Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2019.01.25

Edward Thomson

Whew, in addition to the day job, I’ve been hacking on some open source this week. So I’ve been thinking a lot about my favorite things about Azure Pipelines that helps out with OSS. So it’s been a busy week, and I’m looking forward to the weekend. But first, I wanted to share some of this week’s great stories from the community.

A Better Way of Deploying a Dockerized Application to Azure Kubernetes Service Using Azure Pipelines Last year, Graham Smith put together a series of blog posts about deploying a containerized ASP.NET Core application to AKS. Now he’s revisiting it to modernize it, break down a single monolithic pipeline into several smaller ones, and improve some of the “rough edges” in his original solution.

Import Work Item from external system to Azure DevOps If you’ve got several software projects, then you’ve probably got a lot of work items in various places. There are great solutions if you’re bringing data in from Team Foundation Server, but what if you need something more general? Gian Maria Ricci shows how to use the Azure DevOps REST APIs to import data from another system.

Azure DevOps: Deploying Secrets from Azure Pipelines Surely you’re not checking in your password, right? Right?! If you need to use some passwords or secret keys in your build or deployment, the best practice is to store them in a secret store. Jayendran Arumugam shows you how to pull secrets out of Azure Key Vault.

How To Set Up Continuous Integration Pipelines with Azure Pipelines and PCF Azure DevOps is bringing our development tools to engineers building software in any language on any platform. So if you’re deploying to Pivotal Cloud Foundry? No problem. Ronak Banka walks you through how to set up an Azure Pipelines release to Cloud Foundry.

DevOps and Culture My buddy Donovan famously said that DevOps is “the union of people, process, and products to enable continuous delivery of value to our end users“. And in my mind, it’s the people that are the hard part – in other words, the culture. Ron Vincent unpacks why changing the culture is so challenging and how we can think about change across the organization.

As always, if you’ve written an article about Azure DevOps or find some great content about DevOps on Azure then let me know! I’m @ethomson on Twitter.


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