Aaron Hallberg

Team Build (Build Automation) - Visual Studio North Carolina

July, 2007

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About Aaron Hallberg

I am currently a developer for Team Build, the build automation feature of Team Foundation Server.  Prior to that I worked on the Environmental Benefits Mapping and Analysis Program (BenMAP), a tool used by the EPA to estimate the health and economic impacts of air pollution.  Prior to that I worked on speech software, including the Microsoft Text-to-Speech (TTS) engine, the Speech API (SAPI), and the Microsoft Speech Server. 

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    Visual Studio Team System Chat - August 1st

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    There's another couple of chats coming up - here's the info: Visual Studio Team System Chat – August 1st Join members of the Visual Studio Team System product group to discuss features available in Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Team Editions for...
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    MSBuild Property Evaluation

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    I needed a reference on MSBuild property evaluation to link to from another post I've been working on, and discovered that such a thing doesn't really exist! (Or, alternatively, that my web search skills are not what they once were) Unfortunately, this...
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    Determining Whether Tests Passed in Team Build Orcas

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    In a blog post back in September of last year I described how to use a custom task to determine whether tests had passed in Team Build v1. In Team Build Orcas, you should be able to accomplish this same goal using the new built-in task GetBuildProperties...
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    Team Build DevEnv Task

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    Because many Visual Studio project types are not supported in MSBuild, many Team Build users end up needing to invoke DevEnv directly. There is a fair amount of confusion about how to do this best / simplest - I've written two posts ( here and here )...
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    Getting the Modified Files for a Team Build Build in Orcas

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    In a post back in January, 2007 I discussed a method for figuring out which files had changed since the previous Team Build build. In a March, 2007 post I mentioned that a new feature in Orcas makes this process quite a bit easier... Well - here are the...
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    Team Build and Web Deployment Projects

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    Various issues arise when trying to use Team Build with Web Deployment Projects (which are a Visual Studio 2005 add-in available for download here ). I'm going to try and use this post as a repository for these issues and their workarounds, etc. Team...
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