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Team Foundation Service Preview: Team Build

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    Ed​Blankenship

    Very nice!  This is great functionality now.

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    martinwoodw​ard

    Let us know how you get on Ed!  Looking forward to seeing a blog post Smiley

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    Hassan Fadili

    Cool stuff Guys, great opportunities for our customes now. Go ahead and Chapeaux for the TEAM.

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    steelcuda

    Excellent series

     

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    jmilgram

    Thanks for putting these together. I received our Team Foundation Service Preview account at BUILD, and am now creating a few projects on it. I am starting with smaller projects that we have on our traditional TFS, and will see how the team does with transitioning to TFS-as-a-Service.

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    Violet_Tape

    Hi! 
    Nice video, thanks for your work )

    I have question regarding local TFS 2011: should it be installed on machine with global static IP address? If not how does my project on tfspreview.com get know about build server? Am I right that local TFS 2011 send a kind of "i'm alive" signals to my account on tfspreview.com and in this case no matter what IP do I get from my provider?    

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    martinwoodw​ard

    @Violet_Tape: You are correct.  We changed how the build controllers and agents work in TFS 2011.  They now call home and communicate via the Application Tier then keep that channel open so that the AT can send messages back when it needs to do something.  This way you don't need to worry about IP addresses, NAT traversal, reverse proxying etc.  It should all just work provided the build controller has access to a internet connection (even if that connection is proxied).  This is one of the reasons why you need to install the TFS 11 version of the build agent to get it work with tfspreview.com

    Hope that makes sense.  Let us know how you get on.

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