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Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization by Gordon Beeming

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Creating a custom build activity

Out of the box, there are many build activities that you can use to customize your build process. If you find this is not enough, you can download and install TFS Build Extensions from Codeplex (http://tfsbuildextensions.codeplex.com/). There will still be scenarios where you need to create your own custom activities. Now, we will be creating a custom activity that will, at the end of our build, zip up our output, publish the ZIP file to the FTP site, and then tweet a link to this file. This sample could be useful for projects where you want to inform your followers of new nightly builds that are available. You can read more about build activities on MSDN at http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg265783.aspx ...

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