Sayed & William are now eight for eight


In late March, the last time we checked in on Amazon reviews of Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735626287), Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi and William Bartholomew were four for four: all the reviews were 5 stars. Yep, their streak has continued.


Check out the titles of the eight 5-star reviews:



  • Fantastic Reference for integrating Team Foundation Build with MSBuild, not for beginners
  • Fills the void
  • The best book for learning MSBuild
  • Best book on the subject, hands down
  • The Definitive Companion on MSBuild and Team Build 2008
  • A “must have” for any budding build master
  • Highly Impressed
  • The book that everyone who does builds with Visual Studio needs

And here’s a snippet from one of the recent reviews:



This book made a huge difference in helping me achieve a clean and efficient implementation. I was able to have any number of Team Builds all using a single (master) TFSBuild.proj file with calls to reusable code for all the builds. I was able to add and configure a new team build in minutes without creating any redundant code. I have yet to plumb all the depths of this book and look forward to it with great expectations!


Congratulations, guys!

Comments (3)

  1. Thanks Devon, and thanks of course to everyone that has bought our book!

  2. When we hit 4 for 4 I was feeling pretty good, now it is even sweeter 🙂