Monitoring Build Status in your Windows Vista Sidebar

So, I have been wanting to create a sidebar gadget for a while, but I also wanted it to be something useful. In this post I have attached the source code for a sidebar gadget that monitors the build status of a particular build definition. Key Features: Each instance of the sidebar gadget monitors a…


Average Build Size

So, I haven’t actually gotten a request for this, but I thought it might be useful 🙂 This entry is based on Team Build’s next version which is available in a CTP release right now, and will be in Beta very soon (don’t ask, I don’t know when). In the next version of Team Build,…


Team Build OM thru PowerShell – Example GetAffectedBuildDefinitions

Well, it’s been a long time since I have had the time (okay made the time) to blog on something interesting. To make up for that, I have a quick entry that includes all kinds of interesting tidbits. This entry is based on Team Build’s next version which is available in a CTP release right…


Useful BuildCompletionEvent filters

In my previous post (How to filter the Build Completion Event), I explained how to change the filter for the default Build Completion event that adds to the list of builds in Team Foundation Work Item Tracking fields like “Found In Build”. What I didn’t give you were the actual filters that you probably need….


How to filter the Build Completion Event

One of the fields that ships with the standard Bug Work Item Type in Team Foundation is called “Found In Build”. It allows the user to enter the build number of the build in which they found the bug. It can be found on the Details tab of the Bug work item. The “Found In…


A new commitment and a new topic

I am committing to post more often this year. I am not sure if that will be a good thing or not. My topics will mostly be about Team Build. If you aren’t familiar with Team Foundation or Visual Studio Team System, go here: Team Build is the build automation component of Team Foundation….