Becoming more productive with Git: Tower and Team Services

Posted on behalf of guest blogger: Tobias Günther, CEO Fournova — Working with Git in Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server just became even easier: the popular Git desktop client Tower now comes with dedicated integrations for these services. With that, cloning and creating repositories is now just a click away – and many other… Read more

User Lifecycle Management Improvements in Visual Studio Team Services

Today Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is releasing an update to our service which will bring more of Office 365 and Azure Active Directory (AAD)’s user lifecycle management capabilities to VSTS. With this update, customers using AAD to secure VSTS accounts  can be confident that whenever a user is disabled or deleted within their AAD… Read more

Testing private/intranet applications using Cloud-based load testing

Cloud-based Load Testing Service can be used for performance and scale testing of an application by generating load from Azure. This type of load generation can only hit/generate load on an internet/publically accessible application. But we have seen many times customer needs to load test their application which is not publically accessible. Reasons could be… Read more

Work items now open in the web from Visual Studio ’15’

If you use work item tracking with Visual Studio ’15’, you may have noticed that work items now open in a browser window. This change to how you interact with work items allows us to provide you with a number of benefits. One work item experience for all platforms Work items are canvases for discussion… Read more

Use cloud load agents on your infrastructure

This blog talks about how you can configure your own machines (physical/VMs) with Cloud-based Load Testing service to do a load test run. This is primarily useful when you want to load test an application which is not publically accessible. To get more context around this, please refer ‘Load testing Applications behind Firewall using Cloud-based… Read more

Inside Visual Studio Team Services: Summer Interns and Package Management

Each month, we bring you the insiders view into Visual Studio Team Services – how the product is developed, how we dogfood it and use it every day, who are the people behind it and tips and tricks on becoming a power user This month, we interview our Explorer Interns – Aurélie Pluche, Tracy Tran… Read more

Deploying an Azure Red Hat Linux VM Running Apache Tomcat for use with Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS) now has at least three mechanisms (i.e. deployment and utility tasks) for deploying to a Linux host or virtual machine (VM).  This walkthrough will show specifically how to setup and configure an Red Hat (v. 7.2) VM on Azure to run Tomcat and other necessary services to support three different… Read more

Deploying an Azure Ubuntu Linux VM Running Apache Tomcat for use with Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS) now have at least three mechanisms (i.e. deployment and utility tasks) for deploying to a Linux host or virtual machine (VM).  This walkthrough will show specifically how to setup and configure an Ubuntu (v16) VM on Azure to run Tomcat and other necessary services to support three different… Read more

Copy Files Over SSH during Continuous Integration and Deployment

In July we released a SSH task to run commands or scripts on a remote machine to make it easier to configure Linux servers as part of your automated build or release definitions. Now we are including another task that will make it easier to deploy to Linux servers. The Copy Files Over SSH task allows… Read more