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Call VS Team Services (VSTS) REST API from your Build Pipeline

Today I had the necessity to call the Visual Team Services (VSTS) REST API to get the code changes associated to the build I was currently running. I want these changes to get all the files and to do some actions with the files that were changed. First I tried to call the REST API from Postman. In […]

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Building a checkbox in your VSTS custom build task

Update 5/25/2016 Since May 6th 2016, this is default functionality in VSTS. Look for the Checkbox Control section in this post! https://www.visualstudio.com/news/2016-may-6-vso Today I was building a custom build task for the new build system in VSTS. I read the documentation and started to work on the task.json. Besides some strings I wanted to have as […]

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Partially succeeded builds do not show in the build widget

Today I received an email about some strange behavior on the TFS 2015.1 dashboard. The partially succeeded build bars did not show in the widget. A colleague (Thanks Edwin v/d Thiel !) figured out what was wrong. The stylesheet class that was referenced had a casing error. When looking in the code you see that the style […]

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Using Personal Access Tokens to access Visual Studio Online

People who use Visual Studio Online for a while are probably familiar with the alternate credentials. These are used when accessing the REST API or when using an external client for accessing your Git repositories. You configure your alternate credentials on your [My Profile] page and fill a username and password of your choice. Once […]

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Slidedecks from my talks in TechDays Sweden

Long time no post, but I have been really busy with travelling and moving to a new house. My travels were first to the MVP Summit in Seattle where I looked into the future of Visual Studio ALM, Team Foundation Server and VSO. Then to the ALM Summit in Barcelona and then to Stockholm to […]

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Create a Trend chart in Visual Studio Online

As you might have noticed from some of my previous posts on this blog, I really like reports. I wrote about how to customize them (here, here and here), how you should use them in your ALM implementation and how to use PowerPivot to your advantage. When you read these posts, you probably will not […]

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Creating welcome pages on VSO made easy with Markdown files

In of the recent updates on Visual Studio Online a very nice feature was introduced. Welcome pages. When you want to share some information about you project or other information with your team, what is the place to do that? When working on-premise you maybe have a SharePoint portal or a corporate blog, but when […]

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Federated Identity in Visual Studio Online

Originally posted on Mitch Denny:
Earlier this week Sean McBreen from the Visual Studio Online team posted an announcement detailing the work that he and his team have been doing to streamline the process of creating a new Visual Studio Online accounts where users can authenticate using their corporate username and password. This scenario is…

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Integrate Uservoice with Visual Studio Online using ServiceHooks

At TechEd USA a very cool feature VSO integration was announced in the first keynote. It was short, but nevertheless very cool and promising. In this post I willI talk about the integration of Uservoice with Visual Studio Online. Uservoice Uservoice is a service that enables companies to manage their client feedback. Customers can add […]

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