Category Archives: Deployment

Linux + PowerShell + AzureCLI in DevOps Pipelines

A couple of months ago I had an exchange with Donovan Brown on Twitter about using AzureCLI & PowerShell in Azure DevOps pipelines on Linux hosted agents. As is often the way I didn’t have the time to take the … Continue reading

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Using Azure DevOps to build your create-react-app packages

I’ve recently delved into the world of React and started using create-react-app, sometimes called CRA, to bootstrap up my project and build tool-chain. As you start to build more complex applications than HelloWorld or TODO.js sooner or later you’re going … Continue reading

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Slot switching Azure Website from VSTS

In my last post I covered off how to set up a simple release process that deploys to an Azure Website in classic mode. That process involved an explicit web deploy to each slot. What might be useful for some … Continue reading

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Minimal path to awesome–VSTS Release Management and Classic mode Azure Website

I’ve been doing a whole lot of work with Visual Studio Team Services, formerly Visual Studio Online, and making heavy us of the Release Management feature as I discussed recently on the Microsoft Cloud Show Episode 146. As this can … Continue reading

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MVPComCamp: PowerShell Automation for Everyone

Last weekend around the world there was a global series of events hosted by Microsoft known as MVPComCamp. I was one of the people to present here in Auckland, New Zealand. I was speaking on a topic dear to me, … Continue reading

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Whitespace: Silent Killer!

Today I went hunting in an XML file for an erroneous double space I knew was there.  I was horrified to see all those extra spaces there!!! Now this Visual Studio 2010 instance is just running the default setup with … Continue reading

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Visual Web Parts for SharePoint in the Sandbox

Get ‘em while they’re hot! Visual Studio 2010 SharePoint Power Tools plus a sandboxed compilation to ensure you’re not accidentally calling outside of the allowed set of types and members.

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Browser Caps for WP7 as a Mobile Device

So, people are using the Windows Phone 7 browser now, I’m one of them; I love my WP7. Anyway OOTB SharePoint doesn’t recognise the this as a mobile browser. So I had to edit the compat.browser file ( %WebAppRootDir%\ App_Browsers\compat.browser … Continue reading

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Disable Mobile Redirection for a Web Application via PowerShell

So I’ve got a SharePoint site that is optimised for viewing in mobile browsers, problem is that OOTB SharePoint is trying to show the fugly “mobile view”. Now Waldek has a post about just this problem, in my case I’ve … Continue reading

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National SPUG Tour

So Matt Smith of the Christchurch SharePoint User Group has organised a national tour for the various SPUGs that are active here in New Zealand. I’ll be talking in Auckland, Tauranga and Christchurch over the space of a week. The … Continue reading

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