Workshop: Implementing DevOps Practices using Visual Studio Team Services

This is a hands-on workshop, be prepared to write code and do some work. You will learn something either by doing or teaching.

As part of this workshop, using Visual Studio Team Services, participants will get hands-on experience to learn and practice

  • Setting up build
  • Continuous integration
  • Agile testing practices - unit, integration, UI, performance, and security
  • Automated deployments
  • Infrastructure provisioning
  • Setting up release workflows
  • Database deployment
  • Container-based development and deployment using Docker
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Outline/structure of the Session

We will run this workshop using four iterations. Activities performed before starting iterations

  • 15 mins: Intro to DevOps
  • 30 mins: Demo of the solution
  • 15 mins: Self-organization and setup

Iteration outline

  • 10 mins: Overview of the work to be completed
  • 60 mins: Participants will perform the tasks
  • 20 mins: Review of the work performed
  • 10 mins break

We will repeat 4 iterations. Iteration Goals

  • Iteration 1: Setup Build, run tests, and review test results
  • Iteration 2: Setup Continuous Integration process
  • Iteration 3: Setup Release Workflow
  • Iteration 4: Setup build and Continuous Integration for Database Projects

We will have pre-configured VSTS collections with code examples for the team to get started. We will setup Build, CI and Release Workflows for teams to use it as a starting point or as a reference

Learning Outcome

  • Understand DevOps practices
  • Setup Build, Deployment and Release Workflows using TFS
  • Using Docker for Container based development and deployment
  • Understanding of Database Deployment

Target Audience

Developers, QA, DevOps Engineers


  • Need to have a laptop
  • Install Visual Studio Community edition
  • Ability to run unit and specflow tests
  • Need wifi & projector
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