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Has anyone found a way to monitor the status of TFS builds? The management pack for TFS is quite limited as it only tells you the status of the build agent. Not the status of the nightly builds.

I saw some third-party solutions. But are there any way do this without third-party solutions?

It would be a goldmine for our developers to have a list of build status on their Squared Up dashboard.

I found this one that you possibly could integrate as a web frame in Squaredup:
https://teambuildscreen.codeplex.com/

dwroberts commented
    • "I found this one that you possibly could integrate as a web frame in Squaredup: https://teambuildscreen.codeplex.com/" We actually do something very similar to this internally at Squared Up, in order to show the status of Jenkins builds within some of our Squared Up dashboards
    • ^ Somewhat related to the above - you can actually have Jenkins monitor an external build system (https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Monitoring+external+jobs). So you could have a small Jenkins instance pointing at your TFS, then allowing you to use Jenkins' monitor (https://wiki.jenkins-ci.org/display/JENKINS/Build+Monitor+Plugin) to embed in an IFrame The snag is, the external monitor functionality isn't very Windows-friendly. The nature of the remoting isn't very clear from the docs. I'm also reasonably sure that the TFS command line (even TFS everywhere) doesn't integrate with builds?… Continue reading