Top stories from the VSTS community – 2018.03.23
Here are the top stories we found in our streams this week related to DevOps, VSTS, TFS and other interesting topics.
- How Microsoft Does DevOps – Dave Harrison
An excellent write-up of an interview by Dave Harrison of Aaron Bjork with links to Aaron’s excellent Agile at Microsoft talk and other content about how Microsoft does DevOps.
- Clean up your Team Project Collection prior to migrating to VSTS – Jesse Houwing
Some hard won advice from Jesse Houwing from his experiences moving from TFS to VSTS – it goes a lot quicker if you only move the stuff you want to keep. Jesse shows you how to get rid of the stale data before migration.
- Setting wild card branch policies in VSTS – Gordon Beeming
Gordon shares a very neat trick he learnt from Jeremy Epling – you can use wildcards to set branch policies for branches matching a naming convention (such as release/*)
- A quick look at the new SonarQube tasks for TFS and VSTS – Matteo Emili
Matteo shows us around the hotly anticipated and newly released SonarQube tasks for VSTS. Gone are the /d days with handy options to integrate with MSBuild, Gradle or standalone and provide your own properties file.
- Git with Unity – Edward Thomson
Edward has been digging into Unity and applying his years of history with Git to figuring out the best configuration when building on the platform.
- Giving Feedback – Brian Harry
Finally, Brian Harry used his first day of his sabbatical to write up an excellent post on giving feedback.
Podcasts & Videos
- How Windows, Windows Store, Xbox & Surface streamlined their planning and centralized on VSTS – Donovan Brown
A very in-depth interview with Jill Campbell a Group Program Manager who works in the Windows and Devices Group (WDG) in Microsoft. Jill describes how Windows moved from various tools to a unified process powered by VSTS, and how VSTS scales for them along with the flexibility and customizability which enabled them to be successful in managing over 11 million work items, across 33,000 users (across all of Microsoft) and with teams varying in processes ranging from Agile through to Waterfall.
- Radio TFS 157: Getting into the Groove
Josh and Paul catch Greg up on the MVP Summit and while they can’t share the content, sounds like they can share some of the colds they caught. Lots of news including TFS updates and TFS to VSTS migration tips.
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