Download a file from Inline Powershell

Tips and tricks Inline Powershell task VSTS, download files into your build/release pipeline

Maximize how you use your VSTS build and release pipeline with Inline Powershell tasks. In this blog series ‘Tips and Tricks for Inline Powershell’, I will show simple samples on how to get more out of your pipelines. This blog post: Download a file Continue reading “Download a file from Inline Powershell”

Call a WebHook from Inline Powershell

Tips and tricks Inline Powershell task VSTS, call a webhook from your build task

Maximize how you use your VSTS build and release pipeline with Inline Powershell tasks. In this blog series ‘Tips and Tricks for Inline Powershell’, I will show simple samples on how to get more out of your pipelines. This blog post: Call WebHooks from your build pipeline Continue reading “Call a WebHook from Inline Powershell”

VSTS Powershell Commands

Tips and tricks Inline Powershell task VSTS, in this post VSTS/TFS command you can trigger from Powershell in your build or release pipeline

Maximize how you use your VSTS build and release pipeline with Inline Powershell tasks. In this blog series ‘Tips and Tricks for Inline Powershell’, I will show simple samples on how to get more out of your pipelines. This blog post: VSTS Powershell Commands. Continue reading “VSTS Powershell Commands”

Set Buildnumber from Inline Powershell

Tips and tricks Inline Powershell task VSTS, set the build number for the build from Powershell

Maximize how you use your VSTS build and release pipeline with Inline Powershell tasks. In this blog series ‘Tips and Tricks for Inline Powershell’, I will show simple samples on how to get more out of your pipelines. This blog post: Set the buildnumber. Continue reading “Set Buildnumber from Inline Powershell”

Set progess in Inline Powershell task

Tips and tricks Inline Powershell task VSTS, show progess of your task

Maximize how you use your VSTS build and release pipeline with Inline Powershell tasks. In this blog series ‘Tips and Tricks for Inline Powershell’, I will show simple samples on how to get more out of your pipelines. This blog post: Set progress. Continue reading “Set progess in Inline Powershell task”

Let your Inline Powershell task fail

Tips and tricks Inline Powershell task VSTS, let your Task fail the build or release

Maximize how you use your VSTS build and release pipeline with Inline Powershell tasks. In this blog series ‘Tips and Tricks for Inline Powershell’, I will show simple samples on how to get more out of your pipelines. This blog post: Let your task fail. Continue reading “Let your Inline Powershell task fail”

Use VSTS Variables Inline powershell in build and release pipelines

Tips and tricks Inline Powershell task VSTS, use VSTS/TFS variables in your task

vsts-inlinepowershell-inlinepowershellMaximize how you use your VSTS build and release pipeline with Inline Powershell tasks. In this blog series ‘Tips and Tricks for Inline Powershell’, I will show simple samples on how to get more out of your pipelines. This blog post: Use VSTS Variables. Continue reading “Use VSTS Variables Inline powershell in build and release pipelines”

Cross process Application Insights with Multi-Role Application Map

Use Multi-Role Application Map to monitor cross process dependencies

When using Application Insights to monitor your Microservices environment, it would be nice to track calls over process boundaries. Application Insights has a preview for Multi-Role Application Maps. This enables you to visualize the dependencies over multiple processes and name the different processes. In this blog posts I will explain how to use Multi Role Application Maps, give you different process names and add dependency tracking into your application. Continue reading “Cross process Application Insights with Multi-Role Application Map”

#TechdaysNL 2017 Pester session

VSTS Marketplace Pester task hereOn October 13 2017 I did session on start testing with Pester at Microsoft TechdaysNL. The presentation gives a howto start with testing with Pester, simple Pester syntax, start testing functions and infrastructure testing. Download the pdf:

Pester_TechDays2017.pdf

You can find the VSTS Marketplace Pester task here

When I have the recordings of the presentation, I’ll add them to this post.

Thanks to the 80 enthusiast who were there. I really enjoyed your enthusiasm.

Test Azure deployments in your VSTS Release Pipeline

pesterWhen deploying Azure Resources you want to know if all resources are deployed as expected. To check if the resources are correctly deployed you can open the portal and visually inspect the deployed recourses or you can also run some powershell to validate the resources. Why not automate these checks and add them to your deployment pipeline. To validate the resources, I extended the Pester Build Task to connect to Azure. A test that checks the deployment of a VM can look like:

Continue reading “Test Azure deployments in your VSTS Release Pipeline”