Wednesday, July 30, 2014
The problem I had with the scripts included in the TFS Build Extensions is that it uses the Build Number or Label. This does not really make sense to me so I started hacking at it.
Fortunately it was not as big a task as trying to delve into the new build definition's workflow and trying to find the variables that "used to" exists.
If you are interested, I have posted the resulting PowerShell.
Simply add this to the TFS repository, and then reference it as a pre-build step in your build definition and you will notice that your AssemblyVersionInfo.cs files are updated before the build, replacing the revision to the changeset number.
This will give you a reference from the actual assemblies back to the code or changeset that they originate from.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Last week Microsoft hosted a Release Management for Team Foundation Server 2013 talk where I ran through managing releases using Release Management.
I am pleased to say that there was literarily not a seat available, and the audience was responsive and interested. This is obviously a topic that is on a lot of people's minds.
For more information, you can visit the official site.
If you are interested, I have uploaded the slides here.
We will have to try and schedule a similar event shortly
Thank you to all those that attended and participated, and to Microsoft for making it possible.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
A while ago I did a comparison between TFS and Rational Team Concert.
It came up in a discussion amongst the ALM Rangers and I posted it here for information purposes.
Feature / Component
Rational Team Concert
Visual Studio & MS Test Manager
Rational Functional Tester
Visual Studio Integration
Windows Workflow Foundation and MSBuild
Code review workflow
Branching & Merging
This is a very high level and brief overview, if you have any comments corrections or additional information, feel free to give me a shout.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Getting to know Release Management…
In partnership with Microsoft SA, Team Foundation Consulting will be bringing you an afternoon focussed on Release Management.
Join us and see how to manage your deployment to create better value.
This event is free and seats are limited.
Please reserve your seat now.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Seems Microsoft has finally released the pricing model for Visual Studio Online!
|Edition||Note||Intro Price||Actual Price||More info|
|Basic||5 users free||$10.00 per additional user||$20.00||http://www.visualstudio.com/en-za/products/visual-studio-online-basic-vs|
|Professional||Incl VS Pro||$22.50 pp||$45.00||http://www.visualstudio.com/en-za/products/visual-studio-online-professional-vs|
The interesting thing here is that the Professional subscription actually includes a "rented" version of VS Professional for the duration of the subscription. The downside is that you can only have up to 10 pro users on your account.
For an overview go and look here: http://www.visualstudio.com/products/visual-studio-online-overview-vs
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
1) You can now specify the TFS server's cache as part of the install. So you are able to put it on a non-system drive
2) Looking at the upgrade process there were a couple of hints, and I finally tracked it down in the test area… It would appear that you are - or at least will be able to share parameters across test cases -- very cool…
You will also notice that web access is looking a lot closer to Visual Studio Online
Wonder when the application insights will become available on-premise