How to create and configure Microsoft Azure DevOps CI/CD Pipeline Agent

What is CI / CD Pipeline in Azure DevOps?

In the process of learning Azure DevOps, you’ll face numerous challenges, but the most sophisticated of them is setting up the CI Pipeline to work appropriately.

The pivotal point is the Azure Pipelines Agent that establishes and monitors connection with the machine running the DevOps CI Pipeline. Though it is a regular practice, the procedure has its peculiarities. The current tutorial will focus on them and explain how to choose the Azure DevOps CI Pipeline agent and how to configure it correctly.

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Connecting to SQL Azure from SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)

Microsoft Azure is a cloud computing service for building, testing, deploying, and managing applications through the Microsoft data centers. It provides the Software as Service (SaaS), Platform as Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), and supports different database servers, programming languages, and tools.

Azure allows creating databases on various database server platforms, both open source and paid. The deployment is fast and scalable. Besides, the Azure license model is flexible, which helps to reduce the infrastructure costs.

The current article will highlight the following points:

  1. Create an Azure SQL Server instance.
  2. Connect to the Azure SQL Server using SQL Server Management Studio.
  3. Create an Azure SQL database using SQL Server Management Studio.
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Introduction to Azure Database Migration Service (ADMS)

Microsoft Azure platform provides an Azure Database Migration Service (ADMS) – a convenient solution for the Azure Cloud-based Databases migration tasks in a straight forward way. In this article, we elaborate on the AMDS essential work and integrated processes. 

We put in the focus issues related to the migration of object resources on Cloud to Cloud and on-premises database server to cloud. Also, we’ll deal with the cross-database migration compatibility between different database technologies.

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Deploying a Database on Azure SQL

Introduction

Azure SQL Database is a Platform as a Service (PaaS) offered by Microsoft Azure. Hence, you need the Azure subscription to use this SQL Database. Azure offers new subscribers a free subscription and $200 worth of resources for 30 days. Recently I revived my relationship with MS Azure and explored the platform a little bit, using the Warner Chaves’ PluralSight Azure SQL Database for SQL Server DBAs training for the start.

In this article, I will explore the steps required to create an SQL Server in Azure and deploy a small database. Here I am using a free tier subscription, and the resources are on the basic level.  Further, I’ll explain these terms.

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Developing Azure DevOps Extension

Introduction

Azure DevOps Services provides a lot of space for importing your custom extension. Work items, pipeline tasks, dashboard widgets, and other options can serve this purpose.

This article will be about developing extensions for pipeline tasks – I will describe how to create the easiest sample extension that will help organize your own continuous integration.

But first, let’s describe the whole process of hosting the extension on Azure DevOps and how it works. Then we will discuss its detailed development route. Read More

Microsoft Azure Vs Amazon Web Services: What’s your Ultimate Choice?

Have you heard the term cloud computing? Do you wish to try your hands on cloud platforms? Well, if you seem to be a newbie to this new world of cloud computing, then set back as we are going to discuss the cloud platforms that are beneficial for generating more business. It’s vital for an individual to get themselves familiarize with different leading cloud service providers before selecting the best cloud network to begin their business or career with cloud computing.

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