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Inside Visual Studio Team Services: Summer Interns and Package Management

Each month, we bring you the insiders view into Visual Studio Team Services - how the product is developed, how we dogfood it and use it every day, who are the people behind it and tips and tricks on becoming a power user This month, we interview our Explorer Interns - Aurélie Pluche, Tracy Tran and Madison Willcox. They're interning with ...

Deploying an Azure Red Hat Linux VM Running Apache Tomcat for use with Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS) now has at least three mechanisms (i.e. deployment and utility tasks) for deploying to a Linux host or virtual machine (VM).  This walkthrough will show specifically how to setup and configure an Red Hat (v. 7.2) VM on Azure to run Tomcat and other necessary services to support ...

Deploying an Azure Ubuntu Linux VM Running Apache Tomcat for use with Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server

Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server (TFS) now have at least three mechanisms (i.e. deployment and utility tasks) for deploying to a Linux host or virtual machine (VM).  This walkthrough will show specifically how to setup and configure an Ubuntu (v16) VM on Azure to run Tomcat and other necessary services to support three...

Copy Files Over SSH during Continuous Integration and Deployment

In July we released a SSH task to run commands or scripts on a remote machine to make it easier to configure Linux servers as part of your automated build or release definitions. Now we are including another task that will make it easier to deploy to Linux servers. The Copy Files Over SSH task allows securely copying files to a remote server...

Upload Files from Team Services Builds and Releases with FTP/FTPS

Team Services includes a new build and release task, FTP Upload.  Now your Team Services build or release can upload files using FTP or FTPS.  The FTP Upload task is cross-platform and does not require additional dependencies. This task is available today in Team Services and will be available in the next version of Team Foundation Server...

Team Services Integration with Jenkins Jobs, Pipelines, and Artifacts

Team Services now integrates even better with Jenkins.  The "Jenkins Queue Job" and "Jenkins Download Artifacts" tasks are useful for blending Team Services and Jenkins build and release steps. Why would Microsoft choose to integrate with Jenkins when Team Services has its own highly-capable build and release systems?  Our goal is to ...

Evolving the Visual Studio Test Platform – Part 2

As promised in the previous post, what follows is a recap of all of the Testing-related features implemented and delivered in the Visual Studio 2015 cycle until now. Each of the features might be relevant at a different stage in the lifecycle, but together they serve the single purpose of enabling efficiency - and overlaid on the lifecycle ...

Team Services Extensions Monthly Roundup

It's been 9 months since we launched our new extensibility platform and Marketplace for Team Services and it has been exciting. So far we've seen With such a rich set of publishers and extensions coming to our marketplace, we want to start taking the opportunity once a month to highlight some of our favorite extensions or ...

August Hosted Build Pool Image Updates

Today we are rolling out a new image to the hosted build pool with the following updates For a full list of software see https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/docs/build/admin/agents/hosted-pool#software-on-the-hosted-build-server...