Today I ran out of the free buildminutes on mine VSTS account. And I did want to continue with the work I was working on. I don’t do funky stuff in the build and release tasks, so I installed a private agent on my laptop. You can see how many minutes you still have on VSTS, via the link: https://<your name>

There is an excellent blog, which explains step by step how to install a private agent. I installed it on my laptop, but you can also install it on a VM in Azure or on a container in Azure. The blog:

When you have installed the private agent, don’t forget to change “Agent-Queue”: