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DevOps Defined in 3 Simple Sentences

Many of us are already familiar with the general concept of DevOps . But when asked by someone unfamiliar with DevOps, “What exactly is DevOps?”, it can be very tough to succinctly explain. In the latest Azure DevOps update video, Microsoft provides the perfect definition of DevOps in 3 simple sentences (jump to 02:45 in the video down below): “Think of DevOps as one continuous motion, where you plan, build, deploy, and operate your apps….

How to Run .NET Core Selenium Tests in Azure DevOps

If you’re interested in running .NET Core Selenium Tests in Azure DevOps, then you’ve come to the right place. In my newest video, I will provide a detailed walk-through that will demonstrate step-by-step how run your .NET Core tests – specifically Selenium tests – using both Visual Studio and Azure DevOps. And as always, if you need any help with Azure DevOps, just know that Imaginet is here to help. Our Imaginet Certified DevOps and…

How to Use the Azure DevOps REST API with PowerShell

Using PowerShell to call the Azure DevOps REST API is simple, yet very powerful. In my newest video, I will provide a detailed walk-through and demo of how to use the Azure DevOps REST API with PowerShell. In addition, here are handy links to some of the references I mention in the video: Azure DevOps Services REST API Reference: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/rest/api/azure/devops/?view=azure-devops-rest-5.0 Best Practices for Working with URLs in Azure DevOps Extensions and Integrations: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/extend/develop/work-with-urls?view=vsts&tabs=http Gist to…

How to Migrate Your TFVC Repository to Git

If you’re looking to migrate your TFVC repository to Git in Azure DevOps, then you’ve come to the right place. In the video below, I will be discussing: 2 options for migrating your TFVC source control repository to Git: (1) The Import Tool and (2) Git-TFS Command Line Tool Pros, cons, and limitations to each migration option Detailed demos and step-by-step walk-throughs of both migration options And as always, if you need help with your…

How to Parallelize Your Builds with Azure DevOps

Ready to make your Azure DevOps automated builds quicker? In this video below, I will describe how to setup multiple agents to parallelize your builds for even faster pipelines. And as always, if you need help with your automated builds in Azure DevOps, just know that Imaginet is here to help. Our Imaginet Certified DevOps and ALM experts have been working with the Microsoft ALM & DevOps tools since they originated in 2005 and can…

Now Available: Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC2

If you are using Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC1 or a previous version of Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS), you can now upgrade to Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC2. Newly released from Microsoft this week, this new Release Candidate includes some new features to make your self-hosted Azure DevOps Server experience more streamlined for your team. With Azure DevOps Server 2019 RC2, you can now: Integrate your GitHub Enterprise repositories with your Azure boards Configure…

Take the Microsoft DevOps Self-Assessment

Become a High-Performer with DevOps. High performers have multidisciplinary feature crews who pull from a common product-backlog, minimize work in process, and deliver work ready to deploy live at the end of each sprint.   Take this short Microsoft DevOps self-assessment to get tailored recommendations on how to improve your organizations ability to develop and deliver value to customers, pivot when necessary and beat competitors to market. Use the results of your self-assessment to optimize your…

What is DevOps and Why Is It Important?

I’m sure there are hundreds of posts out there trying to define DevOps. What is DevOps, and why is it important? Here are my two cents: If you subscribe to the Lean software development way of thinking, you think about a pipeline of value that results in working software.  For example this might be:   Analysis -> Dev -> Test -> Deploy -> Monitor   As with any pipeline, there is likely a bottleneck somewhere…

Streamline Your Testing with Visual Studio Testing Tools

This video is an overview of the Microsoft Visual Studio ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) testing tools, including how to use Microsoft Test & Lab Manager to manage your testing and how to use test automation to automate your UI testing. The use of Test Lab will be discussed as a means of automating the creation of virtual (VM) environments for testing purposes. Deploying to VM environments during build will be demonstrated and facilitate a robust…

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