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DevOps with Windows Server 2016 by Ritesh Modi

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Types of releases

There are two ways in which VSTS can be configured to execute releases:

  • Scheduled release
  • Continuous deployment

We have been discussing continuous deployment in this chapter, and the next section talks about scheduled releases.

Scheduled releases

A scheduled release refers to automatic release pipeline execution at a predetermined schedule. Multiple schedules can be configured for each release pipeline and can include multiple source repositories. The release pipeline will execute at a given schedule and is not dependent on changes done to the code in the repository. These types of release pipelines are generally used on weekends during off-hours when generally there is no activity on the repository. The scheduling of a release is ...

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