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

Building Your App in a CI Pipeline with Customized Build Servers (Private Agents)

With the expanding number of tools to help you become more productive or to improve the functionality of your app, you may have a requirement for a custom tool or specific version to be used during the build process in a Continuous Integration build. If using Visual Studio Team Services, there may be instances when… Read more

Official Release of TFVC Support for Visual Studio Code

In the 1.116.0 release of the Visual Studio Team Services extension for Visual Studio Code, we have added support for Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC). TFVC support works for both Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2 (or later) as well as Team Services. Its core features enable users to work with their TFVC repositories from inside… Read more

Import repositories from TFVC to Git

You can now migrate code from an existing TFVC repository to a new Git repository within the same account. To start migration, select Import Repository from the repository selector drop-down. Individual folders or branches can be imported to the Git repository, or the entire TFVC repository can be imported (minus the branches). Users can also… Read more

Deploying to On-Premises Environments with Visual Studio Team Services or Team Foundation Server

I hear this particular question frequently as a reason teams are concerned about adopting Visual Studio Team Services when their applications still run on-premises.  The good news is that it is typically a quick walkthrough on how build & deployment pipelines work.  I want to give a big thanks to Sachi Williamson from Northwest Cadence… Read more

Considerations on using Deployment Slots in your DevOps Pipeline

The goal of DevOps is to continuously deliver value.  Using deployment slots can allow you to do this with zero downtime. In the Azure Portal, in the Azure App Service resource blade for your Web App, you can add a deployment slot by navigating to “Deployment slots,” adding a slot, and giving the slot a… Read more