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Service Fabric PowerShell Utility task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/service-fabric-powershell Service Fabric PowerShell task for use in build or release pipelines in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Review test results - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/test/review-continuous-test-results-after-build Review continuous test results with a build or release pipeline in Azure Pipelines or Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Publish Build Artifacts task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/publish-build-artifacts Publish build artifacts to Azure Pipelines, Team Foundation Server (TFS), or to a file share
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Shell Script task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/shell-script Execute a bash script when building code in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Perform UI tests with Selenium - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/test/continuous-test-selenium UI Testing with Selenium in a continuous deployment pipeline in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server TFS
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Publish To Azure Service Bus task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/publish-to-azure-service-bus Send a message to an Azure Service Bus with a build or release pipeline in Azure Pipelines and TFS
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

PowerShell task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/powershell Execute PowerShell scripts in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Install Apple Certificate task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/install-apple-certificate Install an Apple certificate required to build on a macOS agent on Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Xamarin License task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/xamarin-license Activate or deactivate a Xamarin license when building code in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Decrypt File (OpenSSL) task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/decrypt-file A thin utility task for file decryption using OpenSSL
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Download Package task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/download-package Download a package from a Package Management feed in Azure Artifacts or TFS.
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Download Build Artifacts task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/download-build-artifacts Download Build Artifacts task for use in a build or release pipeline
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Update Service Fabric Manifests task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/service-fabric-versioning Update the Service Fabric App versions in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Manual Intervention task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/manual-intervention Pause an active deployment within a stage in a release pipeline in Azure Pipelines and TFS
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Install SSH Key task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/install-ssh-key Install an SSH key prior to a build or release
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Install Apple Provisioning Profile task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/install-apple-provisioning-profile Install an Apple provisioning profile required to build on a macOS agent in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Delete Files task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/delete-files Delete files from the agent working directory when building code in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Invoke HTTP REST API task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/http-rest-api Build and release task to invoke an HTTP API and parse the response with a build or release pipeline in Azure Pipelines and TFS
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Extract Files task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/extract-files Extract files from archives to a target folder using minimatch patterns on Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

FTP Upload task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/ftp-upload Upload files to a remote machine using the File Transfer Protocol (FTP), or securely with FTPS on Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Python Script task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/python-script Run a Python script in a build or release pipeline
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Command Line task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/command-line Execute tools from a command prompt when building code in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Copy and Publish Build Artifacts task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/copy-and-publish-build-artifacts Copy build artifacts to a staging folder and publish them with Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Xamarin Test Cloud task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/test/xamarin-test-cloud This task is deprecated. Use the App Center Test task instead.
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Copy Files task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/copy-files Copy files between folders with match patterns when building code in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Batch Script task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/batch-script Execute .bat or .cmd scripts when building your code in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Bash task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/bash Run a Bash script on macOS, Linux, or Windows
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Download Secure File task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/download-secure-file Download a secure file to a temporary location on the build or release agent in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Azure Network Load Balancer task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/azure-nlb-management Connect or disconnect an Azure virtual machine's network interface to a load balancer's address pool
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

cURL Upload Files task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/curl-upload-files Use cURL to upload files with supported protocols in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Visual Studio Test Platform Installer task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/tool/vstest-platform-tool-installer Acquires the test platform from nuget.org or the tools cache and can allow you to run tests and collect diagnostic data
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Delay task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/delay Pause execution of a build or release pipeline for a fixed delay time
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Use Ruby Version task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/tool/use-ruby-version Select a version of Ruby to run on an agent and optionally add it to PATH
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

App Center Test task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/test/app-center-test Test app packages with Visual Studio App Center.
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Catalog of the built-in tasks for build-release and Azure Pipelines & TFS - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/ Catalog of the built-in tasks on Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Java Tool Installer task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/tool/java-tool-installer Change the version of Java in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Visual Studio Test Agent Deployment task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/test/visual-studio-test-agent-deployment Deploy and configure the Test Agent to run tests on a set of machines to integrate cloud-based load tests into your build and release pipelines
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

File transforms and variable substitution - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/transforms-variable-substitution File transforms and variable substitution for tasks in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

NuGet Tool Installer task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/tool/nuget Find, download, and cache a specified version of NuGet and add it to the PATH
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Visual Studio Test task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/test/vstest Run unit and functional tests (Selenium, Appium, Coded UI test, etc.) using the Visual Studio Test runner. Test frameworks that have a Visual Studio test adapter such as xUnit, NUnit, Chutzpah, etc. can also be run.
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Query Azure Monitor Alerts task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/azure-monitor Observe the configured Azure monitor rules for active alerts in Azure Pipelines and TFS in a build or release pipeline
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Go Tool Installer task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/tool/go-tool Finds or downloads a specific version of the Go tool into the tools cache and adds it to the PATH
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Invoke Azure Function task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/azure-function Invoke a HTTP triggered function in an Azure function app and parse the response in Azure Pipelines and TFS
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

IIS Web App Manage task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/deploy/iis-web-app-management-on-machine-group Create or update a Website, Web App, Virtual Directory, or Application Pool
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Publish Test Results task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/test/publish-test-results Publish Test Results to integrate test reporting into your build and release pipelines
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Use Python Version task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/tool/use-python-version Select a version of Python to run on an agent and optionally add it to PATH
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

