The 3rd article on Continuous Integration for SharePoint 2010 is now live on the official SharePoint Developer blog – Creating your first TFS Build Process for SharePoint projects. As before I will post an overview here, but the content itself is on the MSDN blog. This one is another lengthy article (by me this time), and should be good information for those looking to get automated builds running or those just curious.
The article picks up where the last one (Configuring a TFS Environment with Test Controller, Test Agent, and Build Server) left off - you have a TFS build server running (and can build a plain .Net app), but so far it is not able to build SharePoint projects since it does not have the assemblies installed. This article answers questions such as:
- What setup do I need to do to build SharePoint projects?
- How do I get my WSPs to build automatically? (e.g. on each check-in/as part of a nightly build etc.)
- How do I create my first build definition?
- The build process is now a .NET 4 workflow instead of MSBuild – how do I make a change to the process?
- How should I deal with dependencies between projects?
That link again is Creating your first TFS Build Process for SharePoint projects.
The next article will be “Implementing assembly versioning for SharePoint projects”. This should be published on September 8th.