Tag Archives: Release Management
FI_Afrika Road

Change VSTS release variables at queue time

When creating and queueing new build, a feature that I often use is the “allow change at queue time” checkbox next to the build variables Allowing me to change it at Queue time Sometimes you also want this for releases, but there is no such an option. However, you can do it, and it is described […]

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FIRM

Controlling build quality using Build Tags and VSTS Release Management

On many occasions a release is a composition of many different artifacts, like product MSI’s, Shared Assemblies, Documentation etc.. I like to compare it with a big box that you use when moving. You fill it up with all sort of little boxes and other stuff and you label it. The big box is the […]

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Call VSTS REST API from Release Management

Update 22/6/2016 That’s how fast things go. Since this blogpost there has been a new update on VSTS that allows you to access the OAuth token by just clicking a checkbox. In the Release Environment, click the elipsis asnd select Deployment Conditions (or Configure Variables etc.). It opens a new screen where you also can […]

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FIRM

Configure your load test against different URL’s within your Release Pipeline

Yesterday I was preparing some demo’s for my NDC talk in June.  have a simple website that  deploy to Azure by using the Build and Release Pipeline functionality. I thought it would be great to run a Cloud Based Load Test as part of this pipeline and that is what I tried to do. I […]

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hangman

Release Management hangs and there is no log in place…

This week I encountered a very strange error with release management 2015.1 (so the old, grey, WPF version) We upgraded our TFS server to 2015.1 and everything was fine. We started a release and everything was fine. But the second time we started a release it only went through the first stage of our release […]

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Slides from my sessions on TechDays 2015

Last week were the Dutch Microsoft TechDays 2015. For the 5th year in row I had the great honor to host 2 sessions. One about Continuous Delivery with the Microsoft Tooling and one about Git versus Team Foundation Version Control. Team Foundation Version Control versus Git: An Introduction In this session I talked about the […]

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Techorama

Build, Test, Deploy, Repeat – Slides from my Techorama session

Techorama is a new international developer conference that was born in 2014. It is a conference that is organized by 3 community-driven techies, Pieter Gheysens, Gill Cleeren and Kevin DeRudder and brings inspiring keynotes, deep-dive developer sessions, integration scenarios and best practices. All this goodness is professionally delivered by international speakers and local community rock […]

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FIRM

Trigger a vNext release template from a build definition throws Http Error 500

Last week I was busy with some work on a vNext Release template. When my release worked I wanted to trigger that release from my build definition. Where as in the agent-based Release Management it was a matter of checking a checkbox and using a different Build Template that triggers this release, in the vNext […]

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FIRM

Start with Visual Studio Release Management vNext–VS RM for Dummies

Team Foundation Server 2013 Update 3 came with Visual Studio Release Management vNext. vNext is, next to the deployments with agents, another way of doing deployments with VSRM. The most important thing in vNext is that you can do deployments to machines, without having to install an agent. This is because VSRM vNext uses Powershell […]

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The Road to Continuous Delivery–Part 1

Introduction Continuous Delivery. You hear and read a lot about it lately and it seems to be or become a trend. What I see in the field is that companies think about Continuous Delivery but are not completely sure what it actually means. Let alone that they can oversee the impact of a Continuous Delivery […]

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