How to Set Up Multi-Level Hierarchies in VSTS

In another awesome post about Visual Studio Team Services, Premier Developer consultant Assaf Stone talks about customizing VSTS by creating a multi-level hierarchy. Background Both VSTS (Team Services) and TFS (Team Foundation Server) have a set organizational hierarchy. An individual developer belongs to a team. A project (also called Team Project, or TP) has multiple…

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Cross-Account Package Management for NuGet in VSTS

Here is yet another awesome post from Premier Developer consultant Assaf Stone! In the following post, we will look at the difficulties in consuming packages from a different VSTS account, as part of a build process in our own account. Background Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) offers package management services. As per the documentation, this…

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Scaling Scrum with Nexus in VSTS

This post is from Premier Developer consultant Assaf Stone. In this post, I will cover what Scrum Nexus is, where, when, and why you would want to use it, and how to set up VSTS best to accommodate your Scrum practices. As VSTS’s tooling is not yet perfect for some of Nexus’s practices, I will…

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How to Track Impediments in VSTS

This post is from Premier Developer consultant Assaf Stone. Note: While this post discusses impediments in VSTS, everything mentioned can be applied to TFS as well. Visual Studio Team Services (or VSTS) has great tools to support Scrum teams. The product owner can use the backlog and board to track the progress of individual teams…

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VSTS Private Agents with ARM

This post is provided by App Dev Managers, Mariusz Kolodziej and Francis Lacroix who discuss how to automagically deploy a VSTS Private Agent with Azure Resource Manager (ARM) and some PowerShell. My customers love to use VSTS to enable their DevOps capabilities, but in some cases they are not able to use the Hosted Agents…


Setting up CI/CD for Docker Container Running in Kubernetes using VSTS

This post is provided by Senior Consultant, Najib Zarrari to explain setting up CI/CD for Docker Container running in Kubernetes using VSTS.  In my last post, I covered how you can create a simple Web API, run the Web API in a Docker container and then deploy the container to a Kubernetes cluster provisioned using…

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Integrating Angular 4 Unit Tests with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

Premier Developer consultant Wael Kdouh brings us this post on integrating Angular 4 unit tests into VSTS. One of the nice features of Angular 4 (and Angular 2 before it) is the introduction of the Angular CLI (command line interface). I like to think of it as a style guide coming straight from the Angular…

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Scaling Agile using Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services

In the latest article on his blog, Premier Developer consultant Ilias Jennane discusses how to scale the Agile software development process for large organizations using Visual Studio Team Services. When the Agile Manifesto was written about 16 years ago, it had a simple goal and that is to uncover better ways of writing software. Source:…

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Protecting Secrets using VSTS and Azure Key Vault

In his latest blog post, Premier Developer consultant Najib Zarrari discusses one approach to protecting sensitive information in your application by using VSTS and Azure Key Vault. If you are building a modern application and are following modern design principles, there is a good chance your application is composed of a number of layers and…

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