Author Archives: Maarten Balliauw

Send Visual Studio Online Team Room Notifications from TeamCity

Continuous Integration is all about quick feedback on changes in our code. TeamCity lets us subscribe to important events that may take place during the build process, such as succesful builds, build failures and so on. Email, Jabber, IDE and … Continue reading

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Integrating TeamCity and Visual Studio Online Work Items

Continuous Integration only makes sense if there’s an easy way to verify the quality of our codebase and when we can easily correlate builds with our issue tracker and the source code itself. Out of he box, TeamCity provides integration … Continue reading

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TeamCity integrates with Visual Studio Online and Azure – Special offer for MSDN subscribers

A large number of TeamCity users are working with Microsoft technologies and platforms such as Visual Studio Online and Azure, both fantastic tools in their respective areas. We are really excited to announce several new integration points between TeamCity and these tools! Special TeamCity … Continue reading

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Introducing TeamCity Azure plugin – Run builds in the cloud

In a large TeamCity setup with many projects, it’s often very difficult to predict the load on build agents, for example during releases. One minute we need only one agent to be running, the next minute we need 50. Not … Continue reading

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TeamCity and Visual Studio Online Source Control

Many teams are working with Visual Studio Online (VSO), a hosted Team Foundation Server that provides source control and issue tracking as a cloud service. While VSO comes with a build server as well, lots of developers prefer to use TeamCity … Continue reading

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Continuous Delivery to IIS or Windows Azure Web Sites

Deploying ASP.NET applications can be done in a multitude of ways. Some build the application on a workstation and then xcopy it over to the target server. Some use a build server, download the artifacts, change the configuration files and … Continue reading

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User Interface Tips and Tricks

When working with software daily, every once in a while you discover some little hidden gems that make the experience more user-friendly and/or more fun. In this post we’ll explore some of the lesser-known features available in TeamCity UI that … Continue reading

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NuGet Package Restore with TeamCity

When working with NuGet we can make use of package restore. The concept is simple: instead of committing packages that we depend on to source control, we only commit the list of dependencies we need and download the assemblies during … Continue reading

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The Power of Meta-Runner – Custom runners with ease

TeamCity comes with a series of Runners out of the box which offer support for different functionalities such as MSBuild, Ant, Code Inspections, Gradle support, etc. In addition to these, there are a variety of runners that are supported via … Continue reading

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First-class PHP Continuous Integration using TeamCity

A while ago we blogged about using TeamCity to do Continuous Integration for PHP. TeamCity developers never seem to sleep: with TeamCity 8 a new feature called meta-runners was introduced. Meta runners allow us to reuse build steps by representing … Continue reading

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