Using Open Source Components? Using TFS?

Back in March, I wrote about the WhiteSource Bolt extension for VSTS. This is a fantastic way to automate security checks for open source vulnerabilities in the release pipeline of your team project. The most frequent question I’ve received is, When can we have this for TFS too? I’m happy to announce that the extension… Read more

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) IntelliJ plugin now included with JetBrains Rider IDE releases

I am pleased to announce the Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) IntelliJ plugin is now built-in and provided with JetBrains Rider IDE out-of-the-box. The plugin is a result of a partnership between JetBrains and Microsoft. Previously, both of our companies provided separate plugins accessing certain features of VSTS and TFS…. Read more

Announcing public preview of the new Deployment Groups in Release Management

Today we are excited to announce the public preview of the new Deployment Groups in Visual Studio Team Services. Release Management now supports robust in-the-box multi-machine deployment. You can now orchestrate  deployments across multiple machines, perform rolling updates whilst ensuring high availability of the application throughout. Agent based deployment capability relies on the same build and deployment agents…. Read more

Announcing General Availability of the New Build Editor

Today we are excited to announce the general availability of a new build definition editor in Visual Studio Team Services. The new editor is also available in Team Foundation Server 2017 Update 2. We started this exercise of refreshing the entire build editor a few months back. Besides the need to modernize our user experience,… 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

Spring Into DevOps on Radio TFS with Gopinath Chigakkagari

As part of the #SpringIntoDevOps series, Gopinath Chigakkagari – GPM of the Release Management team at Microsoft joined the most recent episode of Radio TFS with MVP’s Greg Duncan and Josh Garverick to talk about the latest news around Visual Studio Team Service and Team Foundation Server as well as dive into release management and… Read more

Managing Configuration and App Settings for Multiple Environments in Your CD Pipeline

Your continuous delivery pipeline typically consists of multiple environments. You may want to deploy changes first to a test or staging environment before deploying to a production environment. Furthermore, your production environment may itself comprise of multiple scale units, each of which you may deploy in parallel or one after the other for a gradual… Read more

Open Source Scanning in Visual Studio Team Services with WhiteSource Bolt

Most organizations today consume open source software in their development projects. The reuse of components enables great productivity gains. However, this practice has an unintended consequence: you can reuse security vulnerabilities or violate licenses without realizing the risk. I wrote about this in an article in MSDN Magazine on Rugged DevOps. For users of VSTS, there… Read more

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

Announcing Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio 2017

With the right DevOps tools, developers can run continuous integration builds that automate testing, analysis and verification of their projects, and streamline continuous deployment to get innovative applications into user’s hands quickly. Along with the release of Visual Studio 2017 RC.3 update, we released a DevLabs extension, Continuous Delivery Tools for Visual Studio. The current… Read more