Dark Theme in Azure DevOps!

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A while back I was attending a local developer conference and I overheard someone say, "He's not a real coder; He's not using the dark theme." :-) Now, while I don't necessarily agree with that statement, I do prefer dark themes over light themes. Dark themes just seem to be easier on my eyes when I'm staring into millions of pixels for hours on end every day. While Visual Studio has provided a dark theme (as well as others) out of the box for some time now, and VS Code has had a dark theme from its start (as best as I can remember), Azure DevOps (formerly Visual Studio Team Services or, VSTS) has not had the same luxury. That is, until now! Microsoft announced the dark theme in Azure…
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Azure DevOps Launch Event

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Odds are, you've noticed by now that Microsoft introduced Azure DevOps yesterday. While there are a lot of details around this announcement, the short version is that Azure DevOps is an evolution of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and introduces the following:     Azure Pipelines CI/CD that works with any language, platform, and cloud. Connect to GitHub or any Git repository and deploy continuously. Learn More >   Azure Boards Powerful work tracking with Kanban boards, backlogs, team dashboards, and custom reporting. Learn more >   Azure Artifacts Maven, npm, and NuGet package feeds from public and private sources. Learn more >   Azure Repos Unlimited cloud-hosted private Git repos for your project. Collaborative pull requests, advanced file management, and more. Learn more >   Azure Test Plans All…
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Change Image Size in VSTS Wiki

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I came across this on a mail list a short while ago and thought I would share it out…If you’ve been making use of the Wiki feature within VSTS then you already know how useful it is for providing documentation, notes, etc. in a centralized location for your VSTS projects. If you haven’t tried the Wiki feature out yet, you really should!The Wiki utilizes markdown syntax to provide you with some basic text formatting features such as bold, italics, underline, bullets, numbered lists, etc. It also provides some basic syntax for visualizing images. For example, the following is markdown syntax for displaying an image:![api.png](.attachments/api-6c96846f-6a2f-4ad3-9a5e-5d96071cfbbb.png)[Side note: the GUID-looking image filename is due to me dragging and dropping an image file out of Windows Explorer directly into the Wiki.]When the image is…
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Using OneNote for Publishing to WordPress

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Recently, Microsoft announced three new OneNote partners - CloudHQ, Equil and WordPress. I find this exciting for the following reasons: I maintain my blog in WordPress I currently use Live Writer to create and publish my posts Live Writer hasn't seen any love from Microsoft in a long time so I'm happy to see that I can now use OneNote to compose my posts if I want to start weaning myself from Live Writer :-) If you are a WordPress user and are interested in making use of this new WordPress plugin, you can find the full installation instructions here.   The short version is: Install the OneNote Publisher WordPress plugin Navigate to the OneNote settings (under Settings-->OneNote) to provide the MSA Client ID and Secret. Click on the "Click…
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