Building a website with TFS build.

Normally, it is a best practice to not include the bin folder of your solution to source control, in TFS; However, there is an exception to this, when it comes to building websites with team build. Issue When building a website with TFS build (vNext and XAML), and the Bin folder is not added to source…


Running Automated Test on agent machine using vNext Build

We have been getting lot of customer requests for asking the steps to execute automated test on agent machine using vNext build. This blogs will help you configure and execute an automates test on agent machine using vNext build. Create a new Empty vNext build definition and add the following steps. The remainder of the…


Code Review default queries not fetching data after upgrading to TFS 2015

We recently noticed that code review default queries are not fetching and displaying the data in team explorer. This behavior is noticed only for the reviewer’s login with the code review default query for the team project, which are upgraded from TFs 2013 version to TFS 2015. We tried a new work item query to…


How to add iterations in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)?

Lately, we’ve had some customers with the question, “Where is the + sign to add Iterations in VSTS?” There is a slight change in the way how you normally add Iterations in Visual Studio team System (VSTS). Here are the steps: Click on the 3 dots (…) that you see on the top right hand…


Readiness check fails on Application Tier with the error, “Cannot create a binding on port ‘XXX’ because the specified certificate could not be found. Select a different certificate and then re-run the readiness checks”

TFS 2015 Update 2 gives the option of editing the Site bindings on IIS as part of the configuration itself. This way, when you upgrade/restore TFS, you get an option to change the various settings such as port, virtual directory. Recently, we came across a unique issue with a customer where TFS 2015.2.1 was configured…


Release hub showing “Release Management is in trial and available to all basic users.”

Recently, we have seen clients concerned that the licensed TFS version displays the message “Release Management is in trial and available to all basic users.” In the Release hub, (Click image to enlarge, please) This is by design. The reason behind the message displayed is, In the earlier licensing model of RM version, only ‘Advanced…