Dog Food Conference 2014 – Azure Automation & Hybrid Cloud – Decks and Resources

Thank you for attending my breakout sessions at Dog Food Conference 2014 on Azure Automation and Hybrid Cloud. It was great meeting you all and discussing your scenarios with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform! For your convenience, I've included my decks below for each session.  At the end of each deck, links to additional resources…


Dog Food Conference 2014 Infrastructure & DevOps sessions feature Virtualization, Cloud, Automation & MORE!

Dog Food Conference is BACK again this year in Central Ohio on September 29th and 30th, and it’s bigger than EVER! This year, Dog Food Conference will feature local, regional and national speakers to deliver 70+ talks across multiple tracks for Developers, IT Pros, Startups and IT Managers, promising a full line-up of great topics…


TechNet Radio: (Part 1) Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud – Why NOW is a good time to plan for Modernizing Your Infrastructure

Matt Hester and Keith Mayer kick off a special 6 part series on “Modernizing Your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud.” Tune in for Part 1 where they discuss the importance of planning for your organization’s move to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft Azure. [1:18] Why should I start planning now?  [2:41] Why Migrate to Windows…


Accelerating DevOps with the Cloud using Microsoft Azure and Friends: The Series

UPDATE! Today's article in this series is … ADDED: New resources in Configuration Management section below for Puppet, Chef, Vagrant, Ansible and Docker based on popular requests. Feel free to suggest your own updates if you see any missing topics! Bookmark this page and catch all the prior articles in this series, too! They're all…


TechNet Radio: (Part 10) Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud – Monitoring, Measuring & Learning for Continuous Improvement

Concluding our special “Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud” series on TechNet Radio, Keith Mayer welcomes back Jeff Fattic to the show as they discuss how Visual Studio Online can help DevOps organizations optimize the performance of their applications. [2:16] How does Visual Studio Online help organizations monitor the performance of their applications? [5:16] Can Application…


TechNet Radio: (Part 9) Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud – Scaling Cloud Applications

In part 9 of our  “Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud” series on TechNet Radio, Keith Mayer and Yung Chou are back and this episode they discuss in depth the ability for DevOps organizations to scale up or scale down cloud applications. Tune in as they discuss Azure’s unique flexibility in terms of capacity planning for…


TechNet Radio: (Part 8) Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud – Rollback Plan? What rollback plan?

In part 8 of our  “Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud” series on TechNet Radio, Keith Mayer and Jennelle Crothers explore the world of roll-backs and how Microsoft Azure can streamline both the roll-back and roll-forward process for most dev teams. [1:40] It seems like most dev teams spend lots of time on roll-forward plans for…

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TechNet Radio: (Part 7) Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud – Configuration Management

In part 7 of our  “Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud” series on TechNet Radio, Keith Mayer and Yung Chou welcome Sr. Program Manager Michael Greene to the show as they discuss the importance of configuration management for organizations that are starting to leverage the cloud for their daily operations. Tune in as they also demo…

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TechNet Radio: (Part 4) Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud – Source Control in the Cloud with Microsoft Azure & Visual Studio Online

In Part 4 of our  “Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud” series on TechNet Radio, Keith Mayer welcomes Developer Technology Solutions Specialist Jeff Fattic to the show as they discuss source control in the cloud with the help of Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Online. [1:48] What is Visual Studio Online? [2:32] Is Visual Studio Online…