Bob Crowley

Information & Communications Technology

.net .net core ASP.NET Visual Studio / .NET SQL Server Data Tools sql server Power Apps Power Automate Microsoft Teams

Portland, Maine, United States

Azure Dev Ops - An Intro to Build and Release Pipelines

Whether you’ve never taken a look at Azure Dev Ops, or you are confused by the terms Agent, Build, Release, Task, Job, Artifact, etc., this session introduces you to techniques to take control of your software deployments.
Starting with an overview of Azure Dev Ops, we progress through an entire build and release pipeline, learning specifics along the way like defining the Build and adding Tasks to pull the source code, build it and test it. Next, we create an associated Release pipeline and deploy to targets like Dev, QA and Production.
Getting started, even for commercial use, is free for up to 5 users, and it is not just for Microsoft’s Team Foundation Version Control! Dev Ops supports 7 different repository sources including GitHub and supports any language, any project. The demonstration project will be sourced in GitHub and deployed to an Azure App Service live on the Internet.
Attendees walk away with an understanding of how to create basic end-to-end build and release pipelines that eliminate human error and achieve stable, repeatable software releases.

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Bob Crowley

Sr. Software Developer, .Net

Bob Crowley is a Senior Software Developer in Portland Maine where he builds solutions in the .Net and Azure ecosystems. He has been writing bugs for over 17 years, mostly in the financial industry despite (or because?) still not knowing the difference between a debit and a credit.

In his free time he likes to make the most of both weeks of Maine's summer out on the water either in a kayak or saltwater fishing.

Find Bob on twitter @contrivedex and see his occasional ramblings on

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