Setup SonarQube in Azure VM

If you have installed and integrated SonarQube once in TFS 2012 you know it was really painful. But a lot of things have changed and now it’s really easy to setup a new SonarQube instance in Azure and integrate it into you build process and in Visual Studio. I did it this week and it was really fast and straight forward. Setup a machine in Azure I wanted to have a machine for trainings and demos. That’s why I decided to use SQL Server 2014 on Windows 2012 R2. Like this I can turn the machine on and of easily. … Continue reading Setup SonarQube in Azure VM

Visual Studio Release Management and PaaS

Can you deploy Platform as a Service (PaaS) components to Azure using Visual Studio Release Management? I get this question quite often lately. Short answer: yes you can. And how? Via a virtual machine. Yes – this is Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and not PaaS. Yes – this is not what you expected. Me neither. But it’s the only supported way right now. I hope this will change in future versions and that we get a “Azure PowerShell” like we have in Build.VNext. But right now this is the way to go. If you watch BREAKPOINT: Release Management and … Continue reading Visual Studio Release Management and PaaS