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News Brandy Favilla is currently the Community Engagement Manager at New Horizons of Minnesota ( In this position, she helps people define and build their careers through educational events. Brandy focuses on networking with members of the Information Technology community to form partnerships in education. She strives to maintain New Horizons’ reputation as a high-quality learning center throughout the Twin Cities and beyond. Some of her accomplishments include chairing the committee for both the TechFuse and MindSurf Conferences hosted by New Horizons, co-chairing Twin Cities Code Camp and Twin Cities SharePoint Camp, Co-host of the Twin Cities Developers Guild, VP of PR for TechMasters (, Communications Chair of PACT (, Programs chair for IAMCP, President of the Business Intelligence User Group ( and actively participating in the SharePoint User Group ( *the thoughts and opinions in this blog are my own and do not reflect the opinions of New Horizons of Minnesota
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Topic: VSTS Build Deployment with TFS Deployer

Date / Time: Wednesday, June 18th @ 5pm

Where: Microsoft
8300 Norman Center Dr., Suite 950
Bloomington, MN 55437

Description: TFS Deployer is an open source agent for monitoring TFS builds and automatically deploying them when they are ready for deployment.  VSTS does not come with any ‘out of the box’ build deployment and distribution tools. Usually, users either add deployment scripts as part of the build process; create a separate build definition which is just used for deployment; or kick of build deployments manually. TFS deployer runs on a deployment server and automatically runs a batch file, powershell script or msbuild target when the build is ready and certified for deployment. We will discuss the installation, configuration and customization of TFS deployer and demonstrate its use.  We will also discuss how to add a deployment approval workflow to further streamline deployments where a defined deployment process is required perhaps for SOX requirements.

Presenter: Graham Robertson -- Intertech
Graham is an accomplished Solutions Architect and Application Developer with over fifteen years experience in the software development industry. He has led many large-scale enterprise projects with an emphasis on multi-tier web and client-server application development running on a range of UNIX and Windows platforms.

Posted on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 9:22 AM | Back to top

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