Visual Studio give you cool features namely continuous integration. It is not new feature, however on new roll up of visual studio system they really exposed in the new homepage of your project.
Here are some scenario that you want to expect from continuous integration
Automatically build your solution when any developer do the checkout and monitor it the result on integrated screen
Automatically deploy your codes into the Azure when your codes is built
Executing unit test when the codes is build by any of your developers
Any many more please visit https://www.visualstudio.com/en-sg/docs/build/get-started/dot-net
Here is the quick video for it. Enjoy
Sooner or later, you will find your love with the cloud. Even, you don’t want to use the Microsoft Azure, you still use OneDrive or Facebook that use the cloud infrastructure. The term cloud is too expensive for any related information that stored and manipulated to the internet. Today, we will discuss about how the cloud improves our alignment in term of technology and our business. Cloud means anything It started with the shared photo on social media and then a bunch files on DropBox, after that a software package that can running well by connecting and gathering information in the internet. The cloud technology and jargon grows radically and evolutionary. When you speak to your personal assistant like Cortana you will find that he use the cloud for recognizing your voice, when you types a word on Google keyboard, they will store your words to google server and prepare it as words of dictionary. The cloud means anything, even you don’t want to Learn cloud computing is investment Today you will find a great productivity by using the cloud. I remember last time I should copy my source code files to the hosting FTP and it’s take an hour to configure, to upload, and to test. Today, with the Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Online, you can put your source codes on DropBox, sync your codes with your team through online TFS, and deploy it automatically to your cloud spaces. Learn cloud computing means a better way to improve your productivity. the focus of a cloud on the consumer side is focus only on your core business not your it infrastructure Delivering best QOS (Quality of Services) of a system or information Increasing your productivity by integrating several services into one single solution If you want to start learning process in the cloud this is the right time! I suggest you to learn cloud computing fundamental certification then stay tune by learning on Microsoft Virtual Academy The Cloud isn’t cheap but is really valuable You might compare the cloud with the traditional hosting provider. if you do that, please thinks again, you compares apple with watermelon. it’s different things, even hosting is a part of the cloud. Therefore, the cloud is just like all-in-one services meanwhile hosting is just a part of the solution. if you think hosting provider is enough never think to move to the cloud since it still a lot cheaper at least for this year. But someday, when you need scalability and free hassle you will find the cloud is the answer Learn a cloud from the book I found this book is usefull, you should try it out
This slide is an introduction about cloud computing in Level 100. The slides will discuss Cloud computing on our daily need Cloud computing needs Windows Azure as a Cloud Computing platform You can read the full slide here Ciao
This Indonesian articles covers three tips for information workers in Indonesia who thinks to move their solution to the cloud. The tips are:
On Premise should be there and side by side with the cloud
Focusing the organization to increase business value rather than infrastructure
Saving your important data to the cloud and replicate it into your private cloud
You can download the full article here
Frankly speaking, The best way to adopt the cloud is do a pilot solution for your cloud solution, doing a POC, and measure your organization need with the cloud offering. The result is go to the cloud or use the conventional Software as a Services model. Choosing the public cloud such as Office 365 might be a good solution for SMB and small amount enterprise, but might be some Enterprise need more private solution in their own Private Cloud.
So the choice is yours