ASPNET 5 – Missing VS 2015 Tools for Docker options

Recently, whilst trying to publish an ASPNET 5 website to Docker, using the VS 2015 Tools for Docker (0.7.1): https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/0f5b2caa-ea00-41c8-b8a2-058c7da0b3e4 I hit an issue whereby there was a missing option within the publish to Docker dialog UI – there was no option to select a new Azure Docker Virtual Machine – only use an existing one eg:…

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ASPNET 5 and VSO Hosted build agents walkthrough

If you have tried building an ASPNET 5 project using VSO hosted build agents you’ve probably soon discovered that you need to do a bit more than simply creating a build definition – since there are dependencies that are not present on the hosted build agents.  Obviously you can setup your own VM with the…

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TFS 2013 – Add custom swim lane to the Task Board

TFS 2013 Team Web Access (TWA) allows easy lightweight customisation to the Kanban Board (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2013/03/05/tfs-kanban-board-swim-lane-customization-walk-through.aspx) in order to be able to add additional swim lanes without having to edit the underlying TFS process template.  However, if you want to add an additional Task status, how do you go about that and ensure that the TWA Task…

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