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Use Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to host your private package server

In this post, App Dev Manager Keith Beller demonstrates how to use VSTS to host a private package server.Before you go through the trouble of setting up a private package server to host your Nuget, NPM, Maven or Gradle feeds, consider using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). The Microsoft Package Management plugin found in the VSTS ...

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...

Tips for enterprises migrating or adopting Git

This post is provided by App Dev Manager Tina Saulsberry who shares a few tips and resources to streamline enterprise migration to Git.Microsoft has moved its largest code repository to Git. We migrated our 20+ year old Windows repository, with over 4 million files and 300GB of data. This isn’t the only repository that we have on Git, in ...

How Microsoft Does DevOps – an Interview with Aaron Bjork, Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

This post is provided by App Dev Manager Dave Harrison based on an interview with Aaron Bjork, Principal Group Program Manager for VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) at Microsoft. The following content is shared from an interview conducted in January with Aaron Bjork, Principal Group Program Manager for the VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services...

Something is Odd About the Monolithic Application Discussion

In this post, App Dev Manager Mark Eisenberg takes a look back at the origin of monolithic applications and sets up a discussion about what needs to change.A few weeks ago I recorded a podcast which was a free-flowing discussion about monolithic applications, the problems therewith and why they are still with us some 50+ years after their ...

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.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 entry, ...

TFS 2017 – Sometimes we must look back before we can move forward! – Part 1

This is the first of a series of posts is provided by Senior Application Development Manager (ADM), Chuck Goodspeed, focusing on the challenges encountered in migrating/evolving TFS 2005/2008/2010 installations a full decade forward into TFS 2017 and/or VSTS. Experiences and situations encountered at multiple customer installations provide ...

DevOps is not for sale

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Robert Shanks who reminds us to put away the checkbooks and instead: engage, empower and encourage your people!I'm an Application Development Manager (ADM) on Microsoft's Modern Applications, Premier Developer team. In my role, I have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients across ...

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