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Team Foundation Build Planning

Team Foundation Build provides the functionality of a public build lab and is part of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server. With Team Foundation Build, enterprise build managers can synchronize the sources, compile the application, run associated unit tests, perform code analysis, release builds on a file server, and publish build reports.

For more information, see Overview of Team Foundation Build.

Hardware and Software Requirements

To take advantage of the Team Foundation Build feature, one or more computers in the Visual Studio Team System environment can be designated as build computers. Team Foundation Build has specific hardware and software requirements.

For more information, see Team Foundation Build Requirements for Team System.


For a hands-on experience with a build, you can perform a walkthrough:

Walkthrough: Running a Build Type in Team Foundation Build

In this walkthrough, you step through the process of choosing a build type and manually starting a build.

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