Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2020.04.10

Steven

Happy Friday! It’s been another crazy week, but I’ve got some great weekend reading for you here. With Terraform in CI/CD, parameterized builds, some database migration love, a cool build automation project, and a dose of daily PowerShell in your pipeline, there is something for everyone.

Delivering Automated Terraform CI/CD with Azure DevOps
Saumilkumar introduces Terraform and shows us how to get started in Azure CloudShell and Azure Pipelines.

Customize your Azure DevOps “Run pipeline” menu
Want to add a bit of sophistication to your pipelines? Parameters may be something to explore. Damien walks us through an example of parameterizing some App Center-related builds.

Deploying an SQL Express database in Azure DevOps pipeline with YAML and generating and updating the database with migrate scripts using EF Core Code First tools
Sometimes a short sample that gets right to the point is just what you need. Tore gets right to the point and shares a build definition that includes deploying a database with Entity Framework migration scripts.

Automation Through Azure DevOps with Bob
Ok, this is a different (but cool) project. Adam introduces a tool called “Bob” that helps orchestrate and collect build artifacts from multiple builds. It’s also cool to see Azure DevOps being used to support security projects!

Use the Daily version of PowerShell in Azure Pipelines
You may not know, but I’m a huge PowerShell nerd, so it makes me very happy to see Tyler sharing a Gist with details on how to use the daily build in your CI.

If you’ve written an article about Azure DevOps or find some great content about DevOps on Azure, please share it with the #AzureDevOps hashtag on Twitter!

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  • Gavin

    I’m hearing from multiple people, including an MS advocate who presented to us, that Azure DevOps is essentially being deprecated and Microsoft are now recommending that any new development is done on GitHub.The removal of Azure DevOps integrations from the preview Git experience in Visual Studio seems to back that up. Is there an official stance on this? I assume that DevOps will just be starved of resources and allowed to fade away.

  • Bjego

    @Steven Murawski
    Hey guys the first link is just a plagiarism of your official azure devops lab. Not sure why you link to it, instead of listing our your own content: https://www.azuredevopslabs.com/labs/vstsextend/terraform/

    The copy is loosing the illustrations to make terraform much clearer and pollutes it’s content with adds.

    Btw. your azure devops lab is also linking to a whole microsoft learn course.

    The other contents are intresting.

    Have a great week and stay healthy!