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  • Blog Post: 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 day is SysAdmin Day. But this day is different and...
  • Blog Post: 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. Great business alignment, the proper team, good processes...
  • Blog Post: 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 any virtual machine hosting, to be considered enterprise...
  • Blog Post: 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 Show episode good for starters which starts at 8...
  • Blog Post: 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 variety of businesses took the survey. Over 30% were...
  • Blog Post: 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 technologies and scenarios relevant for IT operations...
  • Blog Post: 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 to accomplish a task or solve a problem. How is...
  • Blog Post: 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 to read about DevOps, this post reflects literature...
  • Blog Post: 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 Agile development methodologies for years. It is...
  • Blog Post: 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 and all. Engineers working on DevOps come from...