Top stories from the VSTS community – 2017.07.28

Willy-P. Schaub

Here are top stories we found in our streams this week related to DevOps, VSTS, TFS and other interesting topics.


  • HOWTO: Check browser type and its version in your VSTS/TFS extensions – Utkarsh Shigihalli Ever wanted to check which browser (and browser version) your VSTS/TFS extension is running on? In this blog post we will see couple of such methods which will help us to detect browser type and its version.
  • So many things I like in the new Release Editor! – Matteo Emili Change is hard to swallow, it is the human nature and we cannot do anything about it so like every change, the new Release Editor can be a surprise for some.
  • Performance Testing with VSTS – Jeff Bramwell Earlier today I gave a talk at this year’s Tulsa TechFest (love this conference!) on Performance Testing with VSTS On- and Off-Premises.
  • VSTS Authentication: AAD or MSA? – Colin Dembovsky There are other authentication mechanisms such as SSH and Personal Access Tokens (PATs) but you need to first authenticate via AAD or MSA before you can use these other alternative mechanisms.
  • How to Identify Major Blockers in a CI/CD Pipeline – Matthew Setter When your pipeline is in active use, how can you regularly identify and remove any significant blockers that work against it being as efficient and effective as possible?
  • Exclude Folders from SonarQube analysis – Ricci Gian Maria Creating a build that is capable of perform a SonarQube analysis on a VSTS /  TFS is a really simple task, thanks to the two tasks that are present out-of-the box.
  • Managing settings for an Angular app with VSTS – Benny Michielsen Trying to have one unified way of handling the settings gives two challenges: how to bootstrap the Angular app with dynamic settings and how to manage these during deployment.
  • Update appsettings.json at deploy time with VSTS Release Management – Pieter Gheysens Lately I have to deal more with .NET Core Web Applications to setup build and release definitions in VSTS. What always comes up is how to deal with specific application settings which must be updated for a specific environment.

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  • Web App Service on Azure – Jeremy Likness In less than ten minutes! This short video demonstrates just how straightforward it is to build and deploy a .NET Core app from Linux to an Azure Web App on Linux.
  • IOT and Build Server – Fanie Reynders We are going to make use of Azure Functions, your favorite source-code repo (like VSTS) and a Raspberry Pi to create a simple lamp indicating the status of your builds on each check-in.

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