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vsts-agent Build Definition for .NET Core (with Test Results)


The other day I cloned a .NET Core sample app MusicStore from GitHub to VSTS and wanted to configure a build definition and run unit and integration tests using hosted build agent. The Visual Studio Build Definition Template which I chose did not work out very well 😦 Clone the MusicStore to your Git Repo in the Code hub and it […]

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Release Annotations


This functionality had been available previously under the name “Deployment Markers” back when Application Insights existed under Visual Studio Online.  Release Annotations for Application Insights is an extension for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2015 Update 2 that will create annotations on the Application Insights Metrics Explorer timeline. To get started […]

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SonarQube – Active Directory Plugin


If you’ve been using SonarQube with TFS on-premises chances are you using the LDAP plugin to integrate with your Active Directory.  We are currently running version 5.4 of SonarQube with v1.5.1 of the LDAP plugin and are migrating to SonarQube 5.6 which brought this to my attention. In Update Center in SonarQube you will see the […]

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MICROSOFT CLOUD TO TOUCH DOWN IN CANADA


Toronto, June 2, 2015 – Microsoft today announced plans to deliver commercial cloud services from Canada. Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics CRM Online will be delivered from Toronto and Quebec City in 2016, further strengthening Microsoft’s footprint in Canada’s competitive cloud landscape. Read more…

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The first ever Microsoft Americas MVP Virtual Conference is less than a month away!


World-class free online conference that features technical content presented by Americas’ region MVPs that is open to the public. Why attend MVP V-Conf?  The conference will have 5 tracks, IT Pro English, Dev English, Consumer English, Portuguese mixed sessions & Spanish mixed sessions, there is something for everyone!  Learn from the best and brightest MVPs […]

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User Profile Service Connections Blank


More than likely you applied a CU, but at the moment I am not able to determine what causes this to occur. UPS Connections Query Empty (After CU is applied) Grant Local Administrator Privileges to Database Access Account (on the machine hosting the UPSA) Reboot Server Start User Profile Service Application (in Central Admin) After […]

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Welcome to WordPress.com. This is your first post. Edit or delete it and start blogging!

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MSF-Agile plus Security Development Lifecycle Process Template for TFS 2010


MSF-Agile+SDL is a TFS process template that incorporates the Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) for Agile process guidance into the MSF Agile development framework.  With the MSF-A+SDL template, any code checked into the Visual Studio Team Foundation Server source repository by the developer is analyzed to ensure that it complies with SDL secure development practices.   The […]

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Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) – Version 5.0


The Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) process guidance illustrates the way Microsoft applies the SDL to its products and technologies. It includes security and privacy requirements and recommendations for secure software development at Microsoft. It addresses SDL guidance for Waterfall and Spiral development, Agile development, web applications and Line of Business applications. IT policy makers […]

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System Center Data Protection Manager 2010 (DPM) Release Candidate – Now Available!


You can download the RC from the Microsoft Connect site. If you would like to see what the release candidate looks like before you dive in, watch Microsoft’s webcast from last month “Get Ready for DPM 2010 RC”. Technorati Tags: System Center Data Protection Manager 2010, DPM 2010

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