Vijay Machiraju

Director of Product Management, GitHub

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Change in Azure Pipelines Grant for Private Projects

Azure Pipelines has been offering free CI/CD to customers since the beginning. This allows people trying out Azure DevOps to use nearly all our features, including Microsoft-hosted agents, without having to pay us anything. We offer 1800 free minutes per month on hosted agents to all projects, and 10 parallel jobs to open source projects. ...

Change in Azure Pipelines Grant for Public Projects

To prevent abuse from miners and to help serve our legitimate users, we are making a change in how we give free concurrency to new open source projects in Azure Pipelines.

Managing Configuration and App Settings for Multiple Environments in Your CD Pipeline

Your continuous delivery pipeline typically consists of multiple environments. You may want to deploy changes first to a test or staging environment before deploying to a production environment. Furthermore, your production environment may itself comprise of multiple scale units, each of which you may deploy in parallel or one after the other ...

Pricing for Release Management in TFS “15”

[Update on  Nov 16, 2016] This article is now outdated. With the RTM version of TFS 2017, we have the final pricing model for Release Management. For more information, see our official documentation. Since the new version of Release Management was introduced in TFS 2015 Update 2, it has been in "trial mode". Any user with Basic access level ...

Release Management planning update – 2016 H2

Now that we are done with a majority of items listed in our 2016 H1 plan, it is time to talk about our plans for 2016 H2. Most of the features listed below will first be available in VS Team Services, and they will be available on-premises in TFS vNext. We are quite early in these plans, and some of the screenshots shown below are just ...

Deploy artifacts from OnPrem TFS server with Release Management Service

[Update on 5 Apr 2016: This feature is now available again. You'll need to install the External TFS Tools extension for it to work now. It is recommended to update any Release definitions that have been created using artifacts from an on-premises TFS server.] [Update on 12 Feb 2016: This feature has been temporarily disabled in VSTS as ...

Release Management in TFS 2015 Update 2

With the release of Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2 at //Build 2016, you get all the new Release Management (RM) features integrated right into TFS. The Release hub in the TFS web interface is your entry point to managing and tracking all of your application deployments. Here is a quick run through of the various features in Release...

Impact of new Release Management orchestration features

We are rolling out a number of orchestration improvements in Release management service. These improvements are explained in the release notes here and here. One of the key features in this release is that you will be able to author more complex release definitions, where the deployments can happen to multiple environments in parallel. You do ...

Using Release Management for Test Automation

My colleague Abhishek Agarwal wrote a nice article on how the Release Management team dog-foods Release Management service as part of their development process. It is a good use case for how you can use RM for deploying and testing your applications on a daily basis (or for every check-in).http://blogs.msdn.com/b/abhishea/archive/2016/01/04/...

Moving from the server-client versions of Release management to the web-based one in VS Team Services and TFS

[Updated 5 Apr 2016] Like what you see in the new Release Management service in VS Team Services and in TFS server? Are you currently using the rich client to connect to the previous version of Release Management service in VS Team Services or to an on-premises Release Management 2013 or 2015 server? Would you like to move to the new web-...