Azure DevOps Server 2019 Cookbook - Second Edition

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  • Set up a team project for an Agile delivery team, importing requirements from Excel
  • Plan,track, and monitor progress using self updating boards, Sprint and Kanban boards
  • Unlock the features of Git by using branch policies, Git pull requests, forks, and Git hooks
  • Build and release .NET core, SQL and Node.js applications using Azure Pipeline
  • Automate testing by integrating Microsoft and open source testing frameworks
  • Extend Azure DevOps Server to a million developer ecosystem

Azure DevOps Server, previously known as Team Foundation Server (TFS), is a comprehensive on-premise DevOps toolset with a rich ecosystem of open source plugins. This book is your one stop guide to learn how to effectively use all of these Azure DevOps services to go from zero to DevOps.

You will start by building high-quality scalable software targeting .NET, .NET core or Node.js applications. You will learn techniques that will help you to set up end-to-end traceability of your code changes from design through to release. Whether you are deploying software on-premise or in the cloud in App Service, Functions, or Azure VMs, this book will help you learn release management techniques to reduce release failures. Next, you will be able to secure application configuration by using Azure KeyVault. You will also learn how to create and release extensions to the Azure DevOps marketplace and reach million developer ecosystem for feedback. The working extension samples will allow you to iterate changes in your extensions easily and release updates to the marketplace quickly.

By the end of this book, techniques provided in the book will help you break down the invisible silos between your software development teams. This will transform you from being a good software development team to an elite modern cross functional software development team.

  • Learn improving code quality using pull requests, branch policies, githooks and git branching design
  • Accelerate the deployment of high quality software by automating build and releases using CI-CD Pipelines.
  • Learn tried and tested techniques to automate database deployments, App Service & Function Deployments in Azure.
Page Count 456
Course Length 13 hours 40 minutes
ISBN 9781788839259
Date Of Publication 2 May 2019
Unattended configuration of build agents using PowerShell 
Downloading agents using the GitHub release API
Configuring deployment groups
Configuring the agent to use a proxy
Analyzing build usage data
Automating agent pool maintenance 
Configuring build and release retention policies
Agent capabilities and build demands for special builds 
Managing agent permissions using role-based access


Tarun Arora

Tarun Arora is obsessed with high-quality working software, continuous delivery, and Agile practices. He has worked on various industry-leading programs for fortune 500 companies in the financial and energy sectors. For many years, Tarun has been a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional in Visual Studio and Development Technologies. His core strengths are designing application architecture for cloud scale and everything DevOps. He was recognized as an MVP by Microsoft in 2014 for going over and above in supporting the product teams and community with his contributions. Tarun is an active open source community contributor, speaker, and Blogger. Follow Tarun on Twitter @arora_tarun for the latest and greatest updates in DevOps.

Utkarsh Shigihalli

Utkarsh Shigihalli is passionate about technology and has a keen interest in developing tools and extensions. Currently working for Avanade in the United Kingdom, he has experience in the areas of Azure, DevOps, Agile, and Architecture. Over the years he has worked for many top companies as an architect, independent consultant, and as a DevOps coach in India, the United States, Netherlands, and United Kingdom.

He has been awarded as Microsoft Most Valuable Professional five times. He regularly writes at Visual Studio Geeks and you can follow him on Twitter at @onlyutkarsh.