I am extremely happy to share with you that I have published my first release task extension (IIS Website Application Pool Start Stop) to the Microsoft Marketplace. It is now available publically to everyone to download and use as I am now verified published from MS.
Marketplace link – https://marketplace.visualstudio.com/
I have copied the sourcecode to both GitHub for getting code contribution from public.
Technology used –
Front-End (UI) – JSON (Extension manifest and Build task)
Back-End – PowerShell script
Benefits of marketplace extensions –
1. With it, we don’t need to copy PowerShell scripts to each and every team projects. We just need to install extension on Team Collection level and it will be available in the available task list of all the team projects under it and you can then add it to the release definition.
2. By making it public, we have increased its reach and testing scope. People can contribute with code and testing results and it will make plugin robust.