Tag Archives: VSTS

Using VSTS Package Management as a private Chocolatey Gallery

For information how to set up a private Powershell repository on VSTS check this post I just blogged about how to use VSTS Package Management as a private Powershell repository. But here was another need that I had. I wanted a private Chocolatey gallery as well. So I did some more investigation and foudn that […]

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Only trigger a release when the build changed

I created a Build task for this purpose as well. Check it out here!  Back in the early days, when we used XAML builds in TFS (wow that seems like ages ago!), we had the possibility to NOT execute a build when nothing changed in the source code repository. This checkbox “Build even if nothing has changed” […]

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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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Set output variable in a Powershell VSTS Build Task

Currently I am building a pipeline that performs some actions on Azure. For example creating a Azure Storage Account. When doing this, I want to return some values from my Powershell script back into a variable of my Build Pipeline, so I can use this in another task. After some searching I finally found out how […]

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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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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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Upload process template to TFS 2015 gives a version error

Today I was doing some process template customization on a TFS 2015 server. The process template that was in use was one that was created for TFS 2013.4 and worked fine. We did the upgrade and everything was fine as well. But as good practice describes, we also have a version of this Process Template […]

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Started the Dutch Microsoft ALM Group. First meeting March 3rd

Application Lifecycle Management, DevOps, Continuous Delivery, Agile Scrum etc. All subjects where I am really passionate about. I spent most of my days working on this using tools like Visual Studio Team Services, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio etc. And it is still very alive! Although ALM is a term that is not commonly used […]

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Use Visual Studio Team Services Build to manage your Azure Resource Groups

If you, just like me, have a MSDN subscription you are also provided with some serious Azure Credits. Because I am a Microsoft MVP I received the MSDN Enterprise subscription, allowing me to run 130 euro worth of Azure services. Because I do a lot of demos and experiments I always have a couple of […]

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Unattended install of a Visual Studio Team Services (a.k.a. VSO) Build Agent

A while ago I was looking at installing the VSTS build Agent on Linux and was searching for the possibility to uninstall it unattended. I was doing this because I wanted to run my agent in a Docker container and on startup I wanted to run a configured agent. I solved ths by using an […]

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