Intro to Version Control and Git
Non-Azure Repos and Pipelines
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This course explores how to implement version control on Azure repos. It begins with an overview of what source control is and the different types of source control available. It then looks at the key elements of branching, different branching strategies, and how they impact the development process. You'll move on to learn about pull requests and merging as repository functions, and the different merging scenarios available to you. Finally, you'll be guided through using third-party systems in conjunction with Azure DevOps. This course contains several guided demonstrations from inside the Azure portal to give you real-world exposure to the concepts covered throughout the course.
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- Understand what version control and Git-based repositories are
- Learn about branching and the branching strategies
- Learn about pull requests and merging in Azure DevOps
- Set permissions on repositories and on TFVC in Azure DevOps
- Use Azure DevOps in conjunction with build pipelines set up on other platforms
This is an intermediate level course suited to developers, engineers, and project managers.
To get the most out of this course, you should have a basic understanding of the software development lifecycle. Knowing what's involved in deploying software to a production environment would also be helpful. If you want to follow along with the demonstrations in this course, you'll need to have an Azure DevOps account.
If we look at Distributed Repository Permissions, and by distributed, I really mean Git-based systems, we don't have any ability to specify actions at the file level. The default permissions for these systems is allow access that has access is either allowed or not specified. Azure DevOps actions have two effective permissions, allow and deny, plus not set, Bitbucket Cloud and GitHub Enterprise, both have read, write, and admin in common. GitHub Enterprise also adds triaged permissions for managing issues and pull requests without write access and maintain permission for managing repositories without the ability to access destructive or sensitive actions. The GitHub Enterprise Actions presented here are by no means exhaustive, but represent those most applicable to repositories. It's clear looking at the wording of Bitbucket Cloud and GitHub Enterprise branch actions that they are restrictions on the default project and repository permissions.
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