In a series of posts by the Azure Development Community, some of the features available in Azure and Visual Studio Team Services are explored. VSTS Build is an excellent mechanism for enabling automation for a development team. It allow for teams to construct build pipelines to handle a variety of scenarios and technology. The service can run hosted or on-premises, and supports a large number of build steps ranging from Node.js and Gulp to MSBuild and Azure Deployment. Its flexibility extends to the ability to bring in tasks from the Marketplace and write custom build steps.