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
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
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