Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is basically Team Foundation Server in the cloud. This course will show you how to get started, give you an overview of the features, and cover the typical tasks that you’d use VSTS for.
At the core of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is a thorough knowledge of DevOps and software delivery. In this course, Getting Started with Visual Studio Team Services (2018), you’ll learn how to use VSTS to help deliver great working software.
First, you’ll learn how to manage code using Git and TFVC version control. Next, you’ll explore automated builds and automated deployment of your software. Finally, you’ll discover how to manage your projects using Scrum and Kanban along with how to manage the QA testing effort of your software project.
When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have a foundational knowledge of software project delivery using VSTS that will help you as you move forward to successful software delivery and DevOps awesomeness.
What is Visual Studio Team Services (now Azure DevOps Services)?
Azure DevOps Services, previously known as Visual Studio Team Services, is a product from Microsoft that covers the entire application lifecycle and enables DevOps capabilities. It provides version control, reporting, requirements management, automated builds, testing and release management capabilities, and much more.
What's the difference between Azure DevOps and Azure DevOps Server?
The primary difference is that Azure DevOps is a hosted cloud offering, or Software as a Service (SaaS), while Azure DevOps Server is an on-premises version. Both are used for CI/CD, but the process usually starts in Azure DevOps (SaaS).
Who is this course for?
This course is for anyone who wants a to gain thorough knowledge of DevOps and software delivery through Azure DevOps Server (formerly Visual Studio Team Services).
What will I learn in this course?
You will learn:
What Azure DevOps Server (Visual Studio Team Services) is
How to manage your source code
Building, deploying, and DevOps
How to manage projects and teams
QA testing and defect tracking
How to migrate existing projects
Is Azure DevOps Server free?
There is a free "express" version of Azure DevOps Server for teams of 5 or fewer, or for individuals.
Benjamin Day is a consultant and trainer specializing in software development best practices using Microsoft-based technology. He is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP, a certified Scrum trainer via Scrum.org, and a speaker at conferences such as TechEd, DevTeach, and VSLive. He can be contacted via http://www.benday.com.