Empowering the community with our OSS projects

If you’re following our continuous transformation to Agile practices and DevOps, you’ll realize that we have come a long way with self-organizing and self-managing teams. See our stories for details. We’re ready to take the next step! We’re handing over our github.com/ALM-Rangers organisation and repositories to our community of ALM | DevOps Ranger contributors. What…

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Why we’re using AWS, not Azure, to store our OSS releases

We’ve received the question “why are you storing your releases on AWS and not on Azure” for projects, such as the vsts-agent and ALM-Rangers/Migrate-assets-from-RM-server-to-VSTS. For example, when you’re downloading a release from either of these projects you’ll notice amazonaws in the download URLs, as highlighted below: Both projects, and others, are open source solutions (OSS)…

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Manage your open source usage and security in your pipeline

The open source approach has a tremendous value for us as a technological community. The collaborative development model helps the industry evolve rapidly, increase innovation and save time and money. We all use open source components in our applications, front or back end, JavaScript, .NET or Python, whether it is a JSON serialization library or…

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Why are we open sourcing our extensions?

We plan to open source many of our solutions, listed on library of tooling and guidance solutions, to share them as sample code, foster community collaboration and innovation. Our mission is to “provide professional guidance, practical experience and gap-filling solutions”. When we ship a solution, we need to switch context to other gaps, limiting our…

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Library of tooling and guidance solutions (aka.ms/vsarsolutions)

A library of out-of-band tooling and practical guidance, extensions,  and community solutions, complementing our publications (aka.ms/vsarpublications). You can get information about new features and bug fixes included in the releases here. Extensions | Guidance and Tooling | Community Solutions | Retiring Guidance and Tooling | Deprecated Solutions Extensions Library of Visual Studio and Visual Studio…

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