Buck Hodges

Azure DevOps (formerly VSTS and Team Foundation Server)

VSTS: Lessons Learned Doing DevOps at Microsoft at Scale

Last week I gave a keynote on DevOps at VS Live! 2017 in Orlando. In this talk I cover four main things. The video is now online, and you can find the slides here. For more depth and topics on how we do DevOps with VSTS, go to aka.ms/LearnDevOps. Enjoy! Follow me at twitter.com/tfsbuck...

Would you like SSH turned on for your Team Services account?

[Update 5/29/2016] We will be turning on SSH for all existing accounts once we finish deploying sprint 100 (hopefully by the end of this week). We are beginning to roll out SSH for Team Services accounts. If you would like SSH enabled for your account, please email me your account URL. We still need to implement support for brand new ...

Using VS Team Services Web Hooks with Azure Functions

Today at the Build 2016 conference, Azure announced a new feature called Azure Functions. Here’s a quick description from the main page. Azure Functions is an event driven, compute-on-demand experience that extends the existing Azure application platform with capabilities to implement code triggered by events occurring in virtually any ...

Using Zapier to email work items to my backlog in VSTS

I use the board view of the backlog in my VS Team Services personal account to keep track of my work. I’ve wanted to be able to email a work item to my backlog, and today I finally got around to doing it. It was really easy thanks to our Zapier integration. I signed up for Zapier using the link on the Marketplace page, and that was great ...

TFS 2010 has shipped!

Monday was the official launch for the TFS and VS 2010 releases!  I highly recommend upgrading from TFS 2005 or TFS 2008 to TFS 2010.  The number of new features in TFS 2010 is very long, and there are lots of posts on them.  One of the most exciting is that you can install TFS on a client OS (e.g., Windows 7) using SQL Express ...

Using Test Impact in VSTS 2010

Dennis Stone, a tester on Team Test, has posted a great walkthrough of using the new test impact feature of 2010.  If you aren't familiar with test impact, it's a feature that tells you which tests execute the code you've changed in a checkin.  Rather than run all of the tests, you can run only the tests that test the code you ...

TFS 2010 Beta 1: Don’t run initial configuration from the administration console (MMC)

Beta 1 for TFS 2010, along with VS and VSTS, is now available to MSDN subscribers and will be available for broad download shortly.  Be sure to check out the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 First Look site to see what’s in this release, as well as the documentation on MSDN.  Brian has written posts on TFS 2010 features in ...

TFS 2008 supports SQL 2008 SP1

SQL 2008 SP1 has just been released, and we've gotten a couple of questions about whether it is supported with with Team Foundation Server 2008.  We tested SQL 2008 SP1 with both the original release of TFS 2008 and TFS 2008 SP1, and we do fully support using it with either release of TFS 2008.[UPDATE 4/14/2009]  If you are ...

Team System site overhauled

Sharon Elkins has written a post about the newly-redesigned Team System web site.  She has some details on the transformation, but one thing that stands out is the page reduction.  It's got about 75% fewer pages, which means a bunch of old stuff is gone.Check it out and give her your feedback!Technorati tags: team system, vsts...

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