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Visual Studio Tools for Azure DevOps

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to work with the built-in Azure DevOps tools in the Visual Studio IDE. Discover how to leverage Azure Repos, Boards, and Pipelines in your DevOps workflow.

DevOps culture has become increasingly more prevalent in modern companies. In response to this trend, Microsoft has developed a suite of modern dev services that support the DevOps workflow: Azure DevOps. In this course, learn how to work with the built-in Azure DevOps tools in the Visual Studio IDE. Instructor Walt Ritscher steps through the full workflow of creating, continuously integrating, and continuously deploying web apps in Azure. Discover how to work with Azure Repos, which provides unlimited, private Git repos for your project; Azure Boards, a hub for project planning and work assignment; and Azure Pipelines, a set of services that automate your builds and deployments.


  • Use Azure DevOps tools from the Visual Studio IDE
  • What you should know
1. Setup and Overview
  • Overview of Azure DevOps
  • Understand the DevOps payment plans
  • Sign in to the DevOps web portal
  • Create an Azure DevOps project
  • Create an Azure DevOps team
  • Connect Visual Studio to Azure DevOps
  • Open DevOps projects in Visual Studio
  • Team Explorer with Azure DevOps
2. Azure Repos
  • What are Azure Repos?
  • Connect to Azure Repos in the Team Explorer
  • Add application code to an Azure Git repository
  • Connect to Azure Repo as another team member
  • Commit changes as another team member
  • Use Git commands from Solution Explorer
  • Commit local before sync
  • Sync changes with a remote repository
  • Create a branch
  • Add a Visual Studio project to a new local repository
  • Create an Azure DevOps project from existing Visual Studio project
3. Azure Boards
  • What are Azure Boards?
  • Add console app to a DevOps project
  • Create a work item on the web portal
  • Create a work item in Visual Studio
  • Change a team member assignment in Visual Studio
  • Filter work items
  • Commit changes and associate with work item
4. Pipelines
  • What are Azure Pipelines?
  • Examine the dev and deployed version of the example app
  • Use git push to trigger Azure Pipelines
  • Tour the CI/CD parts on the DevOps site
  • Publish an existing web app to Azure App Service
  • Publish an existing web app to Azure Pipelines
  • Use a pull request to trigger Azure Pipelines
  • What's next

Taught by

Walt Ritscher

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