Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 Plugin Reference 7.1.x

    The XL Deploy extension for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2015 provides support for packaging and automated deployment functionality via XL Deploy.

    With the added build tasks you will be able to create a DAR package, import it to your XL Deploy server, and trigger a deployment.

    This document provides information that is specific to this version of the plugin. For general information about the plugin, refer to Introduction to the Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) plugin.


    • XL Deploy 5.1.0 or later
    • Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015 Update 2 or Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

    Release notes

    Version 7.1.1

    • Fixed issue about versioning in Package with XL Deploy task
    • Improved Environments name parsing
    • Fixed issue about executing the task on agent running on Windows Server Core
    • Minor fixes in logging messages
    • Issue with initial deployments with special characters in the environment name solved

    Version 7.1.0

    • Fixed TLS issue with XL Deploy version 6 and beyond
    • Improved logging in case of failed deployment
    • Artifact upload now allows multiple DAR artifacts to be uploaded
    • Minor improvements over logged messages
    • Several minor bug fixes
    • XLD path is now created if non existent
    • Code cleanup

    Version 7.0.0

    • Using the new PS handler and VSTS SDK
    • Added new build and release tasks
    • New XL Deploy endpoint type added
    • List of environments dynamically populated
    • Solved several bugs
    • Improved the build and release process of the extension

    Version 5.1.1

    • Improved error handling
    • Corrected typos in help text
    • Fixed minor bugs

    Version 5.1.0

    Initial release.