How to configure the messenger notification

Topics: User Forum
Dec 13, 2006 at 12:54 PM
Hi, and thanks for a great tool!

I can't figure out how to setup the messenger notification.

I've guessed that it works like this:
1. Create a new msn messenger account (
2. Run through the Automaton Configuration Wizard, and enter and password.
3. Verify that the MSN Messenger Service is in state "Connected"
4. At developer PC: "Add new Contact", and enter the

When a build is finished the following happens:
1. The username of the user that triggered the build is looked up in the messenger contacts, and finds a nickname that matches.
2. A message with buildstatus is sent to that nickname

Is this correct? If so, any hints on debugging it?


Lars Erik
Mar 16, 2007 at 4:10 PM
i second this confusion.
is there somewhere that i need to associate tfs users with msn users to get the notifications to work?
Mar 20, 2007 at 2:02 PM
Edited Mar 20, 2007 at 2:03 PM
I believe this feature isn't implemented yet beyond the connecting to the MSN network. See the following work item