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Hands-on Azure Repos

Understanding Centralized and Distributed Version Control in Azure DevOps Services


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Chaminda Chandrasekara, Pushpa Herath
    Pages 1-26
  3. Chaminda Chandrasekara, Pushpa Herath
    Pages 27-54
  4. Chaminda Chandrasekara, Pushpa Herath
    Pages 55-83
  5. Chaminda Chandrasekara, Pushpa Herath
    Pages 85-108
  6. Chaminda Chandrasekara, Pushpa Herath
    Pages 109-122
  7. Chaminda Chandrasekara, Pushpa Herath
    Pages 123-137
  8. Chaminda Chandrasekara, Pushpa Herath
    Pages 139-170
  9. Chaminda Chandrasekara, Pushpa Herath
    Pages 171-206
  10. Chaminda Chandrasekara, Pushpa Herath
    Pages 207-224
  11. Chaminda Chandrasekara, Pushpa Herath
    Pages 225-240
  12. Chaminda Chandrasekara, Pushpa Herath
    Pages 241-265
  13. Chaminda Chandrasekara, Pushpa Herath
    Pages 267-276
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 277-280

About this book


Use Azure Repos to manage your code in both centralized and distributed version control systems. This book will show you how to work with Team Foundation Version Control (TFVC) and distributed version control (Git), while exploring their best practices. 

You'll start with an introduction to Azure Repos, focusing on TFVC and Git, and then gradually transition to hands on lessons of working with TVFC. Next, you'll see how to set up and work with TFVC branches and tracking systems followed by usage of command line and security in TFVC Repos. 

Create and work on Git Repos in Azure DevOps and use branching with Azure Git Repos and Git command line in Visual Studio and vscode. The book then explores security in Git Repos and advanced options you can use to import from external Repos. With Hands-on Azure Repos as your guide, you'll be able to work with these version control tools on any platform and with any language.

You will:
  • Integrate Azure Repos with Azure Boards to enable tracking work with code.
  • Create guidelines to tackle difficult situations in using Azure Repos
  • Clone Azure Repo to local using Visual Studio and vscode
  • Work with shelvesets, code reviews and lock types
  • Perform activities using REST API with Azure Repos


Azure Repos tfvc Git version control branching merging Azure boards

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.ColomboSri Lanka
  2. 2.HangurankethaSri Lanka

About the authors

Chaminda Chandrasekara is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Visual Studio ALM and Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster®, and focuses on and believes in continuous improvement of the software development lifecycle. He works as a DevOps consultant for Jabil Circuit Sdn.  Bhd. Chaminda is an active Microsoft Community Contributor (MCC) who is well recognized for his contributions in Microsoft forums, TechNet galleries,wikis, and Stack Overflow and he contributes extensions to Azure DevOps Server and Services (former VSTS/TFS) in the Microsoft Visual Studio Marketplace. He also contributes to other open source projects in GitHub. Chaminda has published three books with Apress.

Pushpa Herath is a DevOps/Test Automation Engineer at Datavail Lanka (Pvt) Ltd. She has many years of experience in QA automation and Azure DevOps Server and Services (former VSTS/TFS). She is an expert on functional test automation using Selenium and Coded UI. Pushpa blogs on technology at . Pushpa has experience with Microsoft tools (C#, VSTS/TFS, SQL Server, and Azure) and open source tools (MAQS open framework and Sikuli). She has published a book with Apress.

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