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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 Pipelines
  • Automate testing by integrating Microsoft and open source testing frameworks
  • Extend Azure DevOps Server to a million developer ecosystem

Previously known as Team Foundation Server (TFS), Azure DevOps Server is a comprehensive on-premise DevOps toolset with a rich ecosystem of open source plugins. This book will help you learn how to effectively use the different Azure DevOps services.

You will start by building high-quality scalable software targeting .NET, .NET Core and Node.js applications. Next, 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 failures. As you progress, you will be able to secure application configuration by using Azure Key Vault. You will also understand how to create and release extensions to the Azure DevOps marketplace and reach the million-strong developer ecosystem for feedback. Later, the working extension samples will even allow you to iterate changes in your extensions easily and release updates to the marketplace quickly.

By the end of this book, you will be equipped with the skills you need to break down the invisible silos between your software development teams, and transform them into a modern cross-functional software development team.

  • Improve code quality using pull requests, branch policies, Git hooks and Git branching design
  • Accelerate deployment of high-quality software by automating build and releases using CI/CD pipelines
  • Explore tried and tested techniques to automate database deployments, App Service and Function deployments in Azure
Page Count 456
Course Length 13 hours 40 minutes
ISBN 9781788839259
Date Of Publication 3 May 2019


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.