I’ve already covered installation of Monitoring Agent for Visual Studio Online Application Insights. Actually the service is in preview and the setup experience is changed from the first one. At date of Today, during installation phase, setup asks you the type of agent you need, but it does not asks you if you want to [...]

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If you want to upgrade Release Management for TFS 2013 to Update 1 you surely noticed that there is no Update 1 upgrade package, but you should first uninstall the old version of Release Management and the install again the version with Update 1. While this does not delete any previous settings and simply upgrade [...]

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If you have a TFS Builds that fails with an error like this one, even if you have installed Visual Studio 2013 on your build server. The imported project “C:\Program Files (x86)\MSBuild\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v11.0\SSDT\Microsoft.Data.Tools.Schema.SqlTasks.targets” was not found. Confirm that the path in the <Import> declaration is correct, and that the file exists on disk The reason could [...]

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I’ve done some blog post on customizing TFS Build with PowerShell scripts and the very first question I got from this approach is How can I store some PowerShell modules “somewhere” and have them available for all Build Agents? This is a real good question, but sadly enough it has no out-of-the-box answer. Luckily enough [...]

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I have a customer that experiences this error during a build with Lab Management: Exception Message: Team Foundation Server could not complete the deployment task for machine xxx ….Server stack trace:    at Microsoft.TeamFoundation.Lab.Workflow.Activities.RunDeploymentTask.ExecuteDeploymentTask.RunCommand(AsyncState state)   at System.Runtime.Remoting.Messaging.StackBuilderSink._PrivateProcessMessage(IntPtr md, Object[] args, Object server, Object[]& outArgs)   at System.Runtime.Remoting.Messaging.StackBuilderSink.AsyncProcessMessage(IMessage msg, IMessageSink replySink)Exception rethrown at [0]:    at System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy.EndInvokeHelper(Message reqMsg, Boolean [...]

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