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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Value Stream Mapping for our VSTS Extensions

We the ALM | DevOps Rangers are a bunch of volunteers brought together by our enthusiasm of Microsoft’s ALM and DevOps technologies. Our mandate is to provide practical guidance, experience and gap-filling solutions to the developer community. Creating VSTS Extensions is part of our gap-filling solution. Currently, there are about 12 active VSTS Extensions created…

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VSTS Gems- Skip scheduled builds if nothing has changed in the repo

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 Skip scheduled builds if nothing has changed in the repo. <click> on image for animation. Area Build TFS Availability Future Value Save Compute resources (agents) Reduce build noise Avoid…

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