Rate the quality of a completed build

One way you can manage your completed builds is to manually rate the quality of each build. For example, depending on the outcome of a set of manual tests, you could rate a completed build's quality as Ready for Deployment, Rejected, or Under Investigation. By rating the quality of completed builds, you enable team members to filter the Build Explorer window to show only builds with specific quality ratings.

You can use the pre-defined build quality values, or you can use your own rating system by creating custom quality values. For more information, see Add or remove build quality values.

Required Permissions

To perform this procedure, your Edit build quality permission must be set to Allow. For more information, see Permission reference for Team Foundation Server.

To rate the quality of a completed build in Build Explorer

  1. In Team Explorer:

    1. If you are not already connected to the team project that you want to work in, then connect to the team project.

    2. Choose Home iconHome, and then choose Builds IconBuilds.

    3. On the Builds page, choose Actions, and then choose View My Builds.

    The Build Explorer window opens.

  2. In Build Explorer, on the Completed tab , open the shortcut menu for the build whose quality you want to rate, and then choose Edit Build Quality.

    A drop-down list appears in the Build Quality column.

  3. From the drop-down list, choose the build quality value that you want to assign to this build.

    The chosen build quality is updated in Build Explorer.

To rate the quality of a completed build in the build results window

  1. In the Build Explorer window, locate the build whose quality you want to rate, and then double-click it, or open its shortcut menu and choose Open.

  2. At the top of the build results window, choose the quality menu—the words <No Quality Assigned> are displayed in it—and then choose a quality value.