Visual Studio 2010 / .NET 4

TH10 Team Foundation Server 2010 Builds: Understand, Configure and Customize


10:05 AM - 11:20 AM

Benjamin Day

Consultant & Trainer

Benjamin Day Consulting, Inc.

The new Build system in TFS2010 could be the best new feature in the product. Actually, it’s almost definitely the best new feature in the product. It’s been completely re-written to use Windows Workflow and has done away with the old-style, clunky TFS2008 Team Build scripts. (Buh-bye, MSBuild.) It’s better integrated with Source Control through the new Gated Checkin feature that requires a build to pass before code can be checked in. (Buh-bye, broken builds.) There’s even integration with Lab Management. Let’s just say that there have been a lot of changes. In this talk, Ben will start by giving you a tour of the new features. Then he’ll move on to show you how to configure your build servers and builds. Finally, he’ll show you how to extend and customize the default build scripts to handle environment-specific configuration files, configuring IIS applications, and more.

You will learn:

  • The features of TFS 2010 builds and why to use them
  • Customizing the default build scripts by re-arranging and addition additional out-of-the-box functionality
  • Creating custom Windows Workflow activities



Keynote Announced!

Cameron Skinner

Visual Studio 11: Turning Ideas into Software

The world of software today is defined by the word “Experience”. You can see it in the way people have adopted new experiences for devices of different form factors, you can see it in how people want to experience their information and you can see it in the context of how people interact to build software solutions. Regardless of the solution you’re building, the fundamental need for a compelling experience exists. In Visual Studio 11, Microsoft aims to ensure that developers have all the tooling to create compelling user experiences, an IDE that sets a new bar for the developer experience and a family of products dramatically improves the team experience for everyone.

Cameron Skinner, General Manager, Visual Studio Ultimate, Microsoft


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