Custom nuget.exe for TFS 2015 build

Introduction I had a couple of users complaining about not being able to restore a specific version of AutoMapper package during their build. A quick search showed me that they are not the only one facing this issues and that this is quite a common problem. I verified that I’m able to reproduce this issue […]

XL Deploy and TFS 2015 – Building, Importing and Deploying Packages

Recently XebiaLabs released a build task for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015 that facilitates the integration of the vNext build pipeline with their product, XL Deploy. The new build task is capable of creating a deployment archive (DAR package), importing it to an instance of XL Deploy, and […]

Passing values between TFS 2015 build steps

Introduction It may happen that you need to pass or make available a value from one build step in your build definition, to all other build steps that are executed after that one. It is not well documented, but there are two ways of passing values in between build steps. Both of the approaches I […]