Visual Studio / .NET, Microsoft Sessions

W13 Moving DevOps to the Cloud Using Visual Studio Online, Release Management Online, and Azure


1:30pm - 2:45pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Donovan Brown

Principal DevOps Program Manager


This session demos Desired State Configuration (DSC) with Release Management Online (RMO) for Visual Studio Online (VSO) to tackle real-world cloud deployment challenges via Azure. We start by presenting an overview of the key concepts, architecture and configuration of the various components. We discuss the out-of-the box deployment actions available to compose automations for common deployment scenarios and how to use extensibility to cover the not-so-common scenarios. In more detail, we discuss adding custom DSC resources, how to trigger release as part of a build and how to leverage logs to diagnose failed releases. These are presented through specific scenarios encountered in the field.