Can't Build Windows 8 Apps on TFSPreview - by Ch3atToWin

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ID 761420 Comments
Status Closed Workarounds
Type Bug Repros 3
Opened 9/6/2012 5:10:59 AM
Access Restriction Public


You get the following message when a Windows 8 app is built on the TFSPrview Build Service.

This Windows Store app could not be packaged. You can only package Windows Store apps on computers that have the Windows 8 operating system.
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Posted by Jan Vilímek on 4/30/2013 at 4:15 AM
Is there a timeline yet? TF Service is already live. Build services are still in preview/beta, but it's good to know if this will be implemented or not. THX!
Posted by Microsoft on 9/7/2012 at 12:35 PM
Building Win8 apps with the hosted build service on is not supported. We are working towards enabling this but we don't have a timeline for its availability yet.
The current solution is to setup a Win8 onpremise build machine and configure it against your account on
Sorry for the inconvenience.

Madhuri (Test Lead, TFS Build)
Posted by Microsoft on 9/6/2012 at 7:28 PM
Thanks for your feedback.

We are rerouting this issue to the appropriate group within the Visual Studio Product Team for triage and resolution. These specialized experts will follow-up with your issue.
Posted by Microsoft on 9/6/2012 at 5:51 AM
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