• 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Microsoft Azure Network Security

    Security and network security in particular is at the center of everything. On-premises and off-premises. One could argue that off-premises security is even more important than on-premises. But if you think of one of the most common scenarios in cloud...
  • DevOps Hackathon at Ignite

    I know, I know. You’ve heard it over and over again by now. We’re having a big conference in May in Chicago. The mother of all Microsoft tech. conferences, Ignite. Very telling name if you ask me. As with our TechEd event in the past, it comes with a...
  • More Top 10 DevOps Books for Operations

    The May 2014 list got quite a bit of attention. The comment section contains additional recommendations and great suggestions. Here’s an update to the existing list * – in no particular order and very subjective. And since a list like this never ever...
  • DevOps – The Honeymoon Is Over

    Monikers come and go, the practices will evolve It is very obvious that DevOps, I spare you my favorite definition, is on its way to become a mainstay in IT organizations of companies of all sizes. Smaller sized “born-in-the-cloud” companies grow and...
  • DevOps Learning Resources

    Over the course of the last 12+ months different teams at Microsoft have put together a large number of valuable resources to provide IT Ops and developers an understanding of DevOps, the concepts, processes, and tooling involved to support DevOps on...
  • Microsoft DevOps News January 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 135 : Enhancements to Application Insights performance monitoring . Application...
  • DevOps Learning Resources of 2014

    Over at the IT Pro Guy blog David has pulled together very useful information on top learning resources for #DevOps . While the list is by no means complete, it is a great start for anyone interested in knowing and learning more about DevOps in the Microsoft...
  • Microsoft DevOps News from 2014

    There have been tons of new products and tools announcements related to DevOps practices coming from Microsoft in 2014. There is no way I could cover them all, but below I've included some of the highlights including ones from open source software...
  • Top DevOps Links – Week 50

    The last 6 weeks have been very busy and a lot has happened in the meantime. A lot of change in the job, a lot of development in DevOps. Regardless, it is hard to keep track of what is going on in DevOps even without some “external” disruptions...
  • Top DevOps Links – Week 43

    After about 18 hours of flights, missed connections and other unpleasant events with a well know German airline I arrived at the final destination for me and about 5000 close friends. Barcelona, Spain, will be Microsoft capital for most of next week....
  • Top DevOps Links – Week 42

    We're already in week 42, can you believe it. End of next week a huge trek of MIcrosofties heads out to Barcelona, Spain, for TechEd. Should be very, very exciting, specifically for DevOps interested people. Check out an earlier post http://bit.ly...
  • Broad Support for Docker in Windows Server and on Microsoft Azure announced

    Today’s announcement of a deep collaborations between Docker Inc. and Microsoft is additional evidence that Microsoft is very serious about supporting IT organization’s decisions to rely on multi-vendor and multi-platform operations models. With containerization...
  • L as in Linux Love

    TechEd 2014 in Barcelona starts in a couple of weeks. More than ever you will find Linux focused or related sessions at the event. Acknowledging the fact that many of our enterprise customers demand the support for mixed environments in Microsoft Azure...
  • Top DevOps Links – Week 41

    Posting my favorites a day early – at least. Try to stay offline this Friday and get some work done around the house. Physical work. I mean, the real deal. Hammer and nail, paint and brush and all… As always, I am very interested in your...
  • Top DevOps Links – Week 40

    Starting this week I am going to share my top 10 or so links of the past week. All links will have a DevOps context of sorts. I may take the liberty and add my opinion and commentary to some to foster a conversation or spur controversy. Let’s find out...
  • SDN or Software Defined Networking – Intro to What, Why, How

    Software Defined This, Software Defined That. We live in a time where our world is largely defined by software. At least in the so called developed world. Software’s everywhere. There’s obvious places like apps on our Smartphones or the PC...
  • #TalkDevOps at TechEd

    “TechEd Europe is the Microsoft premier technology conference for IT Professionals and Enterprise Developers, providing the technical education, product evaluation, and community resources to plan, architect, deploy, manage and secure a connected...
  • Culture Debt – Watch your Balance

    Culture is a key term in the context of DevOps. And then it feels like it is sometimes one of the most overlooked. When we talk about DevOps we usually refer to People, Process, and Products or the Three Musketeers of DevOps how I like to call them. Culture...