VSTS and Git Integration for Deploying to Azure – Part 1

At work we use Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) with git and in this post I'll walk you through our development process for writing code and deploying it to a demo site on Azure. I have become a big fan of VSTS, it has some cracking functionality built-in which saves you a┬álot of time and … Continue reading VSTS and Git Integration for Deploying to Azure – Part 1

Visual Studio Team Services – Gated Check-ins: How-To

So you using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and you have some build definitions and your team are doing pull requests but you want their branch to run a build before the pull request is reviewed. The steps to add gated check in are like so:- Log into VSTS Go to the Code Menu and … Continue reading Visual Studio Team Services – Gated Check-ins: How-To

Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment (beta) AZ-100

The following is a study guide for the AZ-100 Azure exam Manage Azure subscriptions and resources (15-20%) Manage Azure subscriptions May include but not limited to: Assign administrator permissions; configure cost center quotas and tagging; configure subscription policies https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/billing/billing-add-change-azure-subscription-administrator https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/billing/billing-getting-started https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/azure-resource-manager/resource-group-using-tags https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security-center/security-center-policies https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/security-center/security-center-azure-policy Analyze resource utilization and consumption May include but not limited to: Configure … Continue reading Microsoft Azure Infrastructure and Deployment (beta) AZ-100

MSWebDay – What I took away from it

Today, Feb 16th, I attended MSWebdevday ran by Microsoft in Glasgow which was an event covering all things web related from Microsoft, the speakers were @christosmatskas, @thebeebs and @martinkearn and was an all day event. The Schedule for the day covered various topics and it was great to learn so many new things and get … Continue reading MSWebDay – What I took away from it

Tips for Deploying your .Net project

Over the last 20 years I've seen many a deployment, some good, some bad and the ugly, life's too short for manual/long deployments. Here is what I recommend If you have manual steps in your deployments then stop it, now, no seriously, you can deploy with zero manual steps (clicking deploy doesn't count). What to … Continue reading Tips for Deploying your .Net project

Continuous Deployments for SQL Server – Part 3

In part 2, I covered how to compare the schemas of two databases, in part 3 I'll to cover how to compare the data held within these two databases, for that I am going to use SQL Data Compare. Again we will use the same two databases, imagine your comparing UAT to Production and wish … Continue reading Continuous Deployments for SQL Server – Part 3