Super Easy Continuous Integration with Azure Websites, Hosted TFS, and Visual Studio 2012

Overview:

All I can say is WOW.  This was super easy to setup. My goal was to use Visual Studio 2012 to create an Azure Web Site, and to use Microsoft’s Hosted TFS  for my source control and build server. If all of the above items are new to you, that may sound like a daunting task, but as you’ll see, it is extremely simple. Also, don’t let the length of this blog post scare you off.  I tried to be very specific about the steps and include a lot of screen shots, so It looks like a lot, but all in all it will only take you about 10 to 15 minutes to complete.  Here’s an diagram with a basic overview of the pieces:

Azure Websites Continuous Integration

Keep reading for a 7 MINUTE video demonstration of the ENTIRE PROCESS, and step-by-step instructions!

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