2015 Team Foundation Build release notes
VSTS | TFS 2017 | TFS 2015
This topic is archived. For the latest news on Build and Release, see the News about VSTS.
Moved to this site from VSTS:
Hosted build controller for XAML builds
Build Universal apps
You can build Universal apps.
Why hasn't my build started? What are my build agents doing?
You can see information about what's delaying your build from starting.
More efficient repo cleaning
On the Repository tab of the build definition, when you set Clean to true, the cleaning is now done this way:
Git: git clean -fdx, git reset -hard HEAD
TFVC: undo pending changes and scorch.
If you want this switch to work differently, then on the Variables tab, set the
Build.Clean variable to:
allif you want to delete Agent.BuildDirectory, which is the entire working folder that contains the sources folder, binaries folder, artifact folder, and so on.
sourceif you want to delete Build.SourcesDirectory.
binaryIf you want to delete Build.BinariesDirectory.
Access the OAuth token from your script
Scripts can now use the build process OAuth token to access the VSTS REST API. See Use a script to customize your build process.
New home page and 3-column layout.
Added and updated build steps:
Build and Deploy your Node.js Application to an Azure web app (added missing argument)
New things you can do
You can contribute build steps as extensions.
See the build status for your repository in the code view.
You can see what agents are currently running and have run on the agent pools tab.
Added change account option for build agent.
Added Node.js handler to windows agent to enable many build tasks to have a single implementation.
Enabled Pull Requests build policy on cross-platform agent.
Enabled cross-platform agent to publish markdown files to build summary via the
##vso[build.uploadsummary]local file path command.