Visual Studio Team Services – Creating a build pipeline (Part 6)

In part 1 a basic Azure Web App website was built and deployed using VSTS Build and Part 2 illustrated how additional files could be included when building a web project.  Part 3 demonstrated how Gulp could be added to the VSTS Build  pipeline.  In part 4 Load Testing was added to the build pipeline and part 5 added slots…

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Visual Studio Team Services – Creating a build pipeline (Part 5)

In part 1 a basic Azure Web App website was built and deployed using VSTS Build and Part 2 illustrated how additional files could be included when building a web project.  Part 3 demonstrated how Gulp could be added to the VSTS Build  pipeline.  In part 4 Load Testing was added to the build pipeline.  This post will explore adding…

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Visual Studio Team Services – Creating a build pipeline (Part 4)

In part 1 a basic Azure Web App website was built and deployed using VSTS Build and Part 2 illustrated how additional files could be included when building a web project.  Part 3 demonstrated how Gulp could be added to the VSTS Build  pipeline.  This post is an introduction to bringing in Load Testing to the build pipeline.  Performance…

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Visual Studio Team Services – Creating a build pipeline (Part 2)

In part 1, a basic Azure Web App website was built and deployed using VSTS Build.  In this post, Application Insights will be explored including modifying the build process to only include the Azure website activity.  The intention is not to repeat what has been provided in other resources, for example those in the references…

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Visual Studio Team Services – Creating a build pipeline (Part 1)

In a series of posts, some of the features available in Azure and Visual Studio Team Services will be explored.  The posts will use an Azure Web App website as a practical illustration, and many of the features shown are relevant to other types of Web Apps and components in Azure. VSTS Build is an excellent…

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Managing Multiple Azure Environments with Visual Studio Online Builds

Carrying on from the Multiple Azure Cloud Environments post, the following provides an example of how managing the progression of a solution through the development, staging, and production environments. Staging in the context indicates an environment and not the staging deployment of a cloud service.  In hindsight, it could have been named Test to avoid…

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Azure Content Spotlight – Deployment Slots for Azure Web Apps

Welcome to another Azure Content Spotlight! These articles are used to highlight items in Azure that could be more visible to the Azure community. For this post, I want to talk about Web Apps and Deployment Slots. If you are new to Azure, or have been around for a while, you might see references to…

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Multiple Azure Cloud Environments

Most real world enterprise Azure deployments will require more than one environment.  A typical topology is represented below: There are many resources available that describe this concept so it will not be re-explained here.  Instead this post will present one approach to setting this up in Azure. Note: I have found that separating these environments…

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