Is is okay to use Azure Pipelines for automating non-build/deployment related tasks?

Mark Ashton 41 Reputation points
2020-12-20T11:43:51.377+00:00

Reading through the Azure Pipelines documentation it seems orientated at building an automated pipeline for building a project, running tests, creating the artefacts/deliverable, and deploying/publishing.

Having already built my project and created a release artefact, I'm wondering if Microsoft consider it okay using Azure Pipelines to run a monthly automated task on my artefact. At a very high level I have a tool/project which reads in a load of source data and creates a low-memory-footprint & efficient binary that is used by my customers (in conjunction with a reader library that I deliver separately). I'm considering using Azure Pipelines to create the binary every month.

Is this a bad practice use of Azure Pipelines?

Regards,

Mark

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  1. Vaibhav Chaudhari 38,576 Reputation points
    2020-12-21T08:16:09.673+00:00

    To perform automation or scheduling process to copy / transform data, Azure automation (runbook) or Azure data factory or Azure Logic Apps services can be used.

    Not really sue if Azure DevOps Build / Release pipeline is good for this.

    You may ask ADO experts in below dedicated forum

    https://developercommunity.visualstudio.com/spaces/21/index.html


    Please don't forget to Accept Answer and Up-vote if the response helped -- Vaibhav


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