Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2019.04.12

Edward Thomson

I’m back from a few weeks of travelling – a fun mix of conferences and holiday – and I’m happy to be home. I’m particularly excited that I’ll be here in England for the Global Azure Bootcamp in just a few weeks. It’s coming up on April 27, it’s all about Azure and Cloud Computing, and it’s taking place in locations across the world. So now I’ve just got to figure out which location I want to visit! There’s an event near you, too, so maybe I’ll see you there!

Azure DevOps Server 2019 Install Guide
If you’re gearing up to install Azure DevOps Server 2019 (the on-premises version of Azure DevOps, formerly Team Foundation Server) then you’ll love this comprehensive walkthrough from Ben Day. It covers everything from installing the operating system to Azure DevOps Server to the build and release agent.

Node.js + AKS on Azure DevOps
One of the easiest ways to bootstrap a complete pipeline for a new application – even with sample code – is with Azure DevOps Projects. Emily Freeman walks through setting up a container-based Azure DevOps pipeline for a new node.js project.

Azure DevOps: Recommended Practices for Secure Pipelines
It’s critical to keep your Azure DevOps accounts and your pipelines secure. The best start is reading the data protection whitepaper. But Michael Pedersen is collecting additional recommended practices for secure pipelines.

Open a project from an Azure DevOps repo in Visual Studio 2019
One of my favorite new features in Visual Studio 2019 is the new Start Window (and, yes, it’s a start window). Abou Conde shows you how it lets you get started with a project in a Git repository hosted in Azure Repos right away.

Do you want to move to YAML pipelines? Here is how I would do it
The new YAML-based pipelines are awesome because they let you check in your build configuration right with your code. But they can be daunting for first time users. Matteo Emili introduces the new assistant that lets you combine the power of YAML with the simplicity of the visual designer.

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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