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Outage on octopus.com - report and learnings

Public incident report and our learnings about the octopus.com DNS disruption from January 25 – 26, 2023.

Ask Octopus Episodes 43-45 - LTS 2019.6, restarting VMs during deployments & Automatic Release Creation.

A couple of times a week we meet up and talk about some of the most interesting questions we have received and how we went about solving them.

Ask Octopus Episode 12 - Environment Approval Gates, Worker Pools Per Environment

Once a week a few of us will gather to talk about some of the most interesting questions we have gotten over the past week and how we went about solving them.

Featured Step Template: HTTP - Test URL

Test that a URL responds at the end of a deployment

Chicago ALM user group: Automating deployments with Octopus Deploy

Ian Paullin will be talking about Octopus at the Chicago ALM user group on May 21st

Unsupported versions of Windows and .NET

Understand why old versions of Windows can fail to make network requests.

RFC: X.509 Certificate Management

Request For Comment on proposed X.509 Certificate Management

Authenticate to Azure with Golang

Authenticating to a cloud platform with the different SDK can be extremely different. In this post, you learn how to authenticate to Azure with Go.

My First Year Working at Octopus

Rob Pearson sharing what it's like to work at Octopus Deploy and a bit about the company culture.

How to build a PowerBI report for Octopus Deploy

Learn how to build PowerBI reports for Octopus Deploy that will show you deployment and runbook history in Octopus Deploy.

Ask Octopus Episode 28-30 - JSON configuration substitution, Octopus server as cattle & Active Directory breaking changes.

A couple of times a week we meet up and talk about some of the most interesting questions we have gotten and how we went about solving them.

Ask Octopus Episode 25-27 - Centralized Logging, Worker working directory contents & Octopus/TeamCity Integration

Once a week a few of us will gather to talk about some of the most interesting questions we have gotten over the past week and how we went about solving them.

Deploying a Node.js application with Octopus Deploy

Learn how to use Octopus Deploy to deploy an application written in NodeJS with a MongoDB back-end.

Building the Octopus Cloud in AWS

Building the Octopus Cloud in AWS

Announcing Octopus Cloud

Octopus Cloud is now generally available!
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Documentation

Capture a crash dump

How to capture a crash dump to help the Octopus team diagnose problems when something unexpected happens.

Delete releases

Deletes a range of releases

JSON formatted output

Formatting output from the Octopus CLI

Certificate variables

Variables in Octopus Deploy can have a certificate as the value

Scheduled runbook triggers

Scheduled runbook triggers allow you to define unattended behavior for your runbook that will cause an automatic runbook run to environments of your choosing.

Scheduled deployment triggers

Automatic deployment triggers allow you to define unattended behavior for your project that will cause an automatic deployment of a release into an environment.

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