Category: TFS

Using PowerShell’s Invoke-RestMethod to Access VSTS OData

How-to Access VSTS OData Given that Microsoft has abandoned their TFS CmdLets, one alternative is to access VSTS data is through the OData interface using the Invoke-RestMethod. Before you begin you need to setup Alternate authentication credentials by navigating to https://.visualstudio.com/_details/security/altcreds.  Once these are established, you will likely want to save them to a local PowerShell […]

Configuring Windows SMTP Server on Windows 2008 for Relay

Send Email Directly on TFS Estimated reading time: 6 minutes My SMTP mail server requires that email be sent with TLS encryption and on port 587. This makes it problematic for Team Foundation Server (TFS) to send emails directly. To work around the problem, I installed the Windows 2008 SMTP Server service and configured it for […]