Azure DevOps provides several different ways to create or copy work items. In this post I dive into how to use one the newer methods: the Azure DevOps extension for Azure CLI. This toolset offers powerful automation opportunities to customize the work item clone process and add things like variable expansion.Continue reading
How to visually highlight overdue work items on an Azure DevOps sprint board
A couple years back I wrote a tutorial on how to highlight blocked work items on an Azure DevOps sprint board (here). This post is a similar walkthrough but describes the process for overdue and due soon work items.
Providing a visual highlight for these items is a great way for the development team and product owners to quickly see which work is considered time sensitive and potentially overdue.
Note: These changes do not require any extensions, but they do require project collection administrator access rights to complete.Continue reading
How to build a CI pipeline for PowerShell modules in Azure DevOps
In this post we will do a complete walkthrough for configuring a new continuous integration (CI) pipeline that builds PowerShell modules in Azure DevOps Pipelines. Formalizing your PowerShell build steps into a CI pipeline helps enforce code quality standards and setup a fully automated process for publishing.
I have covered some of these pieces individually in other posts; for example my module starter kit and linting configurations. However a full post is helpful to tie all the pieces together in a detailed guide.Continue reading
Azure Application Insights series part 3: How to configure monitoring alerts
This is the third and final post in a series I’m writing on Azure’s Application Insights (AI) service. In the previous post we looked at how to create monitoring dashboards in Azure.
Here in this post we run through some examples for how to configure monitoring alerts with built-in Azure resource metrics and custom instrumented events and metrics.Continue reading