TeamBuild 2010: TFS Build Extensions v1.1

TeamBuild 2010: TFS Build Extensions v1.1

A quick post to inform you that Mike published yesterday a new stable release of the Community TFS Build Extensions. This release contains some bug fixes and new features.

We intend to continue on a release every 2 or 3 months. Your feedback and suggestions are welcomed, use the site’s forum for this :)

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VS vNext: News on vNext of TFS and VS

VS vNext: News on vNext of TFS and VS

This week was rich in announcement both on the next version of Windows and the next versions of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. Here is a short summary of what was said on our favorite development tools:

Cette semaine a été riche en nouvelle tant au niveau de la prochaine version de Windows que des futurs versions de Visual Studio et Team Foundation Server. Voici un petit récapitulatif des annonces faites pour nos outils de développement préférés :

That’s all for now. I’m going back to my VMs installation to prepare my next posts on TFS 11 and VS 11 installation experience and their new features :)

Carpe Diem.

TeamBuild 2010: TFS Build Extensions v1

TeamBuild 2010: TFS Build Extensions v1


Yesterday was released the first stable version of the Community TFS Build Extensions. It’s a set of new activities for TeamBuild 2010 so that you can customize your build process. Here are some of the provided activites:

  • File
  • Zip
  • AssemblyInfo
  • CodeMetrics
  • RoboCopy
  • NUnit
  • HyperV
  • TfsSource
  • Email

A big thanks to Mike Fourie the coordinator and principal contributor on the projet and to all other contributors (including me :)).

We welcome your feedback and suggestions. It’s a start and we hope to release new versions every 2 or 3 months.

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I’m on Twitter

I'm on Twitter

You can now follow me on Twitter : http://twitter.com/grouchon

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TFS 2010: Build Customization Guide

TFS 2010: Build Customization Guide

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The VisualStudio ALM Rangers just published their build customization guide!

For more infos, see the VisualStudio ALM Rangers blog or the projet’s codeplex site.

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VisualStudio vNext: ALM roadmap in video

VisualStudio vNext: ALM roadmap in video

I was talking yesterday about the ALM roadmap announced by Microsoft at the Teched North America 2011. The video of Cameron Skinner’s presentation “The Future of Microsoft Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management” is now online. You can now see those new features in action :)

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VisualStudio vNext : ALM roadmap

VisualStudio vNext : ALM roadmap

Yesterday began the Teched North America conference and Microsoft has finally announced their vision for ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) in the next version of Visual Studio.

This version concentrates around :

  • Agile developments.
  • Interaction with stakeholders.
  • Interaction with opérations.

Here’s a quick overview of what was announced.

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TFS 2010 : The TFS SDK for Java is available

TFS 2010 : The TFS SDK for Java is available

After releasing TeamExplorer Everywhere 2010, Microsoft continues to open TeamFoundation Server to non Microsoft development by publishing the TFS SDK for Java! You can download it at the following address:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=7a3c4332-6998-48ec-b689-e434d4218012&displaylang=en

You will get :

  • A unique JAR containing the TFS API. This is the same code that TeamExplorer Everywhere uses.
  • Some native code used by the TFS API. (Kerberos authentication, Keychain, …).
  • The complet  API documentation in Javadoc format.
  • Code samples.

Microsoft has also make an effort to respect Java conventions so that Java developer are not “lost”.

More details on Brian Harry’s post.

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TeamBuild 2010 : UpdateAssemblyInfo v1.1

TeamBuild 2010 : UpdateAssemblyInfo v1.1

I published the version 1.1 of my TeamBuild 2010 activity to update versioning attributes in AssemblyInfo files. This new version brings the following features:

  • Added support for the AssemblyInformationalVersion attribute with the following tokens:
    • $(version): the AssemblyVersion value after update.
    • $(fileversion): the AssemblyFileVersion value after update.
    • $(date:<format>): the current date.
  • Lowered BuildMessageImportance of successful file update from High to Normal.
  • Added VersioningSettings class to manage activity settings.

The sample workflow project was also updated to use the new VersionSettings class. If you have any remarks, bugs or request feel free to use the forum or enter an issue on codeplex.

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Eclipse : Team Explorer Everywhere 2010 SP1

Eclipse : Team Explorer Everywhere 2010 SP1

The SP1 of Team Explorer Everywhere is available at the following address:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=53c27216-c4f0-48b6-9bed-fe1718a2e3b0

To know what was shipped, please see my previous post on the beta. Two additional features were added:

  • A parameter was added in the Eclipse preferences to enable/disable auto connect to TFS on startup.
  • A list of workspaces was added to the pending changes window.

If you want to see the plugin in action, you can see, when it’s available, the web cast of my session during the TechDays 2011 : Développez en Java avec la plateforme Team Foundation Server 2010. As you may suspect, it’s in french :)

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