Visual Studio Team Services Overview Resources and Tips


 

Multi-platform

 

I wrote a blog back in Sept about using Visual Studio and Continuous Integration this blog has actually become the basis for many discussion over the past week.  This week I have been speaking to lots of academic’s and students about projects.

I have many discussions around application lifecycles and project implementation and project/dev costs, resources and tools. 

A number of UK universities are now utilising VSTS to manage University Students projects and teaching the concepts of DevOps and features such as continuous integration. 

One of things I love about VSTS is it simply allows you to use the language and tools you want to to build your app for your platforms .

Language Choices

Agents

Build your app for all platforms

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Develop and Define Process

Run scripts & commands

Use build steps

  • Build VS, Xamarin, Java, XCode…
  • Utility Script, copy, publish, delete…
  • Test VS, unit, load, cloud, Xamarin…
  • Package NuGet, npm, Xamarin, CocoaPods
  • Deploy Azure PS, cloud service, web app, file copy…

 

Learning more about DevOps with VSTS

This short video which is published on Microsoft Channel9 is a great into to DevOps using VSTS

The next series in the videos is available at https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/MVP-VisualStudio-Dev

 

Useful Links

Signing up for a VSTS account

https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/get-started/setup/sign-up-for-visual-studio-team-services  ​

Managing users with Active Directory:​

https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/get-started/setup/manage-organization-access-for-your-account-vs

Moving from one Azure Active Directory to another:​

https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/get-started/setup/change-azure-active-directory-team-services-account

Renaming VSTS Accounts

https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/get-started/setup/rename-vso-account-vs

Changing Team Services Account Owner

https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/get-started/setup/change-account-ownership-vs

Deleting or Recovering a Team Service Account

https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/get-started/setup/delete-or-recover-your-account-vs

VSTS Visual Studio MarketPlace Extensions

https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/get-started/marketplace/get-vsts-extensions

Test Manager Extensions

https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/setup-admin/team-services/try-additional-features-vs

Migrating or Integration from SVN, GIT, CVS to VSTS

https://www.visualstudio.com/articles/migration-integration-solutions

Migrating from TFS 2010 to VSTS

https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/articles/adopting-vsts

Comments (1)

  1. Rich Bryant says:

    Everything I need indeed. Except how to get the full benefit of TFS/VSTS ALM, including linked and tracked workitems while – due to a dumb company policy – using GitHub as the central code repository.

    /sadface