Top stories from the VSTS community – 2018.04.13
Here are top stories we found in our streams this week related to DevOps, VSTS, TFS and other interesting topics, listed in no specific order:
- Is there a place for DevOps in desktop software development?
Andrei Marukovich raises the question whether the DevOps principles, widely accepted by cloud and Web projects, may benefit desktop software developers as well.
- Migrating Team Foundation Server to Visual Studio Team Services using Database Import Service – TFS Migrator
Mohamed Radwan shares personal experiences of the Migration Team Foundation Server to Visual Studio Team Services using Database Import Service or TFS Migrator.
- In a perfect world Devs do not need Ops
Geert van der Cruijsen and René van Osnabrugge question what you would do in a scenario where someone holds the keys to all kinds of resources that other people would like to use
- Building Microservices with AKS and VSTS – Part 3
Andreas Helland continues from 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.
- On-premise Blue-Green deployments with TFS 2018 Update 2
Matteo Emili introduces another very common pattern – Blue-Green deployments. In a nutshell, it means having two identical environments to use in order to deploy new versions of your application with minimal downtime.
- Speed up your VSTS Releases by Partially Downloading Artifacts
Mike Douglas points out an enhancement released with VSTS Sprint 131, which allows you to select only the artifacts you need for an agent phase of a release deployment.
- A Questionnaire To Help You Gather Your Non-Functional Requirements
Scott Summers shares a questionnaire that will help you gather all the requirements not covered by the functional requirements.
- The 4 focus areas of DevSecOps
Clemens Reijnen believes that DevOps will make systems more secure.
- Farewell Brian Harry – Brian’s achievements and highlights from the last 23 years at Microsoft
Adam Cogan sits down with the father of TFS and co-creator of .NET Brian Harry. They discuss some of Brian’s achievements and highlights at Microsoft, his lessons learned and advice to upcoming managers, plus why he’s decided to take a break after 23 years at Microsoft.
- Improving Performance for Pwned Passwords
Damian Brady is joined this week by Microsoft Regional Director, Troy Hunt, as the two discuss DevOps as it relates to personal password security. Troy discusses efficiency gains made on his popular program that he created, which utilizes Azure on the backend. This video is a fascinating watch, so don’t miss out, and check it out for yourself today!
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