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 Traffic Manager

Azure Traffic ManagerAzure Traffic Manager is a global DNS service hosted in Azure.  It extends the functionality of DNS beyond simple name to IP resolution, adding load balancing and advanced resolution features such as geo-fencing, weighted priority, performance, and source IP based name resolution.

Just as important to what it is, is what it is not.  It is not an IP based Global Load Balancer.  Traffic Manager does not handle IP session data, BGP or any other routing protocols.  It is only an External DNS solution, it won’t work as an internal DNS solution.  Continue reading “Azure Traffic Manager”

JSON and ARM Templates

ARM Templates are written with JSON and are at the core of Azure Resource Manager deployments.  I have used and developed templates for months.  Although successful, I ran into issues with formatting and syntax this week and decided to take a step back and get a better understanding of the underlying JSON used in these templates.  In this post, I start from the beginning, exploring JSON as it relates to ARM templates. Continue reading “JSON and ARM Templates”

Management Groups, Policies and Blueprints, Oh My!

My head is still swimming from all the information at Microsoft Ignite this year.  In this post I’m going over three reoccurring topics that makes managing and compliance of an Azure environment easier.  These are Management Groups, Policies and Blueprints.

 

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Azure Disk Encryption, V2

Disk EncryptionThe only constant is change.  I noticed some new information came out this month while working on a project that requires encrypting disks.  This information significantly changes how Azure Disk Encryption can be applied to Windows and Linux VM’s.  This is an update to my previous article on Azure Disk Encryption with the intention of outlining the new, easier method of encrypting Azure disks. Continue reading “Azure Disk Encryption, V2”