VSTS Rest API – Hard to find methods

This post does not have a lot of text, only an introduction. I use the VSTS Rest API quite a lot and the documentation is great, but not everything is documented or hard to find. In this post, I list some snippets that you can use to get even more out of the VSTS Rest […]

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Running a VS Team Services (VSO) Build Agent in a Windows Docker Container

A while ago I wrote a post on how to run a Visual Studio Online (now called Visual Studio Team Services) Build Agent in a Docker Container on Linux. I got some good feedback on this post and now it is time to do the same trick again but only on Windows. Yes ! You […]

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Create a Windows Docker Host and connect to it without Visual Studio

I have been exploring Docker on Windows for a while because I think it is very promising that containers can run on the Windows platform as well. I’ve also written  a few posts already about Docker but this one is all about creating a Windows Docker Host on Azure and connect to it. Why does […]

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Running a Visual Studio Build vNext agent in a Docker container

Update: 27-10-2016 Take a look at the official Microsoft Docker Images on DockerHub that also contain a Build agent With the introduction of the new build engine in Visual Studio Online and Team Foundation Server 2015, Microsoft also introduced real cross-platform build capabilities, The VSO-BuildAgent and tasks are both published as Open source on Github […]

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Remove the [External] Tag in Outlook

I am an outlook user. A heavy outlook user. ANd there is something that is bothering me. The [External Tag in front of every message I get from an external email address (which is almost all my email) Don’t get me wrong. I understand it. There is so much phishing and spoofing going on that […]

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Aligned Autonomy in Practice

In my previous blog post I talked about Engineering Culture and how important it is to embrace the fact that you need to behave like a software company. In this blog post I want to dive a little bit deeper in to an aspect of the pillar “Empowering Operating Model”. When it comes to the […]

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Building an Engineering Culture

In 2011, Marc Andreesen made an often quoted statement “Software Is Eating the World”. Now, about 11 years later I think we can all agree on the fact that this is true and every company has become a software company. Ok ok ok, I agree, there are some exceptions. The bakery, the butcher or the […]

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Embrace chaos to achieve stability

Date: 29 april 2022/25 may 2022Location: Porto, Portugal/Antwerp, Belgium, Utrecht, OnlineEvent: NDC Porto/Techorama Belgium / Techorama NL , AllDayDevOpsDuration: 60 minutes AbstractWhat do you do in case of a cyber attack? And a natural disaster? The absence of a person? Or, more concrete. What happens if the network is down, your data center is not […]

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Using the GitHub Container Registry with Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Last week I wanted to try the GitHub container registry as an alternative for Azure Container Registry. Since many things are moving towards GitHub this seemed a good idea. The plan I wanted to execute was as follows:* Build a Docker Container with GitHub Actions* Push a Docker Container to the GitHub Container Registry* Pull […]

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Corona gives us the opportunity to teach our kids (and schools) to learn and adapt

Just like almost any other blog writer, I also want to divert a little bit from my normal topics to write about this pandemic that hits us all. COVID-19 or Corona. Just like almost every other country in the world, my family and I are also bound to our house. That means, working from home, […]

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Creating an Azure Container Registry Service Connection in Azure DevOps with your own ServicePrincipal

A while ago, I blogged about creating an Azure Container Registry Service Connection in Azure DevOps, using the UI. In short, when you don’t have direct permission on the Azure subscription, the UI in Azure DevOps blocks you from creating a service connection, because there is no manual way of doing that. My previous post […]

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IT4IT DevOps Manifesto

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Different variables for different branches in your Azure DevOps Pipeline

Yesterday I needed to create a pipeline to publish a zip file to a storage account on Azure. The zip file is used to publish some content to a website. I use the Azure DevOps wiki to write the content. A development branch, that contains the working version, and the master branch that contains the […]

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