Russell Seymour

I am a Partner Engineer for Chef and much of my focus is on Azure. I have worked with many clients over the years and helped them along their DevOps journey. I started as a support engineer and then found my way into consulting and found my place bridging the gap between Developers and Operations. I enjoy tinkering with computers and drive my family crazy with endless ideas for what a Raspberry PI can be used for.

Integrating Chef into your VSTS Builds

Here at Chef we have been working with Microsoft to create integrations for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). VSTS is an invaluable and versatile tool to bring together pipelines within your environments. The pipelines are made up of tasks. These tasks are either core tasks built into VSTS (e.g.

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Habitat Integration for VSTS in the Visual Studio Marketplace

We are pleased to announce the first release of Habitat Integration for Visual Studio Team Services, released to the Visual Studio Marketplace. This extension brings the power and portability of Habitat to Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). It contains a number of tasks that allow developers to package and release / export applications using Habitat.

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Validation Key in Azure Chef Extension

Setting the validation key in the Azure Chef Extension Chef has an extension in Azure that enables the bootstrapping of chef-client onto new or existing machines. This can be done though the Azure portal or using an Azure Resource Manager (ARM) template.

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