Securing a build definition is quite straight forward when an organization uses multiple team projects in VSTS/TFS to handle different applications they develop. Each team project build administration can be assigned to different individuals easily. There are organizations using a single team project to manage all of their applications, dividing them into teams inside a single team project. Let's look at possibilities of securing each application teams' builds in single team project for organization scenario.
Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Sunday, 29 April 2018
In modern software development usage of only a source control mechanism would not add value to the software delivery process. However, some organizations still using Visual Source Safe (VSS) to manage their source code, but it is unsupported tool as of now and they should consider moving their code bases to a different tool. As a fully DevOps capable ALM tool TFS is a good choice to move the code from VSS. Let’s look at the steps required to perform such a migration of VSS code, including history.
Thursday, 12 April 2018
When you have many team projects in your TFS instance or in your team services account (VSTS), manually finding out what are the active projects is not going to be an easy task, by looking at each code repository in each of the projects to determine whether project is getting updated with code changes. TFS/VSTS REST API can be used in this scenario to obtain the projects that have any code commits/checkins from a given date using the script available here.
Tuesday, 27 February 2018
Thursday, 8 February 2018
Resolve MSB4019: The imported project "C:\Program Files\dotnet\sdk\1.0.0-rc4-004771\Microsoft\VisualStudio\v14.0\DotNet\Microsoft.DotNet.Props" was not found or Unable to start the process. No executable found matching command "dotnet-projectmodel-server"You might encounter compilation error in Visual Studio 2015 when a new .NET Core 1 web app is created, if you have installed Visual Studio 2...
It is great if the latest updates to TFS can be applied as and when they are released. But for a large organization it might not be sometime...
TFS 2018 RC1 is now available and you can download it from https://www.visualstudio.com/downloads/ . Release note here explains the new fea...
This extension “ Chamindac.vsts.release.task.download-artifacts ” for VSTS and TFS 2015.2.1 upwards, can be used to filter for build artifac...
You needed to setup dedicated machines for testing when using Run Functional Tests and you had to execute, Deploy Test Agent step and Copy...