure what it actually means. Let alone that they can oversee the impact of a Continuous Delivery […]

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TFS Build throws CRC in GZip footer error

This week I encountered a really nasty problem with the Team Foundation Server Build Agents. Before I walk you through the details let me first explain the situation. Scenario At a customer we are building a new build “farm” (a little farm 😉 ). Currently we have 2 build servers with each 2 agents on […]

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Release Management with InRelease

Originally posted on Jasper Gilhuis:
In this post I will highlight the latest addition to the Visual Studio product suite, InRelease. This Release Management tool, which was recently acquired by Microsoft, is meant for bridging the gap between Development and Operations by providing a clear, repeatable, automated deployment procedure. This post has been written with…

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Hidden Gems in TFS 2012–Part 8 Related Work Items in a Build Report

In this series of blog posts I like to highlight some features of TFS/Visual Studio that people seem to overlook. In my day to day job I often see that people don’t know about certain feature that are available in Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio or some of the Powertools. Some features are available as […]

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Custom Build Activities Type is greyed out in Build Definition editor

Lately I am quite busy with building Custom Build activities for TFS 2012. I also did this in TFS 2010 but it seems that I avoided some issues there. In my previous blog posts I described some migration issues with TFS build. This is about an issue I had with Custom Build Activities. Error when […]

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‘Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Build.Client.IProjectFile’ is obsolete

For my customer I was implementing some advanced BuildNumbering mechanism (Here can you find a good post about this). Because it was important that the stuff worked, I wrote some Unit Tests. I usually do that and need IBuildDetail. Jim Lamb has a great post about how to stub The IBuild…interfaces when you create your […]

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Lessons learned in upgrading my TFS 2010 Build templates to TFS 2012

Awaiting the Visual Studio 2012 Launch I am preparing our builds to work on TFS 2012. In my previous post I described that I updated the references and imported some namespaces and then everything worked! Because there were some issues with our current builds, I decided to restructure our build since I am already working […]

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Upgrading your Custom Build Template to TFS 2012

In the past years I have been quite busy with customizing the build for both my own and also custom organizations. Today I was experimenting with the build definitions on my TFS 2012 Release Candidate installation. I attached a TFS 2010 Team Project Collection to my TFS 2012 Server as my first step and this […]

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Error when copying Build Template “The type ‘TfsBuild.Process’ already contains a definition for…”

I do quite a lot of Build customizations and usually I create a new Build Template for each type of Build I want to do. You can choose to copy the file in the Build Definition Editor or you can just Copy/Paste the file in Windows Explorer. The advantage of the editor is that it […]

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