SSH build task

On the request of our Linux customers, we have shipped a new SSH build task that allows running commands or scripts on a remote server. This task is available on Visual Studio Team Services and will be available in the next release of Team Foundation Server for our on-premises customers. Using the task is simple. You…


Tips and Tricks on Doing “Lift and Shift” On-Prem Systems to Azure

While Microsoft Azure offers an open and flexible platform for PaaS solutions, customers and partners usually take a “Lift and Shift” approach to moving their existing apps to Azure, that is, they try to keep and run the systems “as-is” or with minimal changes. The reason why they take the approach is rather obvious, whether…


Performance issues with Visual Studio Team Services – 7/29 – Resolved

Final Update: Friday, 29 July 2016 19:55 UTC We’ve confirmed that all systems are back to normal with as of 29 July 2016 ~19:14 UTC. Our logs show the incident started on 29 July 2016 ~17:40 UTC. Configuration changes were made to the backend processes to mitigate this incident. Root cause is being actively investigated. We understand that…


Backup Migrated Mobile Service (Node.Js backend)

You may have gotten this error when trying to backup a Migrated Mobile Service built with a Node.Js backend: Database connection string not valid for database MS_TableConnectionString (SQLAzure). Keyword not supported: ‘driver’. Reason: Backup is using ADO.Net internally. The Backup feature uses the Application Setting MS_TableConnectionString to configure the Database backup and this legacy setting…


Azure Automation Sample Scripts

Automation in Azure is as important as vowel. So we have the treasure here https://github.com/Azure/azure-quickstart-templates/tree/1985147ec619cd43e84591d5739e8370a7dd4d73 Namoskar!!!


BizTalk Boot Camp 2016: September 22 – September 23, 2016

The BizTalk Boot Camp is a free open-to-the-public technical event that provides a deep-dive into our integration story. In this Boot Camp, our focus is on: BizTalk Server 2016 and the new stuff, including using the new Logic Apps adapter Logic Apps Microsoft Flow The itinerary and hands-on sessions are being created. More specific details…


MS Bot Framework & Ngrok

Configuring your bot for local debug development can be a bit confusing for new bot developers. Ngrok offers the ability to create a secure tunnel to your localhost environment. Here’s a quick checklist of the steps to configure your new bot with it: 1. Create a bot on MS Bot Framework 2. Run your bot…


Performance issues with Hosted Build and Release Management in Visual Studio Team Services – 7/29 – Resolved

Final Update: Friday, 29 July 2016 16:26 UTC We’ve mitigated the issue by increasing the build machines and the queue is now back to normal as of 29 July 2016 15:28 UTC. Customers should now not see any longer queue times for their builds and releases. We understand that customers rely on VS Team Services…


Cognitive Services の新しい UWP サンプルアプリ “Intelligent Kiosk” – Face API & Emotion API による顔認識ダッシュボード

Cognitive Services SDK & Samples Cognitive Services の SDK & Samples のページが新しくなり、各種 SDK やサンプルは別々のGitHubレポジトリに変更されています。 Microsoft Cognitive Services > SDK & Samples この中に表示されているサンプルに、 UWP版のVision系(Computer Vision, Face, Emotion) API を使った “Intelligent Kiosk” が追加されました。 GitHub > Microsoft Cognitive Services Intelligent Kiosk Sample “Intelligent Kiosk” UWP サンプルアプリ 内容は、Face API と Emotion API による写真 or デバイスで撮影した画像の解析になっています。 Face API Playground: 写真…