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Hey All — I just published my Azure DevOps Server 2020 Installation Guide. This guide continues the tradition going back to 2009 of publishing installation guides for each new version of Team Foundation Server and Azure DevOps Server. Here’s the list of chapters the Azure DevOps Server 2020 guide: Install Windows Server 2019Install SQL Server…(Read More)


Hey All — I just published my Azure DevOps Server 2019 Installation Guide. You may or may not have heard this already but Team Foundation Server (TFS) has been renamed to Azure DevOps Server. This guide continues the tradition going back to 2009 of publishing installation guides for each new version of TFS. Here’s the…(Read More)


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)


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)


(UPDATE 7/5/2018: If you’re using EF Core 2.1, you’ll probably want to read the updated version of this post.) 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…(Read More)


It’s easy to install 3rd party extensions (read: new awesome features & utilities) on to your Team Foundation Server (TFS) directly from https://marketplace.visualstudio.com.  But with everything in the technology world, sometimes things go a little wonky and you need to skip the easy stuff and do things manually. TL;DR: Open…(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)