Overview of the Azure Resource Manager Template Development Workflow

  So at present I’m supervising a number of industry student projects and the teams are now getting to deployment stage of the projects. We have been discussing with the teams the use of ARM templates to allow them to deploy their infrastructure via DevOps practices. I have discussed ARM templates in a number of…


Getting Started with Visual Studio Team Services

Visual Studio Team Services Visual Studio Team Services is a platform for taking care of all aspects of the process for developing software or as we call it the Software Development Lifecycle, You can share documents and code with your team, report bugs etc.. Visual Studio Team Services VSTS is an online hosted Microsoft service….


Using GIT CMD prompt with Visual Studio Team Services

You will need to go online to your visual studio online subscription and create a new Visual Studio Team Services www.visualstudio.com. First we need to create alternative credentials in such way we can login to the GIT repository in visual studio online from the command line.  With Oauth your users don’t have to provide their…


Visual Studio ALM & DevOps Events September and October

  We’d like to invite you to attend our FREE Application Lifecycle Management & DevOps with Visual Studio Event! There are numerous dates and locations for you to choose from throughout the UK, simply click on the event of your choice below to secure your ticket. Full Day EventThe event will run from 9.30am –…


Getting started using Visual Studio Team Services VSTS for source control

So one of the thing I see on a regular basis is students undertaking projects but they arent using Source Control If you have a project you’ve been working on, but haven’t yet had a chance to put it in source control DO IT NOW! By simply spending just a few minutes you can host…

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Adding Extensions to your Visual Studio Team Services Environment

  I was having a interesting discussion with an academic today, the discussion was around the development of interesting projects for students. One of the biggest opportunities I can see from the academic community is the development of extensions for Visual Studio and VSTS. About 9 months ago Microsoft launched the extensibility platform for Visual…

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Visual Studio Team Services Overview Resources and Tips

    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…

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Utilising Microsoft Azure Dev/Test Labs in your student projects and lab environments

  Dev Test labs – Build Preconfigured images for your labs Azure DevTest Labs is a service that helps educators and students quickly create environments in Azure while minimizing waste and controlling cost. You can test the latest version of your application by quickly provisioning Windows and Linux environments using reusable templates and artifacts. You…


Application Lifecycle Management ‘ALM’ & Developer Operations ‘DevOps’ with Visual Studio Event!

  There are numerous dates and locations for you to choose from throughout the UK, simply click on the event of your choice below to secure your ticket. Full Day EventThe event will run from 9.30am – 4.30pm. It will take you through the end-to-end application lifecycle with Microsoft tooling, taking an application from requirements,…


Teaching Java with Visual Studio Code why is this better than Eclipse

  Java is one of the major practical and widely-used languages that fall within the Object Oriented family. Many institutions use Java as a first-year teaching language and generally teach the Java course is intended to: 1. Provide all of our students with exposure to a common programming language that can be used by later…

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