Tips & Tricks

Controlling Azure DevOps from PowerShell

When using Azure DevOps frequently, a moment will come at which you’ll be faster executing a task using script rather than clicking your way through… There are a lot of reasons on why you should code repeating work, including:

  • Repeatability
  • Knowledge sharing (provided that you store the code in Version Control, accessible to your coworkers)
  • It’s fast

Today there are lots of possibilities and in this blogpost I’ll explain you how to use Az DevOps from PowerShell.

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Tips & Tricks

Move WordPress data from ClearDB MySQL to Azure Database for MySQL Server

For my family I host a WordPress website on Azure (using an Azure App Service). I created it a while ago. At that time, Azure Database for MySQL Server (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/services/mysql) was not available yet, so the only choice was to host it at ClearDB (http://w2.cleardb.net/).

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Visual Studio Team Services

Migrating a VSTS instance from MSA’s to AAD accounts

To setup a VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) account initially is very easy. The default user directory that is behind VSTS is a directory based on Microsoft Accounts (MSA). Quite some companies start by using MSA’s to access their VSTS instance and then decide to make the move to Azure Active Directory (AAD) once relevant data is already stored, but then face some issues.

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