Introduction to MSBuild Presentation Deck, Examples and References


Thanks to all the folks that attended my Introduction to MSBuild presentation yesterday at the Team System User Group – Virtual Edition meeting. I found it an interesting experience.

As promised, I’ve attached a link to the presentation materials and demos. Below you will also find a (by no means comprehensive) list of sources for using MSBuild.

I’ll be presenting this at a couple of upcoming Code Camps, so if you have attended one of these presentation…this is your download too. 🙂

Here is the link to the download:


Root MSBuild Reference on MSDN:

MSBuild Forum on MSDN:

Best Practices for Creating Reusable Builds, Part 1 from MSDN Magazine:

Inside the Microsoft® Build Engine: Using MSBuild and Team Foundation Build
You can get it at or any other technical bookseller

MSBuild Team Blog

MSBuild Wiki on Channel 9

Custom Task Libraries

MSBuild Community Tasks

SDC Tasks Library

MSBuild Extension Pack