Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2019.01.11

Welcome back Microsoft developers and DevOps practitioners; I hope you had a great new year! Me? I took some time off to recharge the batteries and I’m glad I did because — wow — even though it’s just the beginning of 2019, there’s already some incredible news coming out of the DevOps community.

Alexa, open Azure DevOps
This. Is. Incredible. Mike Kaufmann demonstrates the MVP of integration between Alexa and Azure DevOps. Do you want to assign a work item to him? Just ask. You’ve got to watch this video – once I did, I realized that I wanted an Alexa.

TFS 2019, Change Work Item Type and Move Between Team Project
We recently brought the ability to change work item types and to move work items between projects to the on-premises version of Azure DevOps Server. But there’s a caveat – you can’t have Reporting Services enabled. Ricci Gian Maria walks through this limitation and the solution.

Deploying to Kubernetes with Azure DevOps: A first pass
Kubernetes is incredibly popular, as it’s the next generation deployment platform for containerized application. But how do you build out a deployment pipeline around it? Jason Farrell creates his first pipeline to build a container and deploy it into AKS (Azure Kubernetes Service).

Creating a git repo with Azure Repos and trying out Git LFS
If you’re thinking about using Git in a project with large binary assets – like images, videos or audio files – you might find yourself disappointed, as Git struggles with large binaries. Andrew Lock explains why, and how you can use Git LFS (Large File Storage) to manage your project.

How the Azure DevOps teams plan with Aaron Bjork
Donovan Brown interviews Aaron Bjork about the way the Azure DevOps team has historically planned our agile processes and how we’ve adapted and changed our high-level planning and adopting Objectives and Key Results (OKRs).

As always, if you’ve written an article about Azure DevOps or find some great content about DevOps on Azure then let me know! I’m @ethomson on Twitter.

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