Cloud Platform System, Patching & Upgrade Automation, Call for Ops Stakeholders

Now that the news is out about Microsoft’s Cloud Platform System, we are starting to more actively engage a broader set of stakeholders for feedback.

One aspect of CPS which is a key pillar of the overall value proposition is the feature set we refer to as “Patch & Upgrade.”  The goal of Patch & Upgrade is to give CPS operators a fully automated process (powered by templates and runbooks) to download and apply Microsoft updates to running CPS instances.

As we continue to develop these features we would like to have a community of stakeholders who can provide us with feedback, help prioritize, participate in focus discussions, and volunteer for testing and early adoption when those opportunities become available.

My fellow Microsoft Program Manager Filippo Seracini has put up a survey to capture contact and basic profile information about people who want to help us build Patch & Upgrade, as well as additional information about patching and upgrade behavior in your environments.  If you are interested in contributing, please fill out the survey.

Thanks!