Beginning Build and Release Management with TFS 2017 and VSTS: Leveraging Continuous Delivery for Your Business

  • 3h 4m
  • Chaminda Chandrasekara
  • Apress
  • 2017

Master build and release management with Team Foundation Service and Visual Studio Team Services to facilitate the continuous delivery of software updates to your development team.

You'll receive detailed, practical guidance on automating website deployments in Azure App Service, database deployments to Azure platform, Micro Services deployments in Azure Service Fabric, and more. Each deployment is structured with the aid of hands-on lessons in a given target environment designed to empower your teams to achieve successful DevOps.

This book provides lessons on how to optimize build release management definitions using capabilities, such as task groups. With the help of practical scenarios, you’ll also learn how to diagnose and fix issues in automated builds and deployments. You’ll see how to enhance the capability of build and release management, using team services/TFS Marketplace extensions and writing your own extensions for any missing functionality via hands-on lessons.

What You Will Learn

  • Automate deployment to Azure platform, including Web App Service, Azure SQL and Azure Service Fabric
  • Test automation integration with builds and deployments
  • Perform Dynamic CRM deployment handling and package management with TFS/VSTS
  • Examine requirement to production delivery traceability in practical terms
  • Review cross platform build/deployment capabilities of TFS/VSTS.

Who This Book Is For

Build/Release Engineers, Configuration Managers, Software Developers, Test Automation Engineers, System Engineers, Software Architects and System/Production Support Engineers or anyone who handles and involves in the software delivery process.

About the Author

Chaminda is a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio ALM and Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster®. he focuses on and believes in continuous improvement of Software Development Life-cycle. He works as the ALM/DevOps Architect for Navantis IT (Pvt) Ltd, a fully owned subsidiary of Toronto, Canada based Navantis Inc.

Chaminda is also an active Microsoft Community Contributor (MCC), well recognized for his contributions in Microsoft forums, TechNet galleries, Wikis, and contributes extensions to Visual Studio Team Services/TFS, in Microsoft Visual Studio marketplace. He also contributes to other open source projects in GitHub. His technical blog is popular among ALM practitioners around the world for quick and descriptive tech guidance.

In this Book

  • Understanding the Concepts
  • Configuring TFS2017/VSTS Build/Release Agents & Marketplace Extensions
  • ASP.Net Web Application Deployment to Azure and IIS
  • Build as Docker and Deploy to Azure
  • Azure SQL and TFS/VSTS Build and Release
  • Team Services for Azure Service Fabric Deployments
  • Task Groups, Folders, and Build/Release Definition History
  • Building with External Repositories and Other Platform Builds
  • Test Automation with Build and Release
  • Dynamics CRM Deployments with TFS/VSTS Release
  • Effective Release Notes with TFS Release
  • Package Management
  • Extending Build and Release Tasks on Your Own


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