Our journey of a continuous transformation to a DevOps culture

In 2015, the ALM Rangers moved from a traditional organization to self-organizing teams and embraced a DevOps culture. We started an article, or is it a journal, that captures the process we used, the results we observed, and how the Rangers reacted to the transition. You can find the latest version here. It should come…


Building VSTS Extensions with feature flags – Part 3

We shared possible scenarios for using feature flags in part 1 of our research. Part 2 focused on securing data sent to LaunchDarkly using the Azure Function. We continue with the call of the LaunchDarkly Rest API from VSTS extensions. You may recall, that we intentionally deferred the scenario in which the user decides which…


DevOps for bots: Sprinkling some devops on your bot

Hackfests are great mechanisms to kickstart the minimum viable product (mvp) for many bots/agents in a very short time.  However, just because you are working to a tight timescale doesn’t mean you should sacrifice good engineering practices.  So if you’re building a bot and want some assistance, checkout the resources below. This isn’t an exhaustive…


Visual Studio Team Services の最新情報: 2017 年 7 月のまとめ

執筆者: Buck Hodges (Director of Engineering, VS Team Services) このポストは、7 月 12 日に投稿された What’s brewing in Visual Studio Team Services: July 2017 Digest の翻訳です。   このブログ シリーズでは、Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) に関する最新情報をお届けします。皆様はここで 3 週間分のリリース情報をご確認いただけます。Visual Studio Team Services は効率的な継続的インテグレーションと Azure へのリリース パイプラインを作成するのに最適な DevOps ツールです。 今月はまず、業界で初めて行った Git の大幅なスケーリングについてご紹介します。他にも Git の機能強化をいくつか説明し、その次に、新しい組み込みの Wiki のパブリック プレビューについてお伝えします。さらに、ビルド、リリース、パッケージ管理、作業項目の追跡に関する機能強化などたくさんのニュースがありますので、さっそく始めましょう。 世界最大の Git リポジトリを VSTS…


Присоединяйтесь к мероприятию “Возможности Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services и Azure сервисов для разработки Java-приложений”

10 августа в 9:00 (МСК) Microsoft Technology Center Москва, ул. Лесная, д. 9 Слушатели данного практического семинара познакомятся с возможностями DevOps-платформы Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services, а также облачными сервисами Azure для поддержки жизненного цикла разработки Java-приложений. Будут рассмотрены вопросы построения и конфигурации процессов непрерывной интеграции и непрерывного развертывания (CI/CD) для Java-решений, а также развертывание облачного окружения для сборки…


How to Set-up and Host Your Own Website with an SQL Server on Azure for Students

Guest post by James Tavernor, Microsoft Student Partner from Imperial College London About Me Hi, I’m James, I’ve just completed my first year studying Joint Mathematics and Computer Science at Imperial College London. I’m from Cheshire, as well as enjoying programming and video games, I’ve also played the piano from a young age and picked…

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Gartner: Microsoft je leader v Agilním plánování

Microsoft a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Agile Planning Tools Společnost Gartner publikuje detailní hodnocení různých typů IT řešení klíčových hráčů na trhu v rámci velmi známých a populárních “Gartner Magic Quadrants”. Těchto průzkumů je více z různých oblastí, pro některé společnost je “výhra” se dostat jen do “seznamu vyvolených, klidně jen pod…


The costs of manual and automated tests – 2nd Meetup Stone Tech Saturday

Hello everyone! After a long time, here I am. Yesterday I talked to lots of incredible people about DevOps, Software Quality and Test Automation. These three subjects are directly associated and we spent some time discussing it there. It was a Meetup organized by Canal .NET community in a partnership with Stone Pagamentos. Thank you…


How to Develop and Host a Proof-of-Concept Prototype on Azure App Services for Web Apps

Guest blog from Microsoft Student Partner Fangfang Hu from Imperial College London. Fangfang Hu is an Electrical and Electronic Engineering student at Imperial College London Introduction I will be starting my second year in fall. I am from Singapore, where I had worked with a few research institutions and corporations in areas relating to hardware…


Setup a CI/CD pipeline with package management for your VSTS extension

In recent posts we covered our CI/CD pipelines for the Yeoman generator package, for simple extensions, and for extension with unit testing and code coverage. We continue by exploring our Roll-up Board extension pipeline, which pulls a shared package from the Package Management in Team Services. These CI/CD pipeline posts are based on our Applying…