Monthly Archives: September 2011

Community TFS 2010 Build Extensions–September Release


The Community TFS Build Extensions just released a new version, these are a set of Team Build WF Activities that will ease the work of build masters. It has a over 100 activities that range from file activities, VMs (Hyper-V and Virtual PC, TFS objects manipulation, VB6 compiling, IIS7, code metrics, stylecop,assembly info file manipulation and powershell execution  (to name just a few).

You can read announcement in Mike Fourie’s post.

The maintainers were foolish enough to include in the latest release an activity that I wrote to build and deploy code using Visual Studio, but that is material for a soon to be published blog post.

You can go to the Codeplex project site to download the binaries or the source code.



While everyone seems to be downloading the Windows 8 developer preview from I’m downloading Visual Studio 11 developers preview and TFS 11 developers preview from MSDN. Smile (only for registered subscribers)

Go get it

[Update] Brian Keller just posted the hyper-v images with Dev11 pre installed including hands on labs. You can read more here