Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2019.03.08
It’s been a busy week here on the Azure DevOps team – we’ve been busy putting the finishing touches on Azure DevOps Server 2019 and getting it out the door. Azure DevOps Server is the new name for Team Foundation Server – so now you can install the very latest version of our on-premises DevOps tools in your data center. While we weren’t publishing that, we found some great links about DevOps from the community:
Azure DevOps for Visual Studio Extensions
Laurent Kempé authors the popular Git Diff Margin extension for Visual Studio, which brings more information about your Git repository into the editor. Producing a popular extension is hard work, and he’s used Azure Pipelines to automate his build and release pipeline and reduce the amount of manual work involved.
Auto-generating release notes in Azure DevOps pipelines
Speaking of using Pipelines to automate your software delivery, Willy-Peter Schaub showed me a great way to help with one of my least favorite things in a release: writing the release notes. (Ugh!) I’m installing Richard Fennell’s “Generate Release Notes” extension this weekend.
Pushing SQL Change Automation Code to Azure DevOps
If you read the recent State of Database DevOps report, you’d know how important it is to bring your database into your DevOps strategy. Steve Jones shows you how to start version controlling your SQL Change Automation.
How NOT to Do Time Tracking for Software Developers
Any developer who’s suffered through filling out timesheets knows how frustrating time tracking can be. But what if you could get that data without much overhead? 7pace’s Timetracker integrates with Azure Boards to leverage your existing data.
Consider This When Planning your TFS to Azure DevOps Migration
If you’re tired of running your on-premises Team Foundation Server, and ready to move it to the cloud, Azure DevOps has a simple migration guide. D. Omar Villarreal walks you through it and tells you what to expect and succeed with the import tool.
So Many Walk-Throughs for Azure Pipelines
People are using Azure Pipelines to help their build and releases pipelines for all sorts of things, from websites to Angular apps, Sharepoint Framework applications and Microsoft Teams apps, and even Unity games.
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.