TFS 2015 Update 2: Gated checkin for the new build system (build vNext)

When we shipped the new build system with TFS 2015, we ran out of time to add gated checkin. A lot of customers depend on gated checkin for their workflows, and as a result they’ve been unable to move to the new build system. I’m happy to say we’ve now fixed that. Among the many…

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How to create a team project in the web UI in TFS 2015 Update 2

You no longer have to use the version of Visual Studio Team Explorer that matches your server to create a team project. For the first time ever, you can now create a team project from the web UI with Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2 or newer. This is something you’ve been able to do…

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NuGet packages for TFS and Visual Studio Online .NET client object model

For the past couple of releases we’ve released the Team Foundation Server/Visual Studio Online client object model as a downloadable installer (aka MSI). Additionally, the license for it did not include the right to package it in an application for redistribution. As a result, it was inconvenient for builds and added friction for installing an…

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How to see activity and job history in TFS 2012

[Update 9/15/14] Here you can find permissions for these pages. [Update 4/24/15] Added information about filtering job history by result. With TFS 2012, we introduced a new feature in the web UI that makes it easy to look at the activity and job history on your TFS 2012 server (this feature was first introduced in…

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