Deploy SSIS packages from TFS/VSTS Build/Release

Automating BI projects, based on Microsoft tooling, was always a bit painful. Personally, all of the things shipped with SSDT seemed a bit unloved from a Microsoft side. What I would like to show you in this post is how I managed to automate the build and deployment of my Integration Services Projects (.dtproj type). […]

Using global application host file in Visual Studio 2015+

In moving one of the projects from VS2013 to VS2015 I realized that IISExpress settings specified in the users applicationhost.config file got overridden. After a quick search, it came to me that another applicationhost.config file was created by the VS2015 and placed in the .vs/config folder under the root of my project. This is, however, […]

TextTransform issues after VS Project Upgrade

Recently I moved one of my projects from Visual Studio 2012 to Visual Studio 2015. Considering the project type, I was hoping for a smooth upgrade. However that was not the case. Once I tried building my solution I started getting the following error: The command “”C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\TextTemplating\14.0\TextTransform.exe”” -out “bin\LinkSet.xml” “App_Data\”” exited […]