Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2022.01.04

April Edwards

It’s April in April! It’s no joke, the top stories from the #AzureDevOps #Community are back this week! We have been on a short hiatus in support of the people in Ukraine. We do hope that everyone out there is safe and healthy.

I am April Edwards and every week I try to bring you the latest updates from around the DevOps on Azure community. If you have a post you’d like to have me include, I am always listening. You can reach out on Twitter or LinkedIn and I will be sure to share your latest post with the community. Also, be sure to tag your posts with #AzureDevOps!

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We are going to do things a bit differently this week, we’re going to cover off some of the DevOps content from the past few weeks! One big announcement for today, our beloved friends on the Azure DevOps YouTube Channel, have rebranded the site to DevOps on Azure, addressing more inclusive technologies that focus on cloud native deployment and include other tooling that can help you deploy to the cloud.


Posts from the DevOps on Azure Community

We have another week of posts from the DevOps on Azure Community. The posts this week come from across the world to share subjects like GitHub, Azure Pipelines, the always popular Terraform, and a heavy dose of security. Let’s get into this week’s community contributions!

How to Set Up Azure DevOps for Blue/Green Deployments
Eric Eissler writes a post on blue/green deployments. A topic that is near and dear to my heart.

Dynamically Retain Azure DevOps Pipelines
John Folberth shows us how we can customize our pipeline retention.

Deploying a .NET 6 Web API with Azure Pipelines
Henrique Domareski goes into a .NET 6 deployment with a SQL database.

Deploying an Angular Application with Azure Pipelines
Henrique Domareski gives us another great Azure Pipelines article this month!

Implementing Changelog Driven Deployments
Mark Wragg walks you through how he’s setup his changelog drive deployments in his GitHub repo.

Integrate ServiceNow and Azure DevOps
ZigiWave writes out how to integrate ServiceNow into Azure DevOps, really useful for service providers.

How to run Selenium Tests in Azure
Viren Automation Testing has some great YouTube series, check it out.

Manage NPM caches on Private Build Agents
Chris Footman addresses a great topic on managing disk space for your npm builds.

Connect a Database Project in Azure Repos to Azure Pipelines
Kevin Chant sets up connecting your database project in Azure DevOps.

Creating Dynamic Variables in Azure Pipelines
Thomas Thornton writes up a great blog on creating dynamic variables.

Consume a private artifact feed
John Reilly writes a great article on ADO and private artifacts.

Manage Secure Variables with Azure DevOps Library
Sourav Kundu puts together a great article on using secure variables in ADO.

Using DORA Metrics to Boost Deployments and Increase Automation
Andrew talks about their journey in measuring their metrics and automation success.

Octopus Deploy: Config as Code for Deployments Rob Pearson from Octopus Deploy has written a great update on the current release!

Boost your IaC with Bicep
Jeroen van den Burg shows us why Bicep is faster and more powerful.


Microsoft Posts, Community Events, and Updates

The Azure DevOps YouTube Channel is now DevOps on Azure
The team is looking broaden their content to not just Azure DevOps, but wider DevOps principles, tooling and methodology. Check it out and subscribe today!

Azure DevOps Migration Tool
Grab the latest release of the migration tool, that was published recently.

New Azure Boards Hub
The official Public Preview of the New Boards Hub is here!!

Starting From Scratch with Azure DevOps
Join (Erik)[https://twitter.com/thealtf4stream] as he hosts an awesome multi-part series on configuring ADO from scratch!

The DevOps Lab
has published loads of new episodes in the past month. Join (April Edwards)[https://twitter.com/TheAprilEdwards] in various series: Deploying to Azure with Octopus Deploy with Derek Campbell, Terraform Provider 3.0 Update with Kyle Ruddy, Deploying a Java app To Azure with Brian Benz and many more series!


Thank you to all this month’s contributors, there were so many great articles! We appreciate the posts from ALL the contributors, there were so many to choose from!

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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