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2017 (2)

Setting up .net core continuous integration build with...

You might be wondering after recently posting Setting up a standard continuous integration build with VSTS/TFS why I'd need to post specifically on .net core. After all it's still a Visual Studio solution so things should just work, the keyword here

 

Setting up a standard continuous integration build with...

If you do a quick Google for pros of setting up continuous integration you'll come across a lot of articles about how good setting up continuous integration (CI) is compared to googling cons of setting up continuous integration which basically gives

 

2016 (2)

Visual Studio Team Services Overview - Video Series

A couple weeks ago I was asked to present at DUT to a group of students. The presentation was quite a long one so I had to cut some bits out in order to present in the timeslot that I had. So I decided that I'd record all the content and post it up s

 

VSTS widget for GitHub badges

When I first heard about the SDK for widgets in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) I wanted to make a couple of widgets, one of these was a GitHub widget that would show some info from any GitHub repo on your VSTS dashboard. This can can be helpful w

 

2015 (8)

Setting up TFS Build Agents fast

So you could make a script that can do the bits below but if you don’t here is how you can easily create build agents fast for TFS 2015+ or VSO. Now I’m not saying you should run a million agents of a single machine but this could be applied the same

 

A 'Hello World' for VSTS Extensions

So if you haven't heard yet VSO Extensions are now in a private preview where you can sign up to get into the preview on extensions integration site. These extensions in the shortest sentence a supported way of doing customizations to VSO that will r

 

Creating Iterations in VSTS

This post is part of an overall Series on Visual Studio Online. Click on the gear icon in the top right corner of VSO Then click on Iterations You should now see your Iterations for this Team Project From here you can add New child iterations t

 

Connecting Test Manager to VSTS

This post is part of an overall Series on Visual Studio Online. So for the developers we have connected Visual Studio to VSO but what about something for the QA guys. Well we all know that they spend a lot of time in Microsoft Test Manager so here's

 

Connecting Visual Studio to VSTS

This post is part of an overall Series on Visual Studio Online. Long Way After you have a new Team Project in VSO you would eventually want to connect your Visual Studio to it. Open Visual Studio Open Team Explorer by click View and then Team Expl

 

Creating your first VSTS Team Project

This post is part of an overall Series on Visual Studio Online. So leading off from the last post in the series where we just created a new VSO account we can click on our account in the list of accounts and then we are taken to the Create your fir

 

Create a new VSTS account

This post is part of an overall Series on Visual Studio Online. To get this series started we will start with the most basic of activities which is creating a new Visual Studio Online account. Navigate to http://www.visualstudio.com/ in your favorite

 

How to Enable Alternate Credentials in Visual Studio Team...

Your VSO Account Ok so obviously the first you need is to have a VSO account. If you have one already, awesome, continue on and skip this section. If not then you can get at http://www.visualstudio.com/. All you need to do is click on Sign up, fill

 

2014 (8)

Creating a VSTS Account for Demos

I need a VSO account for Demos which needs to be separate from my personal and business VSO accounts. The problem is though if you go to the Visual Studio Online page and click Get started for free and then sign in with your existing account detail

 

Upgrade/Publish TFS 2013 Process Templates with PowerShell

I use to make a lot of TFS customizations and had to apply the template changes to multiple team projects which took a bit of time. Depending on the method you use it could be a quick or loooong process . When I first started doing customizations I u

 

TFS Work Item Visualizers

In my last post (Introduction to DotNet Pretty) I mentioned that I would be added more visualizers to DotNet Pretty soon . Today I finally managed to get around to that and added some visualizers for TFS Work Items. 3 new visualizers were added 2 deb

 

Creating "fake" TFS Builds

This post has been ported from https://gbeeming.wordpress.com/2013/10/06/creating-fake-tfs-builds/. Sometimes you can’t always use the tools you want to use. This is especially true when there is already a bunch of stuff setup around existing tools.

 

TF400917: The current configuration is not valid for this...

UPDATE: This has been identified as a bug and will be fixed in the next release for on-premise So if you have a lot customizations in your process template there is a slight chance you would have seen the error below after the upgrade. If you have c

 

Increase the value of your dashboard with TFS 2013 Update 2

Did you hear? Somasegar blogged that Team Foundation Server 2013 RC is a go-live release. What does that mean for you and your customers? One word AWESOMENESS You might be wonder why I'm so excited about this release. One of the many reasons wh

 

TF400324: Team Foundation services are not available from...

This post was originally found on my old blog at http://gbeeming.wordpress.com/2013/06/28/tf400324-team-foundation-services-are-not-available-from-server/. Full Error TF400324: Team Foundation services are not available from server <Server/Collect

 

Download Brian Keller's VM with PowerShell

So yesterday and update for Brian Keller's VM (Visual Studio 2013 Application Lifecycle Management Virtual Machine and Hands-on-Labs / Demo Scripts) was release "Updated January 9, 2014: The VM was upgraded to include all applicable Visual Studio 201

 

2013 (2)

Add work item links from check in comments

The other night while watching the Visual Studio 2013 Launch a question came up asking if the team had added support yet for automatically linking work items to the change set created  when checking in as it currently is in Git. Currently this f

 

TypeScript : Emit Error: Write to file failed..

I have been playing around with TypeScript for a while and usually I just publish from my machine but today I decided to setup a CI build for the solution and found that I received the error  <Path to file>.ts (1): Emit Error: Write to file fa

 
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