ReleaseManagement
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Release Management (RM) is awesome – mostly because it works off the amazing cross platform build engine. Also, now that pricing is announced, we know that it won’t cost an arm and a leg! When I work with customers to adopt RM, I see two kinds of deployments: repeatable and ad-hoc . RM does a great job at repeatable automation – that is, it is great at doing the same thing over and over. But what ...
ReleaseManagement
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You need to get onto the new Release Management (the web-based one) in VSTS or TFS 2015 Update 2. The new version is far superior to the old version for numerous reasons – it uses the new Team Build cross-platform agent, has a much simpler UI for designing releases, has better logging etc. etc. However, I know that lots of teams are invested in Release Management “legacy”. Over the weekend I ...
ReleaseManagement
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It’s finally here – the new web-based Release Management (WebRM). At least, it’s here in preview on VSTS (formerly VSO) and should hopefully come to TFS 2015 in update 2. I’ve blogged frequently about Release Management, the “old” WPF tool that Microsoft purchased from InCycle (it used to be called InRelease). The tool was good in some ways, and horrible in others – but it always felt like a bit ...
ReleaseManagement
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I’ve been setting up a couple of VMs in Azure with a TFS demo. Part of the demo is release management, and I finally got to upgrade Release Management to the 2015 release. I wanted to test integrating with the new build vNext engine. I faced some “fun” gotchas along the way. Here are my findings. Fail: 0 artifacts(s) found After upgrading Release Management server, I gleefully associated a ...