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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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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Pushing to an Azure Container Registry from Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps is full of great wizards and helpers to make life of the developers easy. One of them is setting up a service connection to an Azure Container Registry. When you go to the Service Connections of your Azure DevOps project and create a new Docker Registry Connection, it gives you a nice dialog […]

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Growing your DevOps Mindset @ Techorama Belgium

Tuesday 22 May,  I did a talk on Techorama Belgium on Growing your DevOps Mindset. The session: Practicing DevOps successfully requires knowledge of hard skill areas such as continuous delivery and automated testing. But even if you have all these tools in place, you are not necessarily successful. And why is that? In most cases, […]

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Road To ALM – Episode 3 Local Credential Scanning

In this episode I’ll show how you can use the CredScan build task to scan multiple repositories at the same time. By running locally on your PC or by using the same mechanism to create a schedule Continuous Assurance Job.

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Road To ALM – Episode 2 Credential Scanning in the pipeline

In this episode I talk about Credential Scanning in the pipeline. By using the buildtasks that are available on the website http://secdevtools.azurewebsites.net/ you can use the new Microsoft Credential Scanner to find secrets, password, certificates, SAS tokens and PAT’s before they end up in your master branch. I will show how to get the task […]

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Road To ALM YouTube Channel

It’s 2019 and I wanted to start something new. So I started a Road To ALM YouTube channel as an addition to this blog. In this channel I will create short, compact videos that cover a subject that interests me. Probably something in the DevOps space. But hey, why write if you can run the […]

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