Tag Archive: #DevTest

Creating a Docker artifact for Windows Server in Azure DevTest Labs

Over the past 12 months I have been working with customers on hackfests. We often work with organizations that have highly secured workstations and networks. This proves to be a problem as during the hackfest we need to be using the latest releases of software, often preview releases, and also need full access Microsoft Azure. In a recent scenario we needed to work with Visual Studio 2017 and Windows Server containers. The hackfest participants laptops were running Windows 7, an older version of Visual Studio and had limited outbound internet access. To ensure participants could work with the latest technologies…
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Azure DevTest Labs – First impressions

I’ve written a couple of blog posts in the past about scheduling Azure VMs to turn off at a certain time of day. I use this functionality to ensure I don’t use all of my MSDN credit while carrying out testing on Azure. Microsoft have recently announced a new solution that will help address this challenge, the solution is called Azure DevTest Labs. You can sign up to the preview of here: https://azure.microsoft.com/campaigns/devtest-lab/ . Once enrolled in the preview DevTest labs can also be created by searching in the Azure marketplace by searching for “DevTest”: The focus on Azure DevTest…
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