Disabling Get Sources step in vNext build

Applies to/Tested on: TFS 2017/VSTS One of my customer wanted to disable the Get Sources operation in vNext build, which will happen by default with the execution of the build. Following are some of the reasons where you might not want Get Sources operation be enabled. You are already doing a Get sources from TFS using a…


Visual Studio (VS) 2015.3 does not detect any files added under the folder named ‘Release’ on Team Projects with Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) on VSTS

We came across an interesting case where the user was having trouble adding new Visual Studio projects to TF version control. After adding a new file, it was not being identified as a pending add (The plus sign that we were supposed to see with new add(s) before check in on the Solution Explorer was…


TF401256: You do not have Write permissions for query Shared Queries.

Recently, we worked with a customer on an issue, where a Contributor was not able to save to Shared queries They were getting the below error. We checked permissions on Shared Queries, user is part of the Contributors group. Permissions on Shared Queries are set correctly. However, we found the license level of the User…


Build association with work Items in vNext

When switching from XAML to vNext, I realized the newer build model doesn’t update Global List. Old XAML builds enabled a work flow where work items were created on build failure and then updated those work items, associated with check-ins on successful builds. I couldn’t find a similar feature happening out of the box on…


Build and Deploy Azure Web Apps using Team Foundation Server/Services vNext Builds.

At Microsoft, we are constantly trying to improve the cloud services and integration to make it more productive and simple to accomplish complex tasks. Here’s a walkthrough on creating, publishing, building and deploying an Azure Web App using Visual Studio Team Services vNext builds. To keep this rudimentary, we will use the general template from…