Top stories from the VSTS community–2018.03.09
Here are top stories we found in our streams this week related to DevOps, VSTS, TFS and other interesting topics.
- Change image size in VSTS wiki – Jeff Bramwell
If you’ve been making use of the Wiki feature within VSTS then you already know how useful it is for providing documentation, notes, etc. in a centralized location for your VSTS projects. If you haven’t tried the Wiki feature out yet, you really should!
- VSTS extensions, mixing VSS.require and import … Require – Ed Elliott
I have been starting to write more and more typescript lately and quite enjoying it. I have also been writing a few VSTS extensions and using typescript to write VSTS extensions seems to be working quite nicely.
- Using Chrome to Solve Identity Hell – Colin Dembovsky
This week at MVP summit, I showed some of my colleagues a trick that I use to manage identity hell.
- Build your own Hosted VSTS Agent Cloud: Part 2 – Deploy – Wouter de Kort
In this blog post I’ll show you how to script a build and deployment based on your custom image and how to deploy the VSTS agent to it.
- Build your own Hosted VSTS Agent Cloud: Part 3 – Automate – Wouter de Kort
In this post, I’ll tie everything together and show you the Git repositories and Build and Release definitions I use to automate my Agent Pool.
- Updated and Completed Postmortem: Performance Issues and failures in VSTS West Europe – 7 February 2018 – Taylor Lafrinere
A week ago we posted an incomplete postmortem and are now following up with the completed version. If you want the full story of how we progressed through this incident, start by reading that. This postmortem will cover the full root cause analysis but it won’t rehash the first part of the investigation.
- How to Contribute to Git for Windows – Derrick Stolee
I thought it would be useful for others if we published this guide as documentation for setting up a development environment for Git on Windows and contributing those changes back upstream.
(A FEW) SUMMIT TWEETS
- DevOps is People, Process, Products. But mostly it’s people.
- Great Mini-summit for some of the awesome @gdevopsbc organizers – be there June 16
- Today a group of us are sharing together in a MVP2MVP precon day.
- Alm Rangers talking about feature flags on VSTS extensions with @LaunchDarkly
- Are you in Brisbane and interested in DevOps on the Microsoft stack?
- DevOps Lab new episode: Deploying Database changes alongside your code with SSDT projects and VSTS – Damian Brady and Abel Wang
Damian is joined by Abel Wang to show us one way of tracking and deploying database changes alongside your code. The SQL Server Data Tools (SSDT) project type in Visual Studio allows you to keep an up to date version of your code in source control. Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) natively supports deploying any changes to an SSDT project to your SQL Server instance.
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