ALM | DevOps Rangers

Providing practical guidance, experience, and gap-filling solutions to the developer community.

VSTS Bot is now in Preview

I am happy to announce that starting from today I will be available as preview and the code is now...

Author: J. Opdam Date: 10/12/2017

Azure Functions – Integrating monitoring with Application Insights

In this last part of the series of blog posts on using Azure Function, we will introduce how we...

Author: mikaelkrief Date: 10/10/2017

Empowering the community with our OSS projects

If you’re following our continuous transformation to Agile practices and DevOps, you’ll realize that...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 10/05/2017

Azure Functions – CI / CD DevOps Pipeline

In earlier parts of our Function Azure blog post series, we outlined the implementation of different...

Author: mikaelkrief Date: 10/04/2017

Roll-up your backlog board on your dashboards

We’re pleased to announce the latest version of the Roll-up Board Widget, created by Mikael Krief,...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 09/29/2017

Azure Function - Integration tests automation

In this third post on the Azure Function blog post series, we discuss topic that is often forgotten...

Author: mikaelkrief Date: 09/24/2017

Our September champion is Jeffrey Opdam, for his passion for the VSTS–Bot

We are pleased to introduce Jeffrey Opdam in our series of posts to recognise the champs of the...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 09/21/2017

How do I report an extension issue effectively?

We’re all installing and evaluating extensions from the marketplace and often run into an issue that...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 09/19/2017

Please uninstall our deprecated extensions!

Are you using one of these [partially] deprecated extensions from the marketplace? Revisions:...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 09/18/2017

Why we’re using AWS, not Azure, to store our OSS releases

We’ve received the question “why are you storing your releases on AWS and not on Azure” for...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 09/14/2017

Azure Function - Provisioning and configuring our Azure Function infrastructure

In our earlier article, Azure Functions - Prepare for continuous delivery, we began our series of...

Author: mikaelkrief Date: 09/12/2017

Azure Functions - Prepare for continuous delivery

As part of our research of using Feature Flags with VSTS extensions, we exposed our secure VSTS...

Author: mikaelkrief Date: 09/06/2017

Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Jesse Powell

Who are you? I have been with Microsoft for 11 years, all of them with Microsoft Consulting...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 09/01/2017

Deprecating our Folder Management extension

The Folder Management extension was one of the first extensions we published on the marketplace,...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 08/31/2017

Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Lia Keston

Who are you? I’m a Consultant in the Modern Apps Domain (Joint DOD space) and I’ve been in Software...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 08/28/2017

Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Henry Been

Who are you?My name is Henry Been, an architect at SnelStart Software. I am responsible for working...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 08/28/2017

How Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) makes an enterprise agile

To run a business successful a company actually needs to master two things in particular: "Doing the...

Author: joweibel Date: 08/21/2017

Our journey of a continuous transformation to a DevOps culture

In 2015, the ALM Rangers moved from a traditional organization to self-organizing teams and embraced...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 08/17/2017

Resolution for WhiteSource “Unhandled: error is not defined” and “where’s my project” issues in our CI/CD pipelines

One of the pipeline we’re fine-tuning as outlined in the manage your open source usage and security...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 08/15/2017

Building VSTS Extensions with feature flags – Part 3

We shared possible scenarios for using feature flags in part 1 of our research. Part 2 focused on...

Author: mikaelkrief Date: 08/10/2017

Meet your hidden enemy- FOBO

Containers, Scala, CI/CD, Nomad, Immutable servers, Microservices, Kafka, Prometheus, ELK,...

Author: Shmulik Ahituv Date: 07/28/2017

Building VSTS Extensions with feature flags – Part 2

In Building VSTS Extensions with feature flags we started a discussion about feature flags and how...

Author: mikaelkrief Date: 07/18/2017

Our June champion is Edward Fry, for his passionate analysis of our transition

We are pleased to introduce Edward Fry in our series of posts to recognise the champs of the Ranger...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 07/12/2017

A really COOL feature we noticed on VSTS – New Release Definition Editor

The feature was introduced in New Release Definition Editor in Team Services. It’s therefore not...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 07/05/2017

Building VSTS Extensions with feature flags

We started talking about features flags (or features toggles) in our Software Development with...

