DevOps Blog

  • Azure Resource Manager for DevOps and mere mortals

    With Azure Resource Manager Microsoft introduced a new and more efficient way to better support DevOps workflows and the operations and development teams at large in managing Azure resources. What is Azure Resource Manager anyway? While still in preview...
  • CIO Guide - Eight Steps to Enterprise DevOps – Step 1

    In a 2013 survey of the Katzenbach Center , 84% of the respondents said that culture was critical to the success of change management. Another 64% identified organizational culture as even more relevant than strategy or operating model. Introducing change...
  • Happy SysAdmin Day!

    Cheers to those who serve our servers – on premises and in the cloud. IT professionals, it is that time of the year again! This Friday, July 25 th , is the 15 th official annual S ysAdmin A ppreciation D ay ( link ). As if you wouldn’t know that every...
  • Microsoft Azure Web Sites - A platform for continuous deployment

    Delivering software fast, furiously, and continuously are some of the great promises that come to mind when thinking of DevOps. The goal is to achieve the ultimate results repeatedly and repeatable throughout the whole Software Development Lifecycle....
  • CIO Guide – Leading Change in Enterprise IT with DevOps

    Contrary to what a recent Wall Street Journal post suggests, I believe the CIO is needed more than ever. Increasingly, IT is at the heart of every business and with that the CIO becomes a key player – again. Traditionally, the CIO and his operations...
  • Linux Support in Hyper-V Virtual Machines and Microsoft Azure

    Support for Windows and non-Windows operating systems (OS) in virtual machines is essential. Many production environments today run in virtual machines. A wide variety of operating systems must be supported by any hypervisor , the underlying fabric of...
  • What does an IT Pro role look like in a new DevOps world?

    In a highly-functioning organization implementing DevOps principles what might and evolved role for IT Pros and Operations teams look like? In the 3 resources below, we answer this question in different ways and even more. Resource 1 : A short Edge...
  • Happy, Happier, DevOps

    The team over at Puppet Labs just released their 2014 study, “2014 State of DevOps Report”. According to Puppet Labs, this is the “largest and most comprehensive DevOps study to date.” Over 9,200 individuals from organizations of all sizes and a wide...
  • DevOps behind the scenes

    It’s nice for us to talk about the theoretical of DevOps, but every once in awhile we really should go “behind the scenes” and chat with some actual customers whose companies are living out DevOps practices. This is exactly what I did in this panel interview...
  • DevOps Session Highlights from TechEd 2014

    As much as the DevOps momentum has arrived at many of the Microsoft enterprise customers, it has also arrived at the premier Microsoft IT pro event, TechEd. At this year’s TechEd North America 2014 in Houston TX, we communicated our One Microsoft...
  • Top 10 DevOps Books for IT Operations

    Regardless whether you consider yourself a decision maker in IT or if you are an ITI (IT Implementer), check out our top 10 booklist. Consider it our suggestion for an early summer read. Rather than a comprehensive guide to every book you may want...
  • DevOps in the Enterprise – Hype or Necessity?

    Hey IT operations professionals, what do you think? All Hype? What's your CIO thinking? Is she already on board? Has your organization established a DevOps practice? Be it as it may, in most cases developers already have a head start at this using...
  • Do not hire a DevOps Engineer

    DevOps is not a person, not a job description, and not a role. I’d be willing to bet you already have the right people with at least some if not all of the right skills currently on staff. They know the environment, the code, networking infrastructure...
  • The Three Musketeers of DevOps

    How can any organization launch products, services and solutions without focusing on the three “P”s – People, Processes and Products? You need the right people, following appropriate processes using the proper technology or products...
  • Welcome to the New DevOps Blog for IT Professionals

    Welcome to our new DevOps blog. My name is Volker Will, I lead the enterprise evangelism team for IT Professionals in the Microsoft Developer and Platform Evangelism group. My team of technical subject matter experts focuses on evangelizing various...