Using VS Code with Azure DevOps Git Repos

Azure DevOps

This is a continuation of my previous video on Azure DevOps Repos.  In this video, we install Visual Studio Code and install and configure Git to use an Azure DevOps Git repository.  We then go over creating and publishing branches from VS Code and pushing and pulling code updates from VS Code to the DevOps Repo.

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Getting Started with Azure DevOps Repos

Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps Repositories, or “repos” provide a way for teams to create, version, and manage code and files used for an Azure DevOps Project.  This video is an introduction tutorial for DevOps Repos, demonstrating how to create a new Git project, initialize the repo, create a branch, add files to a branch and commit changes, review history, create a pull request, and review branching policies.

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Getting Started with Azure DevOps Boards

Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps boards provide a way for development teams to create, assign, manage, and monitor work items for a DevOps Project.  This video is an introduction tutorial for DevOps Boards, demonstrating how to create a new project, add a user to a team, create work items, modify an Azure DevOps board, and track progress with charts.

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DevOps and Azure DevOps Overview, What’s the Difference?

If you have been in IT for any amount of time, you have heard of DevOps. But what is DevOps and how does it compare with Azure DevOps, Git and GitHub?  This video is an overview of DevOps and Azure DevOps, examining the differences between the two.  We review the features of Azure DevOps and how it uses Git and how it fits with GitHub. 

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Private Endpoints and DNS Part Deux: Azure Private DNS Zones

This is a second video on Azure Private Endpoints and DNS.  Previously, we reviewed options for DNS name resolution with Private Endpoint that included a forward lookup zone for the privatelink.file.windows.core.net zone. However, that option required manually adding hosts to the DNS zone.  This video reviews a hub-and-spoke configuration leveraging a forwarder server in Azure and conditional forwarding in Windows DNS.  Although slightly more complicated, this option does not require manually adding hosts to the DNS lookup zone.

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Private Endpoints with Azure Storage File Shares

Azure services are publicly available over the internet by default.  That works for many services, but sometimes we need to limit access to internal networks only.  Private Endpoints provide a local, internal connection to resources in Azure.  It does this by adding a virtual NIC to a subnet.  From there, the NIC gets a private IP address where it can be accessed from the internal network.  This video goes over the configuration options to create a new storage account with an Azure File Share Private Endpoint as well as update an existing storage account with a private endpoint.

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Private Endpoints and DNS in Azure

Private Endpoints and DNS in Azure

Private Endpoint

Private Endpoints in Azure provide a secure way to access resources over the private, internal network.  But the options for configuring DNS for Private Endpoints is not as straight forward.  This video goes over the options available for DNS with Private Endpoints.  We start by crating a storage account with a Private Endpoint, the review the default DNS configuration.  We look at The WireServer and how it can be used with a Conditional Forwarder as well as using Forward Lookup Zones for name resolution.

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Image Builder and WVD Session Hosts with One Azure DevOps Pipeline

This video picks up where the last two DevOps videos left off.  We use one Azure DevOps Pipeline and multiple jobs to build an updated image with Azure Image Builder, then deploy new Virtual Machines, Windows Virtual Desktop Session Hosts in this example, with the updated image.  We also go over addressing Image Builder failures in the DevOps pipeline.

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