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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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Azure PowerShell (Preview) version 4.* (preview)

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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