Trigger a vNext Release from team build

Using Release Management you can implement true Continuous Delivery.  With the latest update of Release Management you can trigger a release via a REST api call to Release Management.  In this post I will share the script and build definition I used to trigger the release and how to use th... [More]

Track current location in PowerShell Title Bar

CLIs or Command-line interfaces are great tools but can become difficult to use when you are buried deep into the file system.  The prompt becomes so long that your commands begin to wrap onto additional lines making it hard to identify errors. However, with PowerShell you can move the curre... [More]

Missing WinRMPort in Server DNSName xxx

Problem  From Release Management I am getting the following error when I attempt a DSC deployment “Missing WinRMPort in Server DNSName xxx” Solution Make sure and include the port when adding a server to your environment.

Start-DscConfiguration access denied

Problem: When I try and execute Start-DscConfiguration I get the following error message: The WS-Management service cannot process the request. The WMI service returned an 'access denied' error. + CategoryInfo : PermissionDenied: (root/Microsoft/...gurationManager:String) [], CimExcepti... [More]

Tokenization for DSC

Update!  This resources has been officially release by Microsoft here http://tinyurl.com/xReleaseManagement Update 3 of Release Management introduced Desired State Configuration (DSC) as a deployment option in addition to the deployer based solution.  With DSC we can utilized the Local C... [More]