A DeVOps walkthrough using Visual Studio 2015

By Anthony Borton


The new Build automation system included in TFS 2015 and Visual Studio Online is a huge improvement over the previous XAML based builds in previous releases. To help people get an appreciation for just how powerful and flexible the new system is, I have created a short (12min) overview video and published in on the MSDN Channel 9 website.

The video walks through the following features:

  • Create a new Agent Pool, install Build Agent and configure permissions
  • Create a new build definition and configure it to execute Unit Tests (Continuous Integration)
  • Package our the built website as a Web Deploy Package
  • Create a Machine Group and add a new test web server
  • Use PowerShell DSC to configure a basic web server (IIS, ASP.NET 4.5, Website & WebDeploy)
  • Use WebDeploy to deploy the site package to the newly configured Web Server
  • Auto deploy and configure the new Test Agent on our web server
  • Run Coded UI Tests and report results

Click on the following image to watch the video.

A DevOps Walkthrough

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