Agent-based deployment in Release Management

Release Management now supports robust in-the-box multi-machine deployment. You can now orchestrate  deployments across multiple machines, perform rolling updates while ensuring high availability of the application throughout. Agent based deployment capability relies on the same build and deployment agents. However, unlike the current approach, where you install the build and deployment agents on a set of proxy… Read more

Azure App Services Continuous Delivery

We are continuously working on improving and simplifying the deployment experience to Azure from Visual Studio Team Services. As a part of that effort, we are excited to announce preview of the Continuous Delivery feature we have added for App Services in the Azure portal. Continuous Delivery simplifies setting up a robust deployment pipeline, you… 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

Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server Java Capabilities Presentation and Demonstration Now Available at java.visualstudio.com

To share and explain our current Java feature set and capabilities with Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS), we have produced and published two new 30-minute videos available on our Java team’s YouTube channel. The first video provides an overview presentation of our current Java feature set and capabilities for both Team… Read more

Test execution improvements – Apr 2016

About a month ago, I published a blog detailing Testing tools roadmap and the value we have delivered over the last six months. If you have not seen it yet, I will encourage you to read and provide feedback. We continue to focus on efficient test execution across automated, manual and exploratory testing scenarios. Here are… Read more

Announcing the new Release Management service in Visual Studio Team Services

Today at Connect(), we announced the public preview of the new Release Management service in VSTS. This service helps you automate deployment of your application software to multiple environments all the way to production. You can deploy applications to your on-premises servers or to Azure and other cloud platforms. Using Release Management, you can easily… Read more

Automating Azure Resource Group deployment using a Service Principal in Visual Studio Online: Build/Release Management

Connect your Azure subscriptions to VSTS in 3 clicks New improved user experience to setup Azure Resource Manager based service connection in VSTS. Follow the post below to configure Visual Studio Team Services to communicate with Azure in order to provision or deploy Azure Resource Manager resources such as virtual machines To setup Azure Service end point… Read more

Announcing Public Preview for Performance/Load testing of Azure Webapp

Poor performance is one of the largest causes of lost business on the Internet. Companies are increasingly more concerned with losing business (like during the upcoming Holiday season) due to insufficient capacity sale and most/all development teams want to measure their applications performance BEFORE it hits production. With the newly introduced (preview) feature, Performance Testing… Read more

Continuous Deployment: Dev/Test in Azure and Deploy to Production On-premises

Easily provision the required resources in Microsoft Azure using the Azure Resource Manager templates, and deploy Web applications and SQL Server Databases to the Azure Virtual Machines (VMs), and run tests that are automatically distributed across VMs using the Visual Studio Test Agent. Once the application’s functionality is verified, deploy the application to on-premises machines… Read more