NuGet Packager task Version 0.* - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/package/prev-versions/nuget-packager-0 Learn all about how you can produce NuGet packages when building code in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Cloud-based Load Test task (Deprecated) - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/test/cloud-based-load-test Runs the load test in cloud with a build or release pipeline with Azure Pipelines to integrate cloud-based load tests into your build and release pipelines
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Use .NET Core task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/tool/dotnet-core-tool-installer Acquires a specific version of .NET Core from the internet or the tools cache and adds it to the PATH
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Node.js Tool Installer task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/tool/node-js Find, download, and cache a specified version of Node.js and add it to the PATH
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Cloud-based Web Performance Test task (Deprecated) - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/test/cloud-based-web-performance-test Runs the Quick Web Performance Test with a build or release pipeline to easily verify your web application exists and is responsive
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

PyPI Publisher task (Deprecated) - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/package/pypi-publisher How to upload a package to PyPI when building code in Azure Pipelines and TFS
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

File matching patterns reference - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/file-matching-patterns A reference guide that can help you to understand the file matching patterns for Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS).
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Archive Files task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/utility/archive-files Use an archive file to then create a source folder in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

npm task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/package/npm How to use npm packages when building code in Azure Pipelines
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

NuGet Publisher task Version 0.* - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/package/prev-versions/nuget-publisher-0 Learn all about how you can publish NuGet packages when building code in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Publish Code Coverage Results task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/test/publish-code-coverage-results Publish Cobertura or JaCoCo code coverage results from an Azure Pipelines or TFS build
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

NuGet Installer task Version 0.* - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/package/prev-versions/nuget-installer-0 Learn all about how you can use NuGet packages when building code in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

NuGet restore, pack, and publish task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/package/nuget Learn all about how you can make use of NuGet packages when you are building code in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

npm Authenticate task (for task runners) - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/package/npm-authenticate Don't use this task if you're also using the npm task. Provides npm credentials to an `.npmrc` file in your repository for the scope of the build. This enables npm task runners like gulp and Grunt to authenticate with private registries.
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

CocoaPods task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/package/cocoapods Learn all about how you can use CocoaPods packages when you are building code in Azure Pipelines or Team Foundation Server (TFS).
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

SSH Deployment task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/deploy/ssh SSH task for use in the jobs of all of your build and release pipelines in Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Windows Machine File Copy task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/deploy/windows-machine-file-copy Copy application files and other artifacts to remote Windows machines
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Azure App Service Deploy task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/deploy/azure-rm-web-app-deployment The Azure App Service Deploy task is used to update Azure App Services to deploy Web Apps, Functions, and WebJobs.
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Kubectl task - Azure Pipelines & TFS

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/deploy/kubernetes Deploy, configure, or update a Kubernetes cluster in Azure Container Service by running kubectl commands.
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Copy Files Over SSH task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/deploy/copy-files-over-ssh Copy Files Over SSH task for use in the jobs of all of your build and release pipelines in Azure Pipelines and TFS
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Conda Environment task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/package/conda-environment How to create and activate a Conda environment when building code in Azure Pipelines and TFS
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Build Machine Image task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/deploy/packer-build Build a machine image using Packer to use for Azure Virtual machine scale set deployment
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Azure PowerShell task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/deploy/azure-powershell Run a PowerShell script within an Azure environment
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Chef Knife task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/deploy/chef-knife Run scripts with Knife commands on your Chef workstation
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Package and Deploy Helm Charts task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/deploy/helm-deploy Deploy, configure, update your Kubernetes cluster in Azure Container Service by running helm commands.
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Azure SQL Database Deployment task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/deploy/sql-azure-dacpac-deployment Deploy Azure SQL DB using DACPAC or run scripts using SQLCMD
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Grunt build and release task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/build/grunt Grunt build and release task for Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Chef task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/deploy/chef Deploy to Chef environments by editing environment attributes
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Visual Studio Build build and release task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/build/visual-studio-build Visual Studio Build build and release task for Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Xamarin.iOS build and release task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/build/xamarin-ios Xamarin.iOS build and release task for Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

MSBuild build and release task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/build/msbuild MSBuild build and release task for Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

CMake build and release task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/build/cmake CMake build and release task for Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Azure Key Vault task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/deploy/azure-key-vault Azure Key Vault task for use in the jobs of all of your build and release pipelines in Azure Pipelines and TFS
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Docker Compose task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/build/docker-compose Build, push or run multi-container Docker applications. Task can be used with Docker or Azure Container registry.
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Azure CLI task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/deploy/azure-cli Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server build task to run a shell or batch script containing Microsoft Azure CLI commands
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Azure Monitor Alerts task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/deploy/azure-monitor-alerts Configure alerts on available metrics for an Azure resource
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Gradle build and release task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/build/gradle Gradle build and release task for Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Xamarin.Android build and release task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/build/xamarin-android Xamarin.Android build and release task for Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Index Sources & Publish Symbols - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/build/index-sources-publish-symbols Index Sources & Publish Symbols build and release task for Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Docker task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/build/docker Build and push Docker images to any container registry using Docker registry service connection
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Xcode build and release task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/build/xcode Xcode build and release task for Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Azure File Copy task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/deploy/azure-file-copy Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server build task to copy files to Microsoft Azure storage blobs or virtual machines (VMs)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020

Android signing build and release task - Azure Pipelines

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/pipelines/tasks/build/android-signing Android signing build and release task for Azure Pipelines and Team Foundation Server (TFS)
Published Date : Friday, April 3, 2020