VSTS Gems- Identify stale branches

VSTS is a great platform, but did you know about its gems? Follow this short post series where we undercover some of its coolest features. Gem Identify stale branches <click> on image for animation. Area Code TFS Availability TFS 2018 Value Maintaining a clean repository when there are many branches and contributors Full Description Keeping…

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Post 2- Value Stream Mapping for ALM Ranger’s VSTS Extensions Work Stream

In my last blog post, I wrote about benefits of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) in the realm of software development. I also wrote about how we, the ALM | DevOps Rangers, plan to use it in our VSTS Extensions work stream. Our first target was to produce an “AS-IS” Value Stream Map. For this, our…

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How to analyze your open source project with SonarCloud and VSTS

Among the code analysis tools, there is SonarQube which I think no longer needs introductions and which has very good tools to integrate in your DevOps pipelines. However, setting up a SonarQube infrastructure requires servers and resources and therefore time and maintenance costs. For more documentation read ours posts:  How install SonaQube with ARM Template…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Oren Novotny

Who are you? I am Oren Novotny, Chief Architect, DevOps & Modern Software at BlueMetal, and Microsoft MVP since 2014, awarded in two categories: Windows Development and Visual Studio & Dev Tools. At home, I am a husband, father, photographer, skier, foodie, and lover of technology. I believe that technology is meaningless in a vacuum…

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VSTS Gems- Branch filters in environment triggers

VSTS is a great platform, but did you know about its gems? Follow this short post series where we undercover some of its coolest features. Gem Branch filters in environment triggers <click> on image for animation. Area Release TFS Availability Future Value Have more granular control on which artifacts should be deployed to a specific…

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VSTS Gems- Identify flaky tests

VSTS is a great platform, but did you know about its gems? Follow this short post series where we undercover some of its coolest features. Gem Identify flaky tests <click> on image for animation. View flaky tests in the Test hub: Area Test TFS Availability Future Value Increase confidence in automated test process effectiveness Save…

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Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions – Converting Existing Extensions

This post is basically a continuation on the series of posts that took you through a journey of creating a VSTS React extension from scratch. If you missed that, you can find those posts here: Overview Getting Started Tools Configuration and bits Assembling the extension Now comes the hard part. You already have an extension…

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Updates from the DevOps VSTS Bot

Dear community, I want to inform you for my upcoming update, which will be deployed on February 10, 2018. Update has rolled out, as of 9:00 AM CET. Encryption of sensitive information I have made sure that I only save personal information, that is needed to help us with your Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) tasks. That resulted…

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VSTS Gems- Three ways to beef up your boards

VSTS is a great platform, but did you know about its gems? Follow this short post series where we undercover some of its coolest features. Gem Three ways to beef up your boards. <click> on image for animation. Area Planning Availability Now Value Show roll-up of board on your dashboard Highlight important cards Enable live…

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