This year I’m a speaker at the Dutch Microsoft TechDays conference. I have two sessions (of 25 mins each) in which I talk about DevOps related topics.
The blogpost about the first session can be found here.
In this second session I show the audience that in a short amount of time and with very little effort, a deployment pipeline can be setup only using Azure VM’s, Visual Studio Online and Microsoft Release Management (connected to Visual Studio Online). Even one of the two Azure VM’s I need are created during the session.
Below you’ll find the resources I used or which are valuable when trying to achieve similar results;
- Windows Azure Management Portal: https://manage.windowsazure.com
- Microsoft Virtual Academy – Release Management Jump Start: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/devops-visual-studio-release-management-jump-start
- Microsoft Virtual Academy – Assessing and improving your DevOps capabilities: http://www.microsoftvirtualacademy.com/training-courses/assessing-and-improving-your-devops-capabilities
- Read the book of Gene Kim, a must-read DevOps novel: http://www.realgenekim.me/
- Release without Deployment Agents: https://www.visualstudio.com/en-us/get-started/release/deploy-no-agents-vs
- Get Azure publishsettings to configure Release Management to deploy to Azure: https://manage.windowsazure.com/publishsettings
- The blogpost on this topic written by my friend Rene: http://roadtoalm.com/2015/02/04/start-with-visual-studio-release-management-vnextvs-rm-for-dummies/
- Also I would like to thank my colleague Edward Bakker who gave valuable advise about Azure: https://twitter.com/edwb