Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2021.03.05

Zachary Deptawa

Happy Friday everyone! This week was Microsoft Ignite 2021, and we had a number of great sessions. If you missed it or would like to take another look at the content, head over to the Microsoft Ignite site. If you want to search through sessions, take a look at the Session Catalog. One session I really enjoyed was Grant Fritchey’s session on Automating Database Deployments using Azure DevOps. We’ve got great highlights on the landing page for you to view from the event, so be sure to check them out as well!

This week’s top community posts cover many great topics such as PowerShell code testing within a pipeline, automated publishing for Azure Data Factory pipelines, container image creation and Azure Container Registry upload via pipelines, and more! Have a look!

Increase the success rate of Azure DevOps pipelines using Pester
Testing is necessary for ensuring your code is doing what you want it to do every time you make a change. Ryan walks us through using a PowerShell test framework called Pester within an Azure DevOps pipeline to help increase your efficiency and overall code quality.

Create a custom Azure DevOps pipeline task for PowerShell
Azure DevOps has many great built-in tasks for you to use within your pipeline, but what if you need something a bit more custom? In this post, Barbara shows us how to create and publish a custom password generator Azure DevOps pipeline task.

Creating Azure DevOps Build Pipelines to deploy Container Image into Azure App Service
In this post, Jonny shows us how he uses an Azure DevOps pipeline to build a container image of his application and push it into the Azure Container Registry. This post has a video to go along with it, and it’s also a continuation of previous posts (mentioned in this post) – so be sure to check those out as well for the full picture!

Automated Publish (CI/CD) for Azure Data Factory Using DevOps
Asanka thoughtfully details how to configure automated publishing of Azure Data Factory pipelines in this step-by-step guide full of detail – screenshots of the steps included!

Adding environment variables in Azure Pipelines for a dotnet Linux service
You can define and use variables in your Azure DevOps pipeline, but what if you need to set and use environment variables on a Linux server? Bogdan walks us through some workaround options for setting Linux variables via an Azure DevOps pipeline that can be seen and used by a Linux service or daemon.

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