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

Team Services Extensions Roundup – April

A 6 month high of 30 new Visual Studio Team Services extensions got added to the Marketplace in April. It was really hard to only pick two from such a big set so I encourage everyone to check them all out on the ‘Recently Added’ section of our Marketplace. There are two extensions I want… Read more

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

Visual Studio Team Services Integration with Jenkins

Introduction Visual Studio Team Services (or Team Foundation Server) is a bundled suite of DevOps tools that can also integrate with other tools used by your team.  Its REST APIs, hooks, and extension points are frequently leveraged to build custom integrations.  Team Services also includes a growing list of preinstalled integrations.  One of its integrations… Read more

How we use RM – Part 1

The teams that contribute to VSTS (TFS and other micro-services like Release Management, Package Management, etc) began using Release Management to deploy to production as outlined by Buck Hodges in this blog. However, in Feb this year, there was some feedback that it was difficult to debug failed deployments using RM, and that engineers were… Read more

Configuring your release pipelines for safe deployments

For large and high scale applications, the promise of “enterprise grade” availability and high reliability levels are key to customer confidence on the applications. Continuous delivery pipelines for such scaled out applications typically consist of multiple environments. DevOPS enables faster & automated delivery of changes, thereby helping customers with the most advanced set of features…. Read more

Update on Team Explorer in Visual Studio 2017

Last month, we shipped Visual Studio 2017 RTM and since then we’ve had many reports on Team Explorer issues.  In a nutshell, the quality of Team Explorer in Visual Studio 2017 RTM isn’t up to our usual standards. Most of the bugs stem from 2 sets of changes: a major refactor of the authentication library and moving… Read more

Deploy PHP application to Azure App Service using VSTS

This blog post shows how you can deploy a new PHP application from Visual Studio Team Services or Microsoft Team Foundation Server to Azure App Service. Download the sample Fork the Hello World sample app repository to your github account https://github.com/RoopeshNair/php-docs-hello-world Create a web app From Azure portal > App Services > + Add Select… Read more

Deploy Node.js applications to Azure App Service

This blog post shows how you can deploy a new Node.js application from Visual Studio Team Services or Microsoft Team Foundation Server to Azure App Service. Code Download our Node.js Hello World sample app or Install Node.js Tools for Visual Studio and create a new Node.js application. Upload your code to Team Services or your… Read more

Streamlined User Management

Effective user management helps administrators ensure they are paying for the right resources and enabling the right access in their projects. We’ve repeatedly heard in support calls and from our customers that they want capabilities to simplify this process in Visual Studio Team Services. I’m excited to announce that we have released a preview of our new… Read more