As promised, here are the slides from my Real World Scrum with TFS2018 and Azure DevOps talk at VSLive Chicago 2018. Real World Scrum with Team Foundation Server 2018 & Azure DevOps (aka. Visual Studio Team Services) You’ve got Team Foundation Server 2018 or Azure DevOps and you’re looking to do Scrum.  Ok…(Read More)


I just wrapped up my talk at VSLive Chicago 2018 — “Unit Testing & Test-Driven Development (TDD) for Mere Mortals”.  Thanks to all the attendees for the great questions. As promised, here are my slides and code samples. Unit Testing & Test-Driven Development (TDD) for Mere Mortals Unit Testing and Test-Driven Development (TDD…(Read More)


We’ve got a new version of .NET Core and a new version of Entity Framework Core (EF Core).  Unfortunately, EF Core 2.1 hasn’t made it any easier to deploy database migrations from DLLs rather than from the source code.  (sigh)  Deploying EF Core migrations from DLLs is a key feature for DevOps…(Read More)


If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you know that I’m obsessed with being able to deploy Entity Framework Core (EF Core) migrations from published (“dotnet publish”) DLLs instead of from the project code.  Why?  Because if you care about DevOps-y things like automated deployments — especially in Visual Studio Team Services…(Read More)


I’ve been neck deep in Azure App Authentication (aka. Easy Auth) lately trying to get it to work with ASP.NET Core applications.  I wrote a bunch of labs/walk-throughs last week to demonstrate how to make it work.  Here are the posts in the Azure Easy Auth series: Lab 1, Lab 2…(Read More)


I’ve been working doing a lot more with Azure Web Apps lately and found that there are some basic things that it’s hard to find information on.  So I decided to write some labs.  This is the fifth post in a series. The overall goal of these labs is to teach you how…(Read More)


I’ve been working doing a lot more with Azure Web Apps lately and found that there are some basic things that it’s hard to find information on.  So I decided to write some labs.  This is the fourth post in a series. The overall goal of these labs is to teach you how…(Read More)


I’ve been working doing a lot more with Azure Web Apps lately and found that there are some basic things that it’s hard to find information on.  So I decided to write some labs.  This is the third post in a series. The overall goal of these labs is to teach you how…(Read More)


I’ve been working doing a lot more with Azure Web Apps lately and found that there are some basic things that it’s hard to find information on.  So I decided to write some labs.  This is the second post in a series. The overall goal of these labs is to teach you how…(Read More)


I’ve been working doing a lot more with Azure Web Apps lately and found that there are some basic things that it’s hard to find information on.  So I decided to write some labs.  This is the first one in a series. The overall goal of these labs is to teach you how…(Read More)