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Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization by Gordon Beeming

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Chapter 5. Creating TFS Scheduled Jobs

In this chapter, we will cover the creation of jobs in TFS and demonstrate the updating of work items on a schedule. The topics covered in this chapter are:

  • Creating a job that will be able to perform the same job as the work item changed plugin, as discussed in the previous chapter, which includes:
    • Writing the code
    • Deploying the code
    • Registering the custom job and adding it to a schedule
    • Verifying that the job is installed
  • Checking the job history
  • Debugging a TFS job
  • Deregistering the custom job with TFS

In TFS, jobs are the best place to place logic that you would want to run on a schedule, unlike the server plugins that run on every work item change and only once per change. It is important to know though that ...

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