Do I have to publish an artifact from Jenkins to work with Release Management?

Your CI system may store your output in many different places.  We have customers that prefer to store their output in Azure Blob storage instead of publishing artifacts from their CI system. With Visual Studio Team Services Release Management you can skip the artifact download step. This will allow you to trigger a release using the REST API without having to publish artifacts.  You can then download the data from wherever you like as part of your release.

To skip the artifact download follow these steps.

  1. Click the ellipse of the desired environment
  2. Select Agent options…
  3. Expand the General section
  4. Check the box for Skip artifacts download

Now your release will skip downloading the artifacts for this environment.

Comments (2) -

  • Linus

    8/18/2016 10:33:03 AM | Reply

    How do I download from Blob Storage for my Release?

    • Donovan

      8/28/2016 8:34:44 PM | Reply

      You can just add a PowerShell task and do whatever you like including download from blob storage.

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