A way to build .NET 3.5 Applications with Team Build 2005
Have you downloaded VS2008 and started using it to create .NET 3.5 solutions? Pretty cool huh... inbuilt support for ASP.NET Ajax projects and all the goodness that we get from Linq too. What about your development environment? Are you using TFS to manage your source control and build processes? If you answered "yes" to both of those questions then I'll bet that, like me, you've been horrified to learn that you cannot build Visual Studio 2008 and .NET 3.5 projects natively with your existing TFS 2005 environment.
Thankfully, over on the TFSNow blog, Mitch has just posted the following article which comes to the rescue:
Building .NET 3.5 Applications with Team Build 2005 « TFS Now
I'm so grateful to Mitch for spelunking his way around to find these solutions for us. Over the past 2 weeks, as we've started developing VS2008 solutions which target the .NET 3.5 runtime, it's been very frustrating not having CI and all the goodness that comes with doing automated builds. Now thanks to Mitch we can forge ahead using .NET 3.5 with all its Linq'y goodness while still being able to keep our automated build and deployment processes in place. That's what I call having your cake and eating it too!
This is great news.....
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5/7/2008 11:02:03 PM
This fairly satisfactory solution for developers!
At this point upgrading to TFS 2008 as the best course of action is highly recommended.