Cloud Solution Provider – Purchase from Visual Studio Marketplace Roadmap

Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) is a one stop program for Microsoft partners to sell all Microsoft online commercial services to their customers. While CSP partners can purchase O365, Azure and other commercial services for their customers from Microsoft today, they can’t purchase Visual Studio subscriptions, team services users and many first party extensions for team services... Read More

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Visual Studio Test Platform, MSTest V2 – Transparent Development

Transparent development enables collaboration. When we open sourced the Visual Studio Test Platform and the MSTest Test Framework “MSTest V2”, we shared out links to issues, implementation and our roadmap. Here are all the links (including links to groomed backlogs and RFCs) for your convenience: Visual Studio Test Platform: Implementation: https://github.com/Microsoft/vstest Docs: https://github.com/Microsoft/vstest-docs Issues: https://github.com/Microsoft/vstest/issues... Read More

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Setup continuous deployment to Azure Government using Visual Studio Team Services

Azure Government clouds provide private and semi-isolated locations for specific Government or other services, separate from the normal Azure services. Highest levels of privacy have been adopted for these clouds, including restricted data access policies. Azure Government clouds are completely isolated environments and require unique Azure endpoints to manage the services offered there. They support authentication using management certificate,... Read More

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Team Services Extensions Roundup – April

A 6 month high of 30 new Visual Studio Team Services extensions got added to the Marketplace in April. It was really hard to only pick two from such a big set so I encourage everyone to check them all out on the ‘Recently Added’ section of our Marketplace. There are two extensions I want... Read More

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How to Build & Deploy a Java Web Application using Team Services and Azure

So, you’ve heard the tagline “Microsoft Loves Java” but the skeptic in you still has doubts. Well, it’s true! Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) are Microsoft developer toolkits to help developers plan, design, develop, test, deploy and support (the entire DevOps cycle) with all programming languages, including Java. We have... Read More

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How we use RM – Part 1

The teams that contribute to VSTS (TFS and other micro-services like Release Management, Package Management, etc) began using Release Management to deploy to production as outlined by Buck Hodges in this blog. However, in Feb this year, there was some feedback that it was difficult to debug failed deployments using RM, and that engineers were... Read More

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Configuring your release pipelines for safe deployments

For large and high scale applications, the promise of “enterprise grade” availability and high reliability levels are key to customer confidence on the applications. Continuous delivery pipelines for such scaled out applications typically consist of multiple environments. DevOPS enables faster & automated delivery of changes, thereby helping customers with the most advanced set of features.... Read More

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