Automate deployment and management in Microsoft Azure

At the heart of any continuous delivery practices is automation. If you still heavy manual process in you delivery process. Well to be frank, you are doing it wrong! There is no other way to say it.

There is no gray area when it comes to automation and continuous delivery (CD). Automation is at the core of continuous delivery

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TFS performance data collection

I recently had a customer that asked “How can I tell if the proxy server would be a benefit to my offshore team”.  This is a good questions that needs data to compare the before and  after proxy. 

The first question is how to get the data.  You can run a get of a project in source control on a workstation at the remote location  and capture some general times.  A better method is to use the “_oi/_diagnostics/activityLog” log that is available.

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Finding and reducing TFS 2013 database size

Before I do an upgrade I always ask for the size of the TFS database set.  It provides me the information on how long an upgrade might take. The queries below, also provides information of attachments that might be taking up extra disk space.  By reducing the overall database set, the whole upgrade process will go faster. Plus, it is a good time to do some house cleaning.

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