Anand Gaurav

Program Manager, Visual Studio and .NET

Anand Gaurav is a program manager on the Visual Studio team at Microsoft. He works on VS developer experiences with primary focus on NuGet - the .NET package manager.

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Continuous deployment/delivery with Jenkins and VS Team Services

Release Management (VS Team Services) lets you automate your deployments so that you could deliver your apps/services easily and deliver them often. You can setup the CI and CD process all on VS Team Services. However, if you have the CI pipeline already set with Jenkins, VS Team Services has good integration points through its APIs that can ...

Using Release Management VSO service to manage releases

With Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 4 RTM, you can use Visual Studio Online(VSO) service to set up and manage your releases to Azure. This means you can configure Release Management client to connect to Visual Studio Online service instead of Release Management server used for on-premises setup. Getting started with ...

Trigger Release from build with Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 3

The following is applicable only for vNext pipelines of Release Management.    To trigger a release from build with Release Management for Visual Studio 2013 Update 2, you needed to install RM client on TFS build agent machine.  With Update 3, this is no longer needed. Release Management Update 3 has exposed some REST APIs to trigger ...

Work-items tracking using Release Management

Tracing what is new in a given release for a product is often tiresome and time taking task. With Microsoft Release Management 2013 Update 3 RC/RTM, you can achieve this easily through its “Change Summary” feature. Details of this feature is described below Change Summary feature details Manual Release When you start a new manual ...

Need to migrate Release Management Server?

In order to migrate Release Management Server, follow these steps in sequence: 1. Backup existing Release Management server DB. (Learn about How to: Back Up a Database) 2. Export crypto key.  (For more details on the RSA crypto key export, check ‘Exporting an RSA Key Container’ section of Importing and Exporting Protected ...

Deploy automatically to virtual machines in Windows Azure using Visual Studio Release Management

Visual Studio Release Management can be used to achieve continuous deployment to virtual machines in Windows Azure. When configured correctly, Release Management is able to deploy to a VM residing on the cloud just as easily as to a VM hosted locally. This article will explain the steps in order to start a VM on the cloud, deploy to it, and ...

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