Top stories from the VSTS community – 2017.11.10

Here are top stories we found in our streams this week related to DevOps, VSTS, TFS and other interesting topics.

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  • Defining a DevOps Culture – Esteban Garcia
    What do people mean when they tell you that you should have a DevOps culture to succeed with DevOps?  Isn’t DevOps just about the tools and automation?
  • Unorthodox reporting with TFS/VSTS and PowerQuery – Matteo Emili
    I am a huge Excel fan, because it allows easy data transformation and its flexibility is second to none, despite its complexity. But I also use other tools, depending on the requirements.
  • Building a simple release pipeline for ARM templates – Marcel Zehner
    Using release pipelines is a pretty common thing for agile developers, but not necessarily for IT Pros.
  • Continuous Integration and Deployment of Java web apps to Azure with VSTS – Christos Matskas
    Azure WebApps is one of the best services on Azure. I bet you heard me say this for every Azure service I write about.
  • .NET Core DevOps with Docker, Travis CI and Rancher – part 2 – Piotr Gankiewicz
    Welcome to the second part about DevOps and automating the deployment for the .NET Core apps with the usage of Docker, Travis CI and Rancher.
  • Published a quick guide about Basic Principles of Devops – Mohamed Radwan
    I published a quick guide about DevOps , this guide will help you to understand the fundamentals of DevOps, which is grouping different older and newer concepts into a movement that is aiming to have a strong automation of all development steps and to deliver high quality products in shorter development cycles.
  • Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions – Getting Started – Niel Zeeman
    I have spent way too much time trying to get things running the way that I want them to, based on concepts, intentions, and bootstrapping found on blogs and technical websites. To simplify, I’ve created this series of posts the highlights a “from scratch” way to setup and create a React and Office UI Fabric web project with the goal of creating a VSTS Extension.
  • Why you should embrace Impediments! – David Corbin
    Nearly everyone considers impediments to be a “bad thing”….but let’s take a quick look at the definition.

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  • DNR #1492 DevOps for Everyone with Donovan Brown and Damian Brady – Carl Franklin, Richard Campbell, Donovan Brown, Damian Brady
    Can everyone benefit from DevOps practices? While at Ignite in Orlando, Carl and Richard sat down with Donovan Brown and Damian Brady to talk about the recently formed League of Extraordinary DevOps Advocates and the effort to get both developers and operations folks taking advantage of Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, Instrumentation tooling and more. While the key to a good DevOps practice is the culture and process, having great tools makes everything easier, and today VSTS and TFS offer one-button delivery pipelines. It’s never been easier for everyone to get onboard with a DevOps practice!

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  • TechDays 2017 – The 5 Stages of Git at Microsoft – Edward Thomson
    Edward Thomson tells the inside story on how Microsoft has moved over 30,000 engineers, including the Windows team, over to Git version control hosted in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). They have had to build the systems to host the largest and busiest Git repositories in the universe. Come learn how Microsoft use Git in large teams, make use of the advanced Pull Request and Code Review features in VSTS and peek under hood to understand how Microsoft actually make large repos and servers scale to support some of the most demanding needs of any software engineering team.
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Author: Willy-P. Schaub

I’m a program manager with the Visual Studio Team Services group. I’m responsible for the ALM Ranger program and other interesting work streams. We provide professional guidance and gap-filling solutions to the developer community for Visual Studio. Come directly to me if you need help with missing guidance or features for Visual Studio Team Services. Since the mid-’80s, I’ve been striving for simplicity and maintainability in software engineering. Reach me on LinkedIn aka.ms/willysli, Twitter @wpschaub, or blog aka.ms/willysblog.

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