DevOps in the Enterprise

The role of IT in DevOps

Infrastructure as Code and Continuous Deployment of a Node.js + Azure DocumentDB Solution

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates can be used to declaratively describe the infrastructure behind your solution. Azure DocumentDB has recently been added to the list of resources supported by ARM, so now you can use ARM to define your DocumentDB account as well. This blog post describes an Azure Resource Manager template and a sample… Read more

DevOps Hackathon or How To Learn To Embrace Your Ops Team

Sounds impossible? Changing behavior is hard after all. And as psychology 101 tells us, we as individuals always behave in sync with our motivations. And history tells us, in the case of dev and ops, the motivations couldn't be more different. See for yourself. Today’s fast paced world demands improved software delivery processes. Customers come… Read more

A DevOps Hackathon Coming to Munich

Register now! There are two cross-platform DevOps Hackathon events available which last two days each; one in Munich, Germany (May 18-19th), and one in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (June 4-5th) between now and end of June. Hack away, learn, and establish new connections with peers! We’re still in the middle of Microsoft Ignite in Chicago but feel… Read more

Microsoft Platform Strategy and Vision for DevOps

A little while back we did a market research study “Why DevOps Matters” with Saugatuck Technologies. One interesting outcome what the desire of many respondents, large and small, to work off a single platform. A platform that allows for the integration of 3rd party tools and products. While vendor lock in seems to be an… Read more

Microsoft DevOps News March 2015

Here is a summary of some of the key highlights for DevOps related content coming from Microsoft over the past month.  This post is also associated with the new Edge Show episode 14` : Chef Provisioning to Azure.  Real world tips to help make your DevOps journey as smooth as possible. Visual StudioAnnouncing 100 core… Read more

Must Attend DevOps Sessions at Ignite

After my initial post “The Ultimate And Totally Biased Ignite Session List For DevOps Aficionados” I realized that there is some room for improvement. Not everyone is so (overly?) excited about the topic that he or she would spend all of the week of Ignite and only attend DevOps sessions. That said, out of all… Read more

Microsoft DevOps News February 2015

Here is a summary of some of the key highlights for DevOps related content coming from Microsoft over the past month.  This post is also associated with the new Edge Show episode 138 : Docker Machine to Azure.  Visual Studio What's coming in Release Management Service and TFS/VSO BuildsVSO Kanban enhancementsApp Insights Metrics ExplorerCodeLens Support… Read more

DevOps Myths, Misconceptions, and Avoidances

DevOps definitions are plenty. Years back when I started looking into DevOps I came across this video. I like how – in the first 5 seconds – Adam Jacobs explains what it is. In the years before and after the video countless numbers of people, including myself, have come up with more elaborate, more sophisticated,… Read more

The Ultimate And Totally Biased Ignite Session List For DevOps Aficionados

DevOps people, here’s over 70 good reasons why you should attend Ignite in May. I need to apologize upfront, this list is very long. But man, it is worth reviewing. For the most part you might miss these if you just peruse the great session catalog on the website. There you have it. Unless you… Read more

What have you done to your CIO?

All this talk about DevOps and how it can give businesses the necessary edge and a fundamental advantage over non-DevOps practicing organizations is moot if the CIO is not empowered properly. Reading an article of a recent February 2015 McKinsey survey of business and IT executives I cannot help myself and ask what have we… Read more