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Questions tagged [tfs]

For questions about Microsoft's Team Foundation Server - a team-oriented software development toolset, including: IDE integration, version control, CI, agile tools.

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How to completely replace master with another branch in TFS Azure Devops

Using TFS Azure Devops, there is a repo with valid code being maintained in a secondary branch. However, the master branch is multiple years out of date. I want to obliterate the contents of master ...
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How to automate provisioning of TFS agents with all the required software's using Ansible? [closed]

I want to automate TFS build agent provisioning and installation using Ansible. How should I do it?
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How to setup multiple build environments in Azure DevOps/TFS2018?

So I have an application that contains an ASP.NET Core backend and a React frontend (pure static). In our TFS 2018, we have created a Build that does the following: Get sources from the repo Get ...
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How to keep original and new repositories in sync during a migration? (including the commit history)

We have a git repository that is currently hosted on Azure Devops and have to migrate it to our in house TFS 2017 git (the move is due to a business decision). But during this setup we need to run ...
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In Azure Devops and TFS, is it possible to create a build artifact and release definition in a different collection than the original code repository?

I have code repo held in Collection 1 and, using this code repo, I am trying to create a Build artifact and Release definition in a different Collection 2. Is this even possible?
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Creating a task for a backlog item automated in the release pipeline of VSTS

I'm looking for a possibility to create a task and attach it to a backlog-item from the release pipeline in Microsofts TFS/VSTS. So far I couldn't find anything that would make this possible. Has ...
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Email notifications to Business approvers

Have been searching around the web, but I can't seem to find what I need and I'm loath to put something custom together without definitely ruling out some sort of supported solution. Due to auditing ...
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Build and Deploy Pre-compiled ASP .NET application with TFS vNext

I have set up a build and release process in TFS for my ASP .NET application. The build compiles the application into a package as an artifact. The release process does a web deploy and overrides ...
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Test coverage of changed code in pull requests in git-tfs

We have a lot of legacy code that have poor test coverage. We wish that all new code that is checked in through pull requests has (close to) full test coverage. What is the best approach or tools to ...
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How to automate unit testing a UWP app?

I have a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) application, but I am having trouble testing it. First off, there seems to be some issue with running MSTest in the latest versions of Visual Studio (...
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Why is my build script only failing when it is run in a vNext build?

I am running a build process on an on-prem server with TFS 2017 and vNext. The build works, but it takes 20+ minutes. This is an application that does msbuild, ngc, yarn, and karma. I would be totally ...
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Where does TFS 2017 actually store artifacts?

We had been using a TFS build process that copies build output to some fileshare for later use. But with TFS 2017 we want to use that fancy "Publish Artifacts" build stage that has the TFS server ...
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Build user for Visual Studio Online

Using visual studio online, do I need a separate user for the purpose of ferrying code/builds across machines. I understand that the built in service account builds code and can publish, but with ...
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Does TFS Build have something like a Jenkinsfile?

I've seen some custom settings files used in combination with TFS build, but nothing native. Does Team Foundation Server or Visual Studio Team Services have a Jenkinsfile-like, declarative method for ...