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Top stories from the VSTS community – 2017.10.13

Here are top stories we found in our streams this week related to DevOps, Vsts, TFS and other interesting topics.


  • What is a Backlog? – David Corbin
    Seems like it should be pretty obvious. But is it really?
  • Visual Studio Azure Functions App Project for PowerShell - Mike Douglas
    In Azure, you can leverage server less computing using Azure Functions.  Azure Functions provide a platform for deploying small bits of code.
  • Which test are my regression tests? - Richard Hundhausen
    Although we can’t help you decide which tests should be part of your regression suite, we can help you easily identify them by using tags.
  • Re-release to an environment, don’t spin up a whole new deployment! - Matteo Emili
    I know this happens on a regular basis – but it caught up my eye this morning as I am finishing up preparation for Let’s say your Release fails …
  • Visual Studio Team Services Bot (VSTS Bot) is now in Preview - Jeffrey Opdam
    I, VSTS-Bot, am happy to announce that starting from today I will be available as preview and my code is now available on GitHub.
  • How DevOps changes both dev and ops - Lucas Carlson
    A combination of cultural transformation and automation is redefining the way developers and operations work together.
  • Publishing and Managing your NPM Packages with Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) - Andrew Kanieski
    Writing packages in the JavaScript world historically has been troublesome. In recent years the introduction of NodeJS has breathed life into the JavaScript community and provided the community with the Node Package Manager, NPM.
  • How to Restore a Lost Source Control Binding with TFS and Visual Studio 2017 - Matthew Jones
    I recently had a problem in which I could not add a new project to an existing solution which was bound to TFS source control.
  • Azure Function – Integrating monitoring with Application Insights - Mikael Krief
    In this last part of the series of blog posts on using Azure Function, we will introduce how we monitor our Azure Function thanks to Application Insights.

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  • DevOps with Azure and VSTS: Videos from Ignite 2017 - Edward Thomson
    If you weren’t able to make it to Ignite, you can take advantage of the next best thing: you can watch the recordings of our sessions online.


  • Do you like stickers? I’ll personally send a few stickers to the first three (3) users to send the date on which the VSTS-Bot was announced to my @wpschaub twitter account.

TIP: If you want to get your VSTS news in audio form then be sure to subscribe to RadioTFS .


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Top stories from the VSTS community – 2017.10.13


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