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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Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Template Specs

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) Template Specs are a first-party solution for storing and managing ARM Templates.  With Template Specs, ARM templates are uploaded to Azure and managed as an Azure resource, including access control with RBAC security.  Template Specs also support versioning and adding linked templates to the Template Spec to create a complete package for ARM deployments.

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Input Variables with Terraform and Azure

Variables allow us to easily modify terraform configurations with minimal changes to the code.  Variables are an essential part of making reusable code across multiple deployments or environments.  In this post and accompanying video, we will review using variables in Terraform.

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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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Deploy Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Session Hosts with Azure DevOps

In this video, we go over using an Azure DevOps pipeline to automate building and Deploying Windows Virtual Desktop (WVD) Session Hosts.  This Azure DevOps tutorial builds on previous videos and demonstrates how to use Azure ARM Templates and parameter files to deploy WVD Session Hosts.  Next, the ARM template and parameter file is used in an Azure DevOps pipeline along with PowerShell and Azure Key Vault secretes to securely automate the deployment of Session Hosts based on the latest Shared Image Gallery (SIG) image.

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