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Designing Apps for the Cloud – VSO2GO Episode 4

September 3, 2015 | By | No Comments

If you’re following along our journey were half way through. Welcome back and thank you, the response to this series has been great. If you just joining us we are glad to have you. Since the content of this blog can be applied to almost any application that uses external services via standards like REST, you really don’t need to have read the previous episodes in …

Going mobile with Visual Studio Online API – VSO2GO Episode 3

September 1, 2015 | By | No Comments

If you’re following along our journey, welcome back! If you just joining us, please take a look at the first two blogs in this series. In this third episode we will show you how to access Visual Studio Online via the RESTful API. I’m going to use code out of this Visual Studio Online REST API project on CodePlex. This will also allow you to step …

Continuous Delivery with VSO Build vNext – VSO2GO Episode 2

August 27, 2015 | By | No Comments

If you’re following along our journey, welcome back! If you just joining us, please take a look at Episode 1 – ASP.NET with Azure Active Directory. In this second episode we will walk through how to take an ASP.NET application and configured it for Continuous Deployment with Visual Studio Online. When we are done the application should automatically Build, run Unit Tests and Deploy to Azure either via a …

Microsoft Release Management: The Next Generation

August 25, 2015 | By | No Comments

Since this post was written, Microsoft has released their own update on Release Management. As a result, we’ve opted to remove our blog post in favor of pointing you toward Microsoft’s blog. You can see the whole story directly from Microsoft here.

ASP.NET with Azure Active Directory – VSO2GO Episode 1

August 24, 2015 | By | No Comments

I’ve recently spent some time working with the Visual Studio Online API creating an ASP.NET application. The benefit of have visibility into VSO Work items on the go was too much to pass up on for a series. So over the next several blogs we will show you how to create your own Visual Studio Online App via the RESTful API, authenticate with Azure Active Directory …

Building ASP .NET 5 Applications on Linux with TFS 2015, Part 4: Creating and running the Build

August 18, 2015 | By | No Comments

Okay, we’re almost done! In the past three parts, we’ve gone over how to get TFS configured for Basic authentication, set up the cross-platform build agent, and get DNX installed. At this point, everything is working. All that’s left is creating a build definition and running it! First, make sure your cr oss-platform build agent is running. If you remember from part 2, just switch to …

Building ASP .NET 5 Applications on Linux with TFS 2015, Part 3: Installing DNX

August 17, 2015 | By | No Comments

In part 1, we set up TFS. In part 2, we configured our Linux build agent. Now in part 3, we’ll be setting up DNX (the .NET Execution Environment) for Linux. Since DNX/ ASP .NET 5 is still in development, we’ll be going against the latest dev branch for extra fun. You can find more details on the ASPNET GitHub page. First up, we need to …

Build tasks for Release Management 2015

August 14, 2015 | By | No Comments

I think I might be obsessed with the new build system. I was getting bored with blogging about it, so I took a break… to write some custom tasks for interacting with Release Management. There are two tasks: RMAgentRelease TokenManager These just replicate the behavior that was built into the Release Default Template in TFS2013 — the Token Manager allows you to swap your tokenized files …

Building ASP .NET 5 Applications on Linux with TFS 2015, Part 2: Configuring the build agent

August 14, 2015 | By | No Comments

In my last post, I explained how to configure your TFS server and agent pools to support Linux build agents. In this post, I’ll be setting up a Linux machine to act as a build agent for an on-premise instance of TFS 2015. The TFS 2015 cross-platform build agent is just a Node JS application, so we have some prerequisites to take care of first. First, …

Building ASP .NET 5 Applications on Linux with TFS 2015, Part 1: TFS setup

August 13, 2015 | By | No Comments

I recently left my Windows-centric comfort zone a bit and took a journey into Linux-land to see how I could get an ASP .NET 5 application building on a Linux machine. This was a surprisingly tricky process, so I figured I would blog about what I did so that other people could get up and running easily. This involves some set up on the TFS side, …

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