Deploying Linked ARM Templates with VSTS

Overview When dealing with deploying a large number of components in Azure, a single ARM template might be challenging to manage and maintain.  ARM linked templates allow you to make your deployment more modular making the templates easier to manage.  When dealing with large deployments, it is highly recommended to consider breaking down your deployment…


Using VSTS API with PowerShell to scaffold Team Projects

In this post, Senior Application Development Managers Art Garcia demonstrates how to navigate the VSTS REST APIs. Visual Studio Team Services or VSTS has matured into one of the leading Application Lifecycle management tools available. It allows you to not only manage your work and team velocity, but it also is a great tool to…


Deploying Your Dockerized Angular Application To Azure Using VSTS – Part 2

In part 1 I demonstrated building a VSTS build pipeline which built an Angular docker image and deployed it to an Azure Web App for Containers. Whereas it helped me achieve consistency across development and production environments, it required the build server to have all the necessary tools to build the application (Typescript, npm dependencies,…


Building Microservices with AKS and VSTS – Part 4

Our quest to build microservices in Azure with managed Kubernetes (AKS) and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is almost at the end destination. Previous posts: http://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredev/2018/03/27/building-microservices-with-aks-and-vsts-part-1/ http://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredev/2018/04/03/building-microservices-with-aks-and-vsts-part-2/ http://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredev/2018/04/10/building-microservices-with-aks-and-vsts-part-3/ Leaving things last time we actually had most of what you would call a working cluster. Actually, we had something reachable over the Internet, with proper certificates…

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Agile UX: Incorporating User Experience into Agile Processes

Premier Developer Consultant Daisy Chaussee writes how to integrate user experience and design into agile processes. In combining Agile and UX, teams can attain greater collaboration, continuous improvement, and efficiency in development. The goal of this blog post is to provide guidance on how to integrate User Experience into Agile processes. In doing this, you…


Power BI and VSTS – Integration made easy

We are excited to announce an easy-to-use solution for integrating Power BI with VSTS Analytics. You don’t have to know how to write OData queries anymore! Our new feature Analytics views makes getting VSTS work tracking data into Power BI simple, and it works for the largest accounts. Similar to a work items query, an…

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Integrating Selenium tests in a release pipeline

Senior Application Development Manager Marcelo Silva recently posted this article demonstrating how to implement UI test automation using VSTS and Selenium. Today, I’d like to show you a proof-of-concept I created for one of my customers where we implement User Interface (UI) test automation into a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD) pipeline in Visual Studio Team…


SonarQube Integration with VSTS

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Sana Noorani details how to integrate SonarQube with VSTS, so you can detect issues in code and trigger builds only when code checks pass. Introduction to SonarQube SonarQube is an open source tool used for continuously checking code quality. Many developers will add it to their DevOps pipelines with…


Building Microservices with AKS and VSTS – Part 3

We’re still working the microservice game. When we left things last time we had a service running inside a managed Kubernetes (AKS) cluster, but no apparent way to browse to it. Which is not the end-user happy state. I suggest skimming parts 1 & 2 if you haven’t done so before: https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredev/2018/03/27/building-microservices-with-aks-and-vsts-part-1/ https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredev/2018/04/03/building-microservices-with-aks-and-vsts-part-2/ Clearly there…


Building Microservices with AKS and VSTS – Part 2

Hopefully you managed to get through the first part of this series, and get the basic C# code stored in the right places. https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/azuredev/2018/03/27/building-microservices-with-aks-and-vsts-part-1/ If this is new to you the quick recap is that we are trying to build a setup for microservices using managed Kubernetes in Azure (AKS) and Visual Studio Team Services…

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