Azure DevTest Labs

As you and your team start using Azure to support your DevOps initiatives, you may find yourself looking for a way to control costs and provide your team a way to easily create, start/stop, and tear-down environments.  This is where DevTest Labs come in. As your teams go through and complete their iterations, we’ve proven […]

Azure SQL Database Advisor

If you are using Azure SQL Databases (PaaS), over time, your database may need to be tuned to account for how your application accesses data.  Azure has a feature called SQL Database Advisor, which will make suggestions on changes that can be applied to help your database perform better.   Azure SQL Database Advisor provides guidance […]

Nebbia Technology – VSTS Build Webcast

On Thursday, May 19th, at Noon (Eastern), I will be presenting a Webcast: Build Automation & Continuous Integration with VSTS.  This is Nebbia’s third Webcast in our Azure DevOps Series.   This Webinar will show you how to create and manage build processes that automatically compile and test your applications.  These builds can be triggered […]

VSTS Build: What branch am I building?

If you need to know the branch that you are running your build against, you can use Build.SourceBranchName Environment variable. As described here: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/vs/alm/build/scripts/variables The name of the branch the build was queued for. For Git this is the last path segment in the ref. For example inrefs/heads/masterthe name ismaster. For TFVC this will last […]

Understanding DevOps

At Nebbia Technology, we recently started delivering a monthly DevOps Webcast series.  The first session, in March, gave viewers an end-to-end high-level overview of DevOps practices that are enabled by Visual Studio Team Services and Azure.  As we proceed, we’ll take you through focused sessions on these practices. I am often asked to define DevOps […]