Author: mikaelkrief Date: 06/27/2017

Visualize the health of your CI/CD pipelines

The latest Team Project Health v1.2 extension, created by Wouter de Kort, Jakob Ehn, Utkarsh...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 06/20/2017

Help us refine our extensibility focus and energy from gap filling to enablement

To ensure that we deliver value, we’re continuously adapting our focus and strategy. We’re reviewing...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 06/15/2017

What is in the latest releases of the VSTS extension generator?

We’re pleased to announce another update for the yeoman generator-team-services-extension,...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 06/14/2017

Manage your open source usage and security as reported by your CI/CD pipeline

In the article Manage your open source usage and security in your pipeline, we introduced you to...

Author: Jeff Bramwell Date: 06/08/2017

How to integrate Application Insights monitoring in your VSTS extension

Monitoring your team services extension is an important DevOps practice. In this article we’ll...

Author: mikaelkrief Date: 05/30/2017

How to create or upgrade your VSTS extension in 4 steps

My contribution to the Yeoman generator for the VSTS extension project helped me improve the way we...

Author: mikaelkrief Date: 05/29/2017

Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Champion of Champions 2017 award

We are pleased to announce the nominees and winner of the Champion of Champions Award 2017, selected...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 05/27/2017

Our April champion is Mikael Krief, for his tenacity and passion with the generator-vsts-extension

We are pleased to introduce Mikael Krief in our series of posts to recognise the champs of the...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 05/21/2017

Debug Yeoman team-services-extension in 5 steps

I recently ran into a bug while trying team-services-extension yeoman generator on macOS. The bug...

Author: Hosam Kamel Date: 05/14/2017

Setup a CI/CD pipeline with package management for your VSTS extension

In recent posts we covered our CI/CD pipelines for the Yeoman generator package, for simple...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 04/30/2017

Where can I find the Visual Studio ALM Ranger bits? Bookmark one URL!

If you are reading this post you’re already in the right place! We’re often asked by users where...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 04/26/2017

Breakpoint Generator extension is open source

As requested by the community, we open sourced the Breakpoint Generator after an update to support...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 04/25/2017

Set up a CI/CD pipeline with unit testing and code coverage for your VSTS extension

We receive a notification that there’s a pull request to review for our Team Services extensibility...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 04/24/2017

What we delivered in latest releases of the VSTS extension generator

We’re pleased to announce another update for the yeoman team-services-extension, delivering new...

Author: mikaelkrief Date: 04/23/2017

Introducing the ALM | DevOps Rangers – VSTS Bot

Who are you? Hi, I am the VSTS Bot. I am the newest member of the ALM | DevOps Ranger community. I...

Author: J. Opdam Date: 04/21/2017

Set up a CI/CD pipeline to run automated tests efficiently

Are you planning to implement automated testing in your pipeline? You probably have a few questions,...

Author: Chris Boretos Date: 04/20/2017

Set up a CI/CD pipeline for your VSTS extension

We receive a notification that there’s a pull request to review for our Team Services extensibility...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 04/17/2017

Set up a CI/CD pipeline for your Yeoman generator package

We receive a notification that there’s a pull request to review on our Yeoman generator project. We...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 04/12/2017

Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – David Sanchez Aguilar

Who are you? I work at Microsoft at Specialist Professional of Development Tools for Latam New...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 04/04/2017

How to implement feature flags and A|B testing

Finally, continuous integration, testing, and delivery are part of your organization’s engineering...

Author: Shmulik Ahituv Date: 04/04/2017

Roadmap for the generator-vsts-extension

We have a lot of innovation in store for the generator-team-services-extension and are open to...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 03/29/2017

Why we broke generator-vsts-ext and created generator-team-services-extension

If you were excited by Generate Team Services extension starter kit with the Yeoman generator...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 03/27/2017

Authoring our guidance in the open … valuable? … will you engage with authors?

In June 2015 we entered the world of open source solutions, when we published the...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 03/26/2017

Generate Team Services extension starter kit with the Yeoman generator VSTS-EXT

We’ve been developing extensions for the Visual Studio Marketplace for a while. An observation we’ve...

Author: mikaelkrief Date: 03/16/2017

Team Services extensions update + a call for your help!

This week we deployed a number of updates, including Show Area Path Dependencies v1.2.8, Team...

Author: Willy-P. Schaub Date: 03/10/2017

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