Azure API Management – VSTS extension v2.0 release

Hi, A while ago, I have published a free VSTS extension to automate deployments towards Azure API Management. I got a rather good feedback and some change requests. Some external contributors got involved on the GitHub Repo which shows a certain enthusiasm around the extension. Therefore, I decided to create the version 2.0. In a nutshell,…


Building an Azure Event Grid app. Part 5: CI and pushing to DockerHub with VSTS

In this part of the series I’d like to make sure that whenever I change the code for my Event Grid publishing app a new Docker image is built and then pushed to my container repository automatically. My flow is therefore: Edit code in Visual Studio Code Commit and push the changes to GitHub Trigger…


WIP Your Product into Shape

In his latest post, Senior Consultant, Assaf Stone shares some useful suggestions on tracking Work In Progress (WIP) in VSTS. What is WIP? WIP simply means work in process (also sometimes, Work In Progress). This metric simply measures how many items (features, stories, backlog items, tasks) your team have started to develop, but have yet…


Prezentace z DevOps Bootcamp Praha 2018

Před týdnem jsme ve spolupráci se společností Havit pořádali DevOps Bootcamp Praha 2018. Akce se velmi vydařila, účast nad očekávání, museli jsme přidávat židle. Videozáznamy z hlavních prezentací najdete na HAVIT YouTube Channelu v DevOps Bootcamp Praha 2018 – YouTube Playlistu: TFS 2018 a VSTS – co je nového za poslední rok [Michael Juřek] AKS &…


Monitoring usage of utilities in my home

As a technology and data lover I felt it was a bit strange that keeping up-to-date with the usage of electricity, gas and water consumption in my house was an after the facts exercise.  There certainly are a lot of talks about Smart Meters but they haven’t rolled out yet here and when they do…


Fast Start: Infrastructure as Code Using Azure DevTestLabs

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Derrick Cawthon teaches you how to get started with Infrastructure as Code quickly and easily using Azure DevTestLabs and VSTS. He shows how simple it is to use these two technologies to be able to deploy on-demand. A lot of folks understand that Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a…


Sharing Deployment Groups Across Team Projects in VSTS

Premier Developer Consultant Derrick Cawthon walks through how to share deployment groups across team projects in VSTS, so you can take full advantage of your infrastructure and maximize investment in cloud services. One of the many recent enhancements to VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) is the adding of Deployment Groups back in 2017. However ever…


Safe On-Premises Releases Using VSTS

Read on to learn how Premier Developer Consultant Ilias Jennane addresses the idea of safe releases and incremental feature rollout for on-premises releases using Visual Studio Team Services. I have recently interacted with many customers that were clearly under the impression that they should only consider DevOps practices if they are doing Cloud development. So,…


Create Your First CI Pipeline in 10 Minutes or Less

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Derrick Cawthon shares how to quickly create a continuous integration pipeline in VSTS, so teams can start pursuing their DevOps journeys. During your DevOps journey typically the first item you will want to do (after establishing a good process for the team) is setup a Continuous Integration (CI) build….


DevOps for VMs with VSTS and Octopus Deploy

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Jafar Jaffery shares insight into how to deploy web applications to virtual machines using Visual Studio Team Services and Octopus Deploy. You can use Octopus Deploy in conjunction with VSTS to deploy both on-premises or in the cloud in a repeatable and reliable way. Problem Statement The Development team just…