Announcement: The first real MSBuild/Team Build book arrives!

Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build
Inside the Microsoft Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build

Sayed Ibrahim Hashimi and William Bartholomew have just finished the first comprehensive, totally  dedicated MSBuild book on the market.  William has told me that it has 3 full chapters dealing with Team Build on top of a grounding in MSBuild.

I’m really excited about this book as it fills a gaping hole in the Visual Studio landscape and more so for those of use working with TFS.  I have a copy on order and can’t wait for it to arrive.

Here’s the blurb from the Amazon site:

Product Description
The build process when code gets assembled to see how and how well it works is a critical step in software development. Developers had few options for customizing the build process before Visual Studio 2005 and Visual Studio 2008, but the Microsoft Build Engine (MSBuild) enables developers to customize each step during a build. MSBuild is extensible and uses an XML file to describe each step, allowing the build master or developer to easily change and augment how projects are built. This book offers hands-on guidance for customizing MSBuild, and provides a cookbook of examples on Web deployment, automated releases, and other essential topics. It also covers Visual Studio Team Foundation Build, the build engine in Visual Studio Team System.