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DevOps, Git, and Agile updates from the team building Azure DevOps

Announcing Octopus Deploy integration for Visual Studio Online

Visual Studio Online recently  announced a new build system that offers a heterogonous capable platform that can easily build or integrate almost any existing asset and be extended to add new ones.  (For more information about this announcement please see Chris Build session: https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Ignite/2015/BRK3726 ) One of ...

Application Insights: Easy DevOps On-ramp for App Builders

( Editor’s note: Posting this for Clemri who is busy releasing a bunch of cool new DevOps news at the at the Velocity conference -Chuck)   The O’Reilly Velocity conference is one of the leading conferences for DevOps practitioners. This year the event is in California, May 28-29. If you plan to be at Velocity, come see us on the expo ...

A new utility for upgrading reports when you upgrade TFS

When upgrading TFS to a new version, one set of items that are not upgraded are the already deployed reports for existing projects. The existing reports will continue to work but we’ve made a large number of performance enhancements and other minor tweaks, especially on the “X” Overview reports (in each project there are a ...

Scaled Agile Framework: Visual Studio Online process template updates

We are very excited to provide built-in support for the Scale Agile Framework using our existing Scrum, Agile, and CMMI templates. Some time ago, we published a whitepaper: Scaled Agile Framework: Using TFS to support epics, release trains, and multiple backlogs, which detailed how to use TFS to support SAFe practices. In support of that ...

Collect data from a windows service using the IntelliTrace Standalone Collector

In this blog post I am going to walk you through how to collect data from a windows service using the IntelliTrace Standalone Collector. For the purpose of this post I will be using a windows service I created called “MyWindowsService”. Note: If you already have Visual Studio installed on the machine the windows service is running you ...

IntelliTrace in Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 now supports attach!

If you haven’t done so already, check out the announcement of IntelliTrace in Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 which gives you an overview of IntelliTrace and its UI. Since the release of Visual Studio Enterprise 2015 RC, IntelliTrace supports the ability to attach to running processes. As soon as Visual Studio has successfully attached to ...

Introduction and enhancements to Visual Studio Online Cloud Load Testing at Ottawa Dev Day May 30

If you missed Ignite or Build and live in Ottawa then you are in luck! A lot of that great content can be found at the Ottawa Dev Day May 30th. …While i have included their entire session list below i have to call out my favorite topic Cloud Load Testing will be there! Introduction to Cloud Load Testing Since November of 2012 when Cloud ...

Known Issue for Diagnostics Tool window in Visual Studio 2015 RC: “The diagnostic tools failed unexpectedly”

Updated 2015-07-23: Updated for Visual Studio 2015 RTM Updated 2015-06-01: Added symptom for ASP.NET MVC apps PLEASE NOTE: These issues have been resolved with Visual Studio 2015 RTM. These workarounds should no longer be necessary, and implementing them will not resolve other issues. If you are using the RTM version of Visual Studio 2015...

Using Fiddler to monitor network traffic from the VS Emulator for Android

In today’s cloud-connected world, it’s hard to find an app that doesn’t make use of an internet connection in some way or another. Whether you’re collecting app usage telemetry, making calls to a web service, or uploading your users’ cat pictures to Facebook, ensuring that your app can reliably communicate with the web is critical...

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