Development, DevOps

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

Cloud Solutions, DevOps, Linux

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

Administration, Architecture, DevOps, SharePoint

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

Administration, DevOps, Linux, SharePoint

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