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DevOps Skills for Developers with Visual Studio and TFS 2017

by Benjamin Day

Have you ever worked on a project that's impossible to develop and harder to deploy? In this course, you'll explore DevOps in the Microsoft world to deploy your projects faster and more reliably by creating an automated DevOps release pipeline.

What you'll learn

There's a huge divide between software that's developed and software that's delivered. DevOps helps you bridge that divide. It's a mindset plus a set of practices that focuses on automation, reliability, and optimizing the process of software delivery.

In this course, DevOps Skills for Developers with Visual Studio and TFS 2017, will show you how to use the tools and features of Visual Studio 2017 and Team Foundation Server 2017 to create an automated DevOps release pipeline for your applications.

First, you'll learn how to build and deploy applications written with ASP.NET, ASP.NET Core, Entity Framework, and Entity Framework Core.

Next, you'll explore how to think about and measure your DevOps practices, and your multi-environment deployments to on-premise data centers, Microsoft Azure, and Docker.

Finally, you'll discover how to utilize QA testing with TFS 2017, and automated UI testing using Selenium.

By the end of this course, you'll have the necessary skills and knowledge to set up your own automated DevOps release pipeline that will deploy your applications into either an on-premise data center or Microsoft Azure.

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Course Overview

Course FAQ

What is DevOps in Microsoft?

"DevOps" is derived from combining "development" and "operations" into one discipline. It bridges the gap between developing software, and delivering it. DevOps is comprised of practices to improve automation, reliability, and optimization of software delivery.

What will I learn in this course?

You will learn:

  • Tools & features of Visual Studio 2017
  • Tools & features of Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2017
  • How to create an automated DevOps release pipeline
  • How to build and deploy applications
  • DevOps best practices
  • Multi-environment deployments
  • QA testing with TFS 2017
  • Automated UI testing through Selenium
  • And more
What software is required?

This course will use Visual Studio 2017 and Team Foundation Server 2017, but most of the principles and concepts should apply to newer and older versions as well.

What prerequisites are needed?

Before starting this course, you should know some of the basics of developing software with Visual Studio, and it wouldn't hurt to have some exposure to Scrum and project management, too.

Who is this course for?

Developers, teams, or companies who are trying to understand and/or improve their software delivery.

About the author

Benjamin Day is a consultant and trainer specializing in software development best practices using Microsoft’s development tools with an emphasis on Team Foundation Server, Scrum, and Windows Azure. He is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP, a certified Scrum trainer via, and a speaker at conferences such as TechEd, DevTeach, and VSLive. When not developing software, Ben’s been known to go running and kayaking in order to balance out his love of cheese, cured meats, and champagne. He can... more

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