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Containerized Azure Pipelines Agent using Docker with WSL2


I recently installed Windows Services for Linux V2 (WSL2) and saw a Tech Preview of Docker Desktop WSL 2 posted and was extremely excited to give it a try. If you are interested, read on. Updated 08/05/2019 – update date/time in WSL2 due to Windows 10 sleep/hibernate Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview Get the latest […]

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Did your application deploy successfully? Use a selenium test in your release pipeline with a Microsoft-hosted agent


UI Testing with Microsoft-hosted Agents Microsoft-hosted agents are pre-configured for UI testing and UI tests for both web apps and desktop apps. The agents are also pre-configured with popular browsers and matching web-driver versions that can be used for running Selenium tests. The browsers and corresponding web-drivers are updated on a periodic basis.  (ref.) It’s great to […]

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Using the Azure PowerShell (Preview) task in an Azure Pipeline


I wanted an excuse to use the 4.* (preview) version of the task so I could take the Az module out for a spin. My goal was to perform the following steps I would normally perform with a browser and mouse in the Azure Portal: Delete Resource Group if it already exists Create Resource Group […]

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Update your Azure DevOps REST API URLs after moving your organization under dev.azure.com


Update your URL for your organization In the settings for your organization you can update your URL from {organization}.visualstudio.com to dev.azure.com/{organization}. Of course once you do this some of the environment variables used by Build and Release will change and if you took a dependency on their format things will break. We happened to have […]

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Testing your CosmosDB apps locally without actually using Azure


I think you’ll find this implementation of CosmosDB Server for testing your applications locally quite interesting. We will going through the following steps: Download node Make an empty package.json file Install cosmosdb-server using npm Create an app.js file Install cosmos dependency using npm Start your cosmosdb-server Make sure in your TestClass TestInitialize method to ignore […]

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Delete your resource groups in parallel using the az group command


Donovan Brown posted a How to on this earlier this year, I wanted to see if it was possible to do it using the az group command.  This is what I finally came up with. I downloaded and installed the latest PowerShell Core for Windows from GitHub releases.  I picked the latest preview V7.0.0-preview.1 release […]

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DevOps with Dynamics 365 using VSTS


I have put together a combination of scripts, tools and extensions to get the Dynamics “solution” under version control as well as incorporate continous integration (CI) and continous deployment (CD) using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). Hopefully this post is helpful to others who wish to sprinkle some DevOps on their Dynamics 365 development, if […]

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Visual Studio Web Application Debugging using SSL with Chrome Error


If you are trying to debug your website using Visual Studio 2017 and Chrome with an HTTPS link you might encounter an error in Chrome because of the new security restrictions. I was asked by someone for help to fix an error message being displayed in Chrome ERR_SPDY_INADEQUATE_TRANSPORT_SECURITY on their Windows 10 (1607) desktop. If […]

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Continuous Delivery of your NuGet Packages with VSTS – SemVer


This post is a continuation of my first post on the topic of NuGet packages.  This post, however, will focus on using Semantic Versioning of your NuGet packages.  The previous post published a NuGet package and used the Package Management Views in VSTS to demonstrate the quality of the package as it moved through the […]

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Continuous Delivery of your NuGet Packages with VSTS


This post will show one approach you can use for your NuGet with VSTS, I shall show you how you can use the release views in a NuGet Package feed to communicate package quality.  Versioning NuGet packages in a Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) environment has been a topic of discussion and even resulted in […]

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Running the Ubuntu VSTS Agent on Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)


I was playing with the new ASP.NET Core Template in Visual Studio 2017 and I thought it would be interesting to spin up a Linux Agent right on my Windows 10 Pro installation. UPDATE:  September 5th, 2017 – Upgrade Git Client to 2.14.1 from 2.7.4 Turn Windows Features On or Off You need to enable […]

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TFS 2017 Update 2 RC2 and work item type icons


Hello, Thanks for visiting.  If you have installed Update 2 RC1 or RC2 for TFS 2017 you may have noticed that all of your work item icons are different colored clip boards with a checkmark.  It doesn’t have to be this way 🙂   If you would like to use the new icons that are […]

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The first Global DevOps Bootcamp !


Originally posted on The Road to ALM:
Maybe some of you are familiar with Global Azure Bootcamp. This yearly global event is hosted by many communities throughout the world and is a great success. As a fanatic DevOps adept, I wanted to do something similar but around DevOps. And…I am proud to present that on…

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