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 […]

Available modules for TFS 2015 build tasks

It is not yet well documented but if you are writing a custom build task for your TFS 2015 build system, you get at your disposition some of the modules that are made available by your VsoWorker. As I couldn’t find a list of available modules and cmdlets they expose, I decided to dig into […]