Video: How to create an Azure ARM template in Visual Studio 2015

2016-05-15_15-38-12I’m currently working on a Visual Studio ALM Rangers project to create an Azure ARM template that will deploy a secure SonarQube installation into Azure.  I found that there weren’t a lot of resources around how to get started with ARM templates in Visual Studio 2015.  In response I decided to create a walk-through.  I figured it would be easier for me to record a video of the process rather than try to write it out step-by-step.

The video is posted on Channel 9.

Let me know what you think of it in the comments here or there.

  • Steve

How To: Set VSO/TFS 2015 Build logging level to Verbose

This tidbit just came across my email and I know that I’m going to need it sometime in the future, so I’m blogging it for posterity.


The MSBuild and XAML build systems found in the Team Build feature of TFS and VSO have provided the ability to set the output logging level so that your logs would return excruciatingly detailed logs of every action in the build process.  This facility was implemented as a Property in MSBuild builds (/p:verbosity=diagnostic) and as a setting in the XAML build system (2. Basic -> Logging verbosity -> Detailed).  In the new build system in VSO and TFS 2015 there is no setting for this value.



To make the new build system return detailed log files you need to add a new variable to your Build Definition called system.debug with a value of true.

VSO Build Logging


Happy building! 🙂