Are you not receiving release notifications for a group?

Today a customer reported that VSTS is not sending approval pending email if the approver is a VSTS group. Customer also mentioned that the approval email is sent if the approver is an individual user. I was able to reproduce the problem on my test account and here are the steps that I did to…

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Work items between 2 releases

In Release Management UI, we show a nice list of work items that are getting deployed as part of a deployment on an environment. In this post, I will talk about how you can get the equivalent list of work items programmatically. Let us take an example where I have a release (with name RM_M136.9…

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How to create a new kubernetes service endpoint for AKS?

In this post, I will talk about the steps that you should perform to create the kubernetes endpoint for an existing AKS cluster. 1. Go to the endpoints UI -> New Service endpoint -> Kubernetes. 2. This dialog should open where you need to fill the cluster URL, KubeConfig file etc. 3. Since the cluster…

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Ability to sign the service bus message in task

Recently we (Rohit Batra) added capability to sign the service bus message in “Publish to azure service bus” task. In this post, we will walk-through how you can use it in your release/build workflows. 1. Get the pfx certificate that you want to use for signing. In case you want to try out, you can…

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Approve a deployment for a pre-configured time

Recently one of the customer asked whether release management offers a way by which they can approve a deployment for a pre-configured time. This means that customer should be able to approve the deployment now but should be able to specify the time at which deployment should start. We have a feature called “deferred approval”…

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