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Inside the Microsoft® Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build, Second Edition by Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi and William Bartholomew

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Chapter 13. Team Build Quick Start

MSBuild is a build engine rather than a build automation tool, which is where Team Foundation Build (which we will refer to as Team Build for short) comes into the picture. Team Build is a component of Microsoft Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management. Team Build provides build automation that integrates tightly with the other Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management components, such as version control, work-item tracking, testing, and reporting.

Why discuss Team Build in a book about MSBuild? Apart from the fact that both are build tools, the good news is that Team Build uses MSBuild to build solutions and projects, so the MSBuild knowledge that you’ve gained in the previous chapters will be put ...

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