[Visual Studio Extension Of The Day] Community TFS Build Manager (Alpha)

Community TFS Build Manager

The Community TFS Build Manager is developed as part of the Community TFS Build Extensions CodePlex project.

The Community TFS Build Manager has been created for two reasons.

  1. An implementation of the Team Foundation Build API which is referenced by the Rangers Build Customization Guidance V2 (available H1 2012)
  2. Provide a solution to a real problem. The Community TFS Build Manager is intended to ease the management of builds in medium to large Team Foundation Server environments, though it does provide a few features which all users may find useful.

Current Feature Set

  • View and sort Builds and Build Definitions across multiple Build Controllers and Team Projects
  • Bulk operations on Build Definitions
    • Change Build Templates
    • Queue
    • Enable
    • Disable
    • Delete
    • Set Retention Policies
  • Clone Build Definitions (includes workspace mapping translation)
  • Create a DGML image of your Builds and Controllers
  • Bulk operations on Builds
    • Delete
    • Open Drop Folders
    • Retain Indefinitely

NOTE: A standalone Windows Application is available in the release from CodePlex.

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Originally posted at "Hosam Kamel| Developer & Platform Evangelist"

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