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Project contains an invalid database reference


If you have multiple developers working in a SQL Server Database Project and not all developers have applied the latest update they may see the following compilation error message for the System Database references: master and msdb. Project ‘[project_name].sqlproj’ contains an invalid database reference: ‘C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 14.0\Common7\IDE\Extensions\Microsoft\SQLDB\Extensions\SqlServer\120\SqlSchemas\master.dacpac’.  You must update the reference so that […]

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SonarQube Analysis during Build

SonarQube 6.0 integration with TFS15 RC behind ARR 3.0


If you have been thinking of moving to the latest version of SonarQube and you’ve been using the new Active Directory plugin unfortunately it is not compatible with this release, you can see reference to the issue here.   The StyleCop plugin for C# which I referenced in an earlier post has been deprecated. I will […]

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Working with Web Deploy and Release Management


I’ve spent quite a bit of time working with WebDeploy and Release Management lately for some clients.  You should also be aware of the new tasks that were added to the Visual Studio Marketplace recently: The extension helps manage the following in IIS: Create a new website or update an existing website. Create a new […]

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The new web based Release Management “V.Next”


Release Management has been moving at a eager pace at Microsoft which you can see today on Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS).  I have been waiting for this same experience to be available on-premises and I’m happy to say it is included with the Release Candidate of TFS 2015 Update 2! Lots of new release […]

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SonarQube – root out the Technical Debt in your C# project


If you are looking for an installation guide for SonarQube the ALM Rangers have put one together here which you can use to assist you with your configuration and setup. Microsoft and SonarSource have been collaborating on a set of integration components that allow you to configure a TFS/VSTS Build to connect to a SonarQube […]

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TFS 2015 XAML Build :: Fix reference to Release Management Client


If you have been relying on the Release Management 2013 Client to push your builds into Release Management and you have uninstalled the 2013 release and installed the 2015 release you will have to edit the XAML file and change the 12.0 references to 14.0.  Here is the post from Microsoft with the Build Process Template […]

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Microsoft Visual Studio vNext & Azure

Join us for the Virtual Event for Microsoft Visual Studio vNext and Azure


A cloud-first, mobile-first, developer-first, virtual event Don’t miss the Microsoft virtual event for developers this November! Scott Guthrie, S. Somasegar, Brian Harry, and Scott Hanselman will take the stage to show innovative, new Microsoft products, services, and technologies including .NET, Azure, Visual Studio, and Visual Studio Online. Dive deeper into the technical details behind the […]

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