Using git hooks add the [+semver:minor] string to commit messages to bump the minor version. When semver string is not added the only patch version is bumped up.
Automatic Semantic Versioning using GitVersion, Azure DevOps Pipeline and Merge (no FF) Pullrequest Merge type
You can use GitVersion (Mainline Development) with Azure DevOps pipeline (using PR templates) to create semantic versions for the artifacts. This works well with Basic Merge type Pull Request.
A variable defined at the job level can override a variable set at the stage level. A variable defined at the stage level will override a variable set at the pipeline root level. A variable set in the pipeline root level will override a variable set in the Pipeline settings UI.
You can set up a self-hosted agent in Azure Pipelines to run inside a Windows Server Core (for Windows hosts), or Ubuntu container (for Linux hosts) with Docker.
For an Azure RBAC enabled cluster, a ServiceAccount gets created in the chosen namespace along with RoleBinding object, so that the created ServiceAccount can do actions only on the chosen namespace.
How to Build & Deploy ASP.NET Core Web API to Azure Linux App Service using Build & Release Pipeline
Steps to build & deploy ASP.NET CORE Web API to Azure Linux App Service using Azure DevOps Build and Release pipelines.
You can monitor the private build agent status and send email alerts if found offline.
You can use PowerShell to create a key vault and secrets and assign access policy to users, groups or Apps.