Improved alternate authentication experience for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

Recently, we’ve heard feedback from customers that developers have a poor experience creating and managing their alternate authentication credentials and that administrators moving from TFS to the cloud aren’t provided the policies they need to enforce how alternate authentication is used by their end users.  This post will describe our plans to provide a better... Read More

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Building and Deploying a Java Application to Oracle WebLogic Server Running in Azure VM with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services

If you are interested in Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) platform and Java development, maybe you know that VSTS has everything you need to organize CI/CD pipeline for your Java application development. Visual Studio ALM Blog has a lot of useful and helpful resources describing how to build and deploy your Java application and... Read More

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New Release Definition Editor in Team Services

Have you ever struggled to create a mental model of how the deployments to your environments would progress? We are introducing the pipeline view for your release definitions that will show how your deployments flow. Approvals, environment and deployment settings are now in-context and easily configurable. The new release definition editor is currently in early adopter... Read More

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Visual Studio Team Services demonstrates how Microsoft Loves Java

To demonstrate our continued commitment to support Java developers and their full lifecycle DevOps needs with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS), I want to share some of our recent and exciting Java-related feature announcements. Our teams are working with large and small Java teams every day to better understand their... Read More

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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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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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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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