Scott Hanselman: Ah, the thankless life of the Build Master

Greetings. Today we share the Foreword that Scott Hanselman graciously contributed to Sayed Hashimi and William Bartholomew’s Supplement to Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, 2nd Edition (ISBN 9780735678163). This Supplement adds coverage of new topics to what Scott calls Sayed and Willam’s “missing manual” for MSBuild. As Scott says,…

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New book: Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, Second Edition

We’re excited to announce that Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, Second Edition written by Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi and William Bartholomew (ISBN 9780735645240; 624 pages) is now available for purchase!   In today’s post, please enjoy an excerpt from Chapter 17, “Web Deployment Tool, Part 1,” which describes what MSDeploy is,…

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Author news: Sayed Hashimi on MSBuild, Part 2

Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi, co-author of the much-praised book Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735626287; 432 pages), returns to dnrTV in show #158, in which Sayed shows some third-party MSBuild scripts, tools, and tasks. The video is 53 minutes, 18 seconds. At the 25:55 point, Sayed begins…

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Author news: New MSBuild video by Sayed Hashimi

Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi is the co-author of the much-praised book Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735626287; 432 pages). dnrTV has just released an extremely detailed video in which Sayed introduces and steps through the functionality of MSBuild. The video is 50 minutes, 21 seconds, and…

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Author news: William Bartholomew on Team Foundation Build

Just wanted to quickly point you to an excellent interview with William Bartholomew offered by Radio TFS. William and Sayed Hashimi are the much-praised authors of Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build (Microsoft Press, 2009). Check out the reviews at Amazon to get a sense of just how welcome and…

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Author news: Sayed & William are now nine for nine

If you follow our blog, you know that we’ve been tracking response to Sayed Hashimi and William Bartholomew’s Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build (Microsoft Press, 2009) and that the guys have been getting great reviews for the book. The book’s ninth review on Amazon, posted on Friday, is another 5-star…

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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…

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Let’s call it five for five (Sayed and William)

Steven St Jean just posted a review of Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735626287) on his blog. It joins the stellar reviews on Amazon. Steven’s review is the most detailed yet. He has put a lot of work into the review, so please be sure…

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I can’t resist: Sayed and William are now four for four

And the reason I can’t resist is that the fourth Amazon review of their Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build (Microsoft Press, 2009; ISBN: 9780735626287) is, yes, another 5-star review but also not to be missed. The reviewer, Mohammad Jalloul, is a Microsoftie (like me); Sayed and William are not….

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Sayed and William are now three for three

We won’t keep this up (although the streak might continue), but the third review on Amazon of Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi and William Bartholomew’s Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build is another rave, titled “A ‘must have’ for any budding build master.” The reviewer says the book is also “a ‘must…

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