Tag Archives: vsts

MSBuild and Azure SQL Database

I saw a report of a problem building a database with ReadyRoll in Azure SQL Database. This person wanted to use a local Shadow database in LocalDB and target an Azure SQL Database. I hadn’t build that config, so I … Continue reading

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VSTS–Changing the Default Build Queue

I wrote recently about the Release agent using the hosted queue as the default, which is sometimes a problem. The Build process has the same issue, though the way you change things is different. In a build, you see a … Continue reading

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VSTS– Hosted Agent is the Default for Releases

In keeping with the idea I don’t want this to get out of date, this is VSTS as of Jun 1, 2017. If your screen looks different, find a different article. I was setting up a test the other day … Continue reading

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Agent Phases in VSTS Deployment

VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) continues to grow and change over time. It seems every few months I see some new features and changes, which are good and bad. Good in that usually things improve. Bad in that I get … Continue reading

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Making VSTS Deployment Changes to Databases without Breaking Your Application

One of the things that I do a lot is demo changes to databases with CI/CD in a DevOps fashion. However, I also want to make some application changes to my sample app without breaking things. As a result, I’ve … Continue reading

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Upgrading VSTS Redgate Build Tasks

I’ve been putting it off, but in prepping for SQL Bits demos, I decided this was a good time to just upgrade my original build and release tasks on VSTS from v1 to v2 for the Redgate tasks. The first … Continue reading

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DB CI: Getting Test Results in VSTS

One of the things I struggled with a bit was getting test results to appear in VSTS from my builds. Here’s my original Build flow: However, when I’d run a build, I got this in the Build summary: That’s not … Continue reading

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Adding the ReadyRoll Extension in VSTS

As I’m doing a little development with ReadyRoll, I’m documenting some of the things I learn about the product. A few weeks ago I needed to do a demo with ReadyRoll for Redgate Software. I built a new project, and … Continue reading

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Building locally from VSTS

One of the things that you need with a Continuous Integration server is that ability to build your software on some computer system and verify things work. With Visual Studio Team Services, using Visual Studio online, this seems to be … Continue reading

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