Updating Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise

Yesterday I noticed a release (VS 2017 Update 6) was released, but my Visual Studio was still running Update 3: The newest update is version 15.6. While reading how to update Visual Studio, the article mentioned Visual Studio Installer. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/install/update-visual-studio So I launched Visual Studio Installer and clicked "Update". Note, the installer did not tell … Continue reading Updating Visual Studio 2017 Enterprise

Using Visual Studio Team Services build tasks for Linux over SSH

We use Visual Studio Team Services for source code on a LAMP stack Azure VM. When deploying via VS TS and copying the files over SSH through VS TS, I had a few challenges to automate the build/deployment process. Here is how I set things up. Check your files into source control (PHP files, web … Continue reading Using Visual Studio Team Services build tasks for Linux over SSH

Automating Azure IaaS SharePoint VM Provisioning via PowerShell Remoting

I have been searching for a way to rapidly create standalone Developer SharePoint 2013 standalone VM's joined to a central domain for our in-house developers. Our team has created 60+ SharePoint VMs on Azure and continue to create about 10 per month. We are beginning to treat our VMs needing hours of repair like cattle, … Continue reading Automating Azure IaaS SharePoint VM Provisioning via PowerShell Remoting

SharePoint DevOps Part 1 – Setup CentOS with Ansible

This is the first post in a series for creating a Linux host with Ansible to control Windows machines and install SharePoint. Let me preface this with I have no clue how far I will get. I expect this to take a few weeks if it's possible. Ansible seems to be growing, and this all … Continue reading SharePoint DevOps Part 1 – Setup CentOS with Ansible

Azure VM PowerShell audit VHD disk information

I was having trouble getting a list of VHDs that are in use by my Azure VMs for OS and Data disks. I wanted to list them in a single line CSV to audit each VMs configuration. The issue was I had 3 commands with different objects: Get-AzureVM Get-AzureOSDisk Get-AzureDataDisk I wanted each output on … Continue reading Azure VM PowerShell audit VHD disk information