A Simple Build Script for Packaging Visual Studio Extensions for Windows SharePoint Services (VSEWSS 1.3) Projects with Team Build

In a previous post, I provided a walkthrough for automating builds for VSEWSS 1.3 projects.  The script I used was based on the SharePoint Guidance Drop 11, and after using it, I felt it could be simplified.  I’m a proponent of implementing the “simplest possible thing that will work,” and the following build script contains…

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Automate SharePoint Solution Builds with Visual Studio Extensions For Windows SharePoint Services (VSEWSS) 1.3

In this walkthrough, I’ll demonstrate how to achieve automated builds and continuous integration by creating a build script for VSEWSS 1.3 solutions.  The patterns and practices SharePoint Guidance  (11 drop) contains an example build script that this article is based on, but I found some issues with it in practice that I’d like to share. …

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Team Explorer Window Won’t Open Or Is Blank

If recently worked with several developers that were unable to open the Team Explorer 2008 window (or if they did open it, the window was blank).  They had pre-release versions of Visual Studio 2008 installed and despite following the instructions on uninstalling previous versions, were unsucessful.  Having found the fix for this issue, I thought I’d share…

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TFS AutoShelve: a utility to automatically shelve check outs to the TFS server

Have you ever worked on a team where a developer went on vacation without checking in an important change?  Ever known someone that kept a file checked out over multiple days (or weeks) and lost their work because of hard drive (or other) failure?  Having seen the effect of such mishaps, I decided to implement a…

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