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

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

Announcing general availability of Release Management

Today we are excited to announce the general availability of Release Management in Visual Studio Team Services. Release Management is available for Team Foundation Server 2017 as well. Since we announced the Public Preview of Release Management, we have been adding new features continuously and the service has been used by thousands of customers whose… Read more

Announcing Code Search on Team Foundation Server 2017

Code Search is the most downloaded Team Services extension in the Marketplace! And it is now available on Team Foundation Server 2017! Code Search provides fast, flexible, and accurate search across your code in TFS. As your code base expands and is divided across multiple projects and repositories, finding what you need becomes increasingly difficult…. Read more

Best of Both Worlds

Back in February of 2015, I wrote a blog asking a very simple question: how many vendors does it take to implement DevOps? At the time I wrote the post, I felt the answer was one. Almost two years later, I believe that now more than ever. So why do companies insist on manually building… Read more

Continuous Delivery of iOS Applications with Visual Studio Team Services

We are happy to announce an Apple App Store extension that allows deploying iOS applications to the Apple App Store via Team Services or Team Foundation Server (2015 Update 3 or later). Along with the Google Play extension, this provides a good story for continuous deployment of iOS and Android mobile applications via Team Services and TFS…. Read more

Worldwide Meetups featuring Visual Studio Team Services: Summer 2016

We’re super excited to announce that several meetups featuring Visual Studio Team Services are taking over the world in the next 2 months. Check the meetups out if they’re anywhere near you and meet other Team Services users as well as folks from our engineering team in a few of these! And as we publish this… Read more

Continuous deployment/delivery with Jenkins and VS Team Services

Release Management (VS Team Services) lets you automate your deployments so that you could deliver your apps/services easily and deliver them often. You can setup the CI and CD process all on VS Team Services. However, if you have the CI pipeline already set with Jenkins, VS Team Services has good integration points through its… Read more