Debugging TF Build template for AX

I’m preparing a build of a Dynamics AX 2009 environment using Team Foundation Server 2013 and libraries from Dynamics AX Admin Utilities. Unfortunately the build failed with the following error: Exception Message: Object reference not set to an instance of an object. (type NullReferenceException) Exception Stack Trace: at System.Activities.Statements.Throw.Execute(CodeActivityContext context) at System.Activities.CodeActivity.InternalExecute(ActivityInstance instance, ActivityExecutor executor, …

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Local TF Build + VSO + Dynamics AX

In a recent post, I explained that you may want to use a local Team Foundation Build server with Visual Studio Online. Here I wanted to show how to install and configure it, but then I realized that it’s already covered on a few other places. Therefore I won’t repeat the same thing again and …

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Local TF Build with VSO – Intro

If you want to use a proper source control system with Dynamics AX, you have in fact only one option: Team Foundation Server (TFS). MorphX VCS can’t cover all versioning needs (because it works only for resources in AOT) and it lacks many features, and Visual SourceSafe is not supported anymore. Because installation and maintenance …

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Team Foundation Build – Process template

As I mentioned in Slight introduction to Team Foundation Build 2010, individual build actions and their sequence are defined in a process template. That’s based on Windows Workflow Foundation 4.0, so it’s basically a text-based XAML file. But primarily there is a visual designer integrated to Visual Studio allowing you to define a process by …

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Slight introduction to Team Foundation Build 2010

Team Foundation Build is part of Team Foundation Server used to automatedly build applications. Typically, such a build gets latest versions of source code and all referenced components, compiles the application, runs tests, creates an installer and so on. It’s also able to log and report build results, assign build number to work items included …

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