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SonarQube Integration with VSTS

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Sana Noorani details how to integrate SonarQube with VSTS, so you can detect issues in code and trigger builds only when code checks pass. Introduction to SonarQubeSonarQube is an open source tool used for continuously checking code quality. Many developers will add it to their DevOps pipelines with ...

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...

Deploying Your Dockerized Angular Application To Azure Using VSTS (Part II)

Premier Developer Consultant Wael Kdouh demonstrates how to maintain consistency across development and production environments by utilizing Docker containers. He will show you how this is possible while concurrently automating the process with VSTS. In my previous post, I showed you how to deploy your Angular application to Azure using...

Setting up CI/CD targeting Red Hat OpenShift Kubernetes Using VSTS

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Najib Zarrari demonstrates how to deploy a containerized ASP.NET Core Web API app into an OpenShift Kubernetes cluster.The first part of this blog will go over how to create a sample ASP.NET Core web application with Docker support. We will use this as our demo app to deploy to the Kubernetes cluster...

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 ...

A branching strategy for CI/CD using Git in VSTS

In this post from his blog, Premier Developer consultant Ilias Jennane discusses a strategy that can be used for branching and merging using Git in VSTS in a continuous integration/continuous deployment environment.When it comes to Branching and Merging strategies, the internet is full of examples and “best practices”. I personally don’t...

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