Recently I got an Elgato Stream Deck – they are awesome for Productivity! In this blog post I am going to show how you can run builds and releases in Azure DevOps by clicking on your Stream Deck and also the ability to autorefresh the status of builds & releases
Setting up Elgato Stream Deck
I am using this plugin within my setup – please note, as of writing this blog: This plugin currently works currently only on Windows devices.
Open your Stream Deck application & view the store plugins as below – install this plugin
Now the plugin is installed, back to the Stream Deck profile – currently I have created a table as below to show example
Setting up the plugin:
Build URL I will be using for example: https://dev.azure.com/thomasthorntoncloud/thomasthornton.cloud/_build?definitionId=4 – this will match the below
- Title: Pipeline1
- Organization name: thomasthorntoncloud
- Project name: thomasthornton.cloud
- PAT: Personal Access Token for Azure DevOps – please see here how to setup
- Pipeline Type: Build
- Definition ID: 16
- Tap Action: Start build/release
- Status Update frequency: Every 30 Seconds
Now if I press Pipeline1:
Reviewing in Azure DevOps, I can see the pipeline running:
I’ve also created another option Status Check, to refresh the pipeline every X seconds, very cool!
Increasing this, I can monitor & run more pipelines! I have updated further & included some pipelines that are currently in a failed state!
A short blog post but thought i’d sure my findings – very cool 🙂 Stream Decks are awesome for Productivity – this is only one cool plugin that is available!
This makes my work life so much more efficient, I really appreciate it.
Thank you Greg, what are you using it for?
its a great combination!