Continuous Delivery for Azure SQL DB using Azure DevOps Multi-stage Pipelines

In our previous overview of DevOps for Azure SQL DB, we showed you how you can use the built-in tasks in Azure Pipelines to deliver changes continuously to an Azure SQL database. That pipeline was quite simple, and did not have a separate step to create the database. It also did not have any built-in mechanism for approvals.

How To Continuously Deploy Your .NET Core Azure WebJobs

A video-article tutorial on how to set up a new Azure WebJob and configure the build/deploy pipeline in Azure DevOps.

Azure DevOps Roadmap update for 2020 Q4

As part of our ongoing commitment to Azure DevOps, we'd like to share with you some key features we're planning on delivering over the next quarter.

Update base Azure DevOps work item types description for an Inherited Process

Updating the system field description for Azure DevOps work item types for the inherited customs process type is now supported. For any Azure DevOps Services Project, We choose project templates such as Agile, Scrum, Basic, or we can create a custom template by inheriting from system types project.

10 Azure DevOps - Work Items Tips & Tricks that you should know

Azure DevOps has everything you need to build your software product from envisioning to put in into end-users’ hands. This post listed 10 useful Azure DevOps Work Items Tips & Tricks.

Org Level Default branch name for repos in Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps now has support to set up the Org level default branch name for new repositories. For Azure DevOps Git Repositories, by default branch name is set to master. Whenever we create new repositories, it takes master as default.

Copy Child Work Items in Azure DevOps - Daily .NET Tips

You can include child work items while copying a work item and creating a new instance from it. Copy child work items could be very useful when you want to create a new work item from existing items which like several other work items associated.

Link Azure DevOps work items to an existing build

You can link Azure DevOps work items to existing builds. For every work item, we can attach a development link such as branch, build number, or related work items. Linking work items to existing build can help in traceability, and associate existing missing work items for Azure DevOps builds.

How To Send an Email With an Attachment Using PowerShell and SendGrid API

In this article let us discuss Sending email with attachment using Powershell and Send Grid. This includes the below steps (Also Available Github)

Azure Artifacts billing changes coming October 2020

The notable differences, starting October 5th, are around UI changes, a new storage drilldown feature, and changes within the usage limit tiers and artifacts upload blocking.

Set up CD using Azure DevOps for Worker Service Part 2

Here is the link to the "home page" for this blog series. We are going to learn here how to: Stop and Delete Service Delete files Copy files Install and Start Service Azure DevOps Library Run Service as Service Account Clean Up We continue to set up CD for Worker

Continuous Integration With Azure DevOps

We are going to build a continuous integration pipeline with Azure Pipelines to automate the build and verification process for a TodoService.

New IP address ranges with Service Tags for Azure DevOps Services

Azure DevOps Services will support Service Tags by the end of CY2020. Azure Service Tags are a convenient way for customers to manage their networking configuration to allow traffic from specific Azure services. Once a Service Tag has been set up for Azure DevOps Services, customers can easily allow access by adding the tag name azuredevops to their NSGs or firewalls either through the portal or programmatically.

Run Anisble Playbook From Azure Devops Release Pipeline

In this article, I will explain how to run Ansible Playbook from the Azure DevOps tool. This tutorial assumes that the Ansible utility is installed and enabled. I am adding Azure DevOps in artifacts as I am using Azure repository to store our playbook and inventory file. I have already Pushed the inventory file and tutorial.yml playbook in my Azure repo branch ansible-tutorial.

How Far Left Can You Shift?

What does it take to implement a Shift Left DevOps approach and how will it bring better code, lower risk, reduced cost and less effort? In his article, The Shift Left Principle and DevOps IBM’s Rick Weaver explains how it’s supposed to work, and why it’s important to shift left: “The premise behind ‘Shift Left’ is that we move things that we typically do in later stages earlier. It is human nature, but many people tend to defer particularly tough issues. […] Ultimately this leads to significant problems when we eventually try to address the issue. The graphic below illustrates what happens. It’s also an indicator that more agile approaches are needed.”

Mulesoft Cloudhub Deployment using Azure DevOps

Mulesoft Cloudhub Deployment using Azure DevOps: This article gives a brief overview of Azure DevOps and the detailed steps on deploying a Mule application into Cloudhub.

Set up CD using Azure DevOps for Worker Service

Create a new Release Create IIS website and SQL database deployment job Add an artifact Create Stage tasks Create File transform task Azure DevOps Folder structure on server Create Expand.

PVS-Studio: Analyzing Pull Requests In Azure DevOps

Let's show you how to configure pull request analysis using self-hosted agents in Microsoft Azure DevOps, using the examples of the Minetest game.

Jenkins by Example

Coming from other continuous integration (CI) solutions, Travis CI, GitLab, and Azure DevOps Service, I was surprised when I found it difficult to learn Jenkins. The good news, however, is that in the end, I found Jenkins relatively easy to use and a pleasure to work with.

NET Core app using Docker, Azure DevOps, Azure Container Registry

This is a guide on how to use Azure DevOps to build and then publish a docker image as an Azure App Service, using Azure Container Registry.