Build, artifact, and work item integration for TFS and Visual Studio Online

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Flexibly Deploy TFS Projects

Once TFS is integrated with Otter, additional Built-in operations can be called in a plans. Such as:

  • Import Artifact from TFS2015 or VSO - Downloads an artifact from the specified TFS Server or VSO and save it to the artifact library
  • Queue TFS 2015/VSO Build - Queue a build in TFS or VSO optionally waiting for its completion
  • Get Latest - Get latest version of code from TFS Server

Specific Issue Tracking operation added include:

  • Create TFS Work Item -Creates a work item in TFS
  • Transition TFS Work Item - Transitions work items in TFS from one status to another
  • Generate Release Notes - Generates an HTML file containing the BuildMaster release notes and/or issues from TFS
  • Halt promotions - Halts a promotions of a release when a TFS work item of a specific status exists


1/27/2017 8:15:56 PM
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1.5.0 1/27/2017 Otter 1.5.0 download

If your installation of Otter can access, simply navigate to Admin > Extensions, and install or update extensions from the gallery.

You can also manually install the extension.

  1. Copy the extension file (TFS.otterx) to the Extension Library path (by default, this is %ProgramData%\Otter\Extensions).
  2. Restart the Otter Service (Admin > Service).
  3. Restart the Otter Web Application (Admin > All Settings > Save).
  4. Verify that the new extension has been loaded (Admin > Extensions)