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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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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 β€œfarm” (a little farm πŸ˜‰ ). Currently we have 2 build servers with each 2 agents on […]

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Using WorkItemTrackingCacheRoot in your web.config files

I frequently build custom tooling against the TFS API. Sometimes Windows Applications but most of the time I build Web Applications. When building Web Applications it is no secret that your application runs under the credentials of the application pool. When accessing work items via TFS API from your web application you can get the […]

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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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TFS API – WorkItemStore is null and throws NullReferenceException

In the last weeks I wrote a migration tool to migrate test cases from Rally to Team Foundation Server. This tool is deployed to a server and runs as a Windows Service. After I made a small update to this tool suddenly my tool stopped working. My log file gave me the following error: Error […]

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