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Integrating Selenium tests in a release pipeline

Senior Application Development Manager Marcelo Silva recently posted this article demonstrating how to implement UI test automation using VSTS and Selenium.Today, I'd like to show you a proof-of-concept I created for one of my customers where we implement User Interface (UI) test automation into a Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI...

Audit SQL Server stop, start, restart

In this article, Application Development Manager Steve Keeler outlines an approach for determining the domain identity of a user who has initiated a stop, start, or restart request on SQL Server services. Although SQL Server contains server and database auditing functionality as part of the product, this cannot be used to determine the ...

End-to-end from Code Project, to VSTS CI/CD, to Azure

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Crystal Tenn shares how to set up and deploy a full stack application using Azure App Services. The proof of concept will help you better understand the interactions between an Azure Web App, Azure API App, and Azure SQL Server resource with a step-by-step tutorial.  In addition, we will show you...

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Developers

If you are looking to maximize your productivity and impact as a modern developer, consider these seven habits shared by App Dev Manager Ketuan Baldwin. Reaching your full potential as a developer requires you to be highly effective. In this blog, I will discuss some principles that are important for modern developers to be successful. The ...

Notes from the Field: Migrating to Visual Studio Team Services

Premier Developer consultant Brian Blackman shares two major insights regarding migrating on-premises databases to the cloud. This post does not cover all the details of migration to Visual Studio Team Services. You can find that information at Migrate to Visual Studio Team Services. And your options for migration can be found at Migration ...

Using VSTS Service Hooks in Release Management to add resource cleanup resilience

In this post, Principal Consultant/App Dev Manager Lou Sawyer describes how to integrate webhooks and runbooks to cleanup failed Azure deployments. Release Management capabilities in Visual Studio Team Service are fantastic and offers extensibility points to make everyone's life easier. In this post, we'll be discussing the Service ...

Enabling ALM Tooling in the Cloud for PubSec Customers

In this post, Senior App Dev Manager Doug Owens explores cloud hosted TFS options for government organizations.(image) In sharing notes with peers within Microsoft, it becomes clear that many of our PubSec customers can benefit from improved Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) and DevOps practices. The world-class features, low barriers to ...