Run and Monitor Builds
When you use Team Foundation Build to run your builds, you can manually start any defined build. Also, you can monitor the progress of builds in several ways to determine whether they completed successfully or to know when they are ready to use.
For more information about how to schedule a build to start automatically instead of manually, see Create a Basic Build Definition.
Run a build. Manually queue any build whenever you need the build system to run it.
Monitor progress. Monitor build progress by viewing detailed data about an ongoing build or by displaying alerts in your taskbar notification area when the build has completed.
Receive e-mail notices. Receive e-mail alerts when a build that you queued has completed, when any build has completed, or when the quality rating of a build has changed.
Stop a build. Stop a build that is in progress or that has been postponed.