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In a previous blog post, I discussed how difficult it is to deploy Entity Framework Core migrations from the compiled binaries of your project.  It’s still difficult to do.  You might be thinking, “well, why even bother?  Just deploy using the original project source code.”  You could do that but if your team does…(Read More)


I ran into a problem today doing an automated build for a ASP.NET Core 2 project and then trying to deploy the output.  From the command line, I ran “dotnet publish -o c:\temp\presidents” to build and publish the code for my ASP.NET Core web application.  Then I went to the directory…(Read More)


I just pushed an update to my Team Foundation Server 2018 (TFS2018) install guide.  This update has a couple of new guides in it related to configuring build servers. Here’s the current list of chapters (chapters in italics are new): Install Windows Server 2016 Install SQL Server 2017 for TFS2018 Install Team Foundation Server…(Read More)


Here’s a guide to walk you through the process of creating a build server on Windows Server Core.  If you’re not already familiar with Windows Server Core, here’s a quick overview.  Think of it as Windows Server 2016 with all the extra, unnecessary stuff pulled out.  This means that it uses a…(Read More)


[TL;DR — You need an Azure Resource Manager Service Endpoint and some values from Azure.  There’s a link to a PowerShell script at the bottom of this post that’ll help.  You’ll probably still need to read this blog post though.  Sorry.  I know.  Reading is hard.] Deploying from Visual Studio Team Services…(Read More)


My latest Pluralsight course just went live last night.  It’s been a long time coming and a ton of work.  I hope you all like it. DevOps Skills for Developers with Visual Studio & TFS 2017 There’s a huge divide between software that’s developed and software that’s delivered. DevOps helps you…(Read More)


I’ve been doing a bunch of work with the new version of Build and Release Management in Team Foundation Server 2015 (TFS2015) lately and discovered a handful of things that I wish that I could do from the command line.  Specifically, I wished that I could import and export my build definitions and release…(Read More)


Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) have these really handy features that let you define DevOps release pipelines for your applications.  To get to it, go to the web portal for your Team Project and click the Releases tab. Whether you use Releases (aka. “Release Management”) in TFS/VSTS or whether…(Read More)