Who requested this build?

In certain scenarios you may want to take different actions based on user who have requested the build (or may simply want to report that in log file).  Though the Team Build stores the name of the user who has requested the build (and this is shown in the UI), the value is not passed to…

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How to find if build is in progress?

In v1, we do not exposed an option in the UI or otherwise to check whether the build machine is free or not.  If the build machine is not free and you fire a build, you get an error back, which is fine.  However, if you want to queue builds or pick one of the…

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Setting different drop location with same build type

There was this question in Team Foundation forums – We have developers at two different sites.   Is it possible to have a single team build type that we can run on build machines at each site using a drop location local to the site? In Team Build, there is an option to override Build Directory…

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My list of interesting stuff at PDC2005

My laundry list of product/technology/features that I liked at PDC (based mostly on keynotes):   Product/Technology: Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server (hey, it is my product :)) – This will give IBM Rational run for their bucks. Windows Presentation Foundation (a.k.a. Avalon) and XAML – The next generation mind-blowing UI Expression suite (Acryllic, Sparkle…

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First blog is tough

First blog is tough to write. So I think; it took me 6 months after creating the id to come up with this first blog.  Do not let your ignorance compel you into thinking this as procrastination. I have list of 1001 valid excuses! (One of which is I could not blog because the dog…

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