DevOps PHP Sample for Cory Fowler and his PHPWorld Presentation

    As you may have seen from the DevOps presentation I have been hanging out with Cory lately… For his PHPWorld Presentation we teamed up to see how hard it would be to get our DevOps demo working with PHP…turns out it was a piece of cake and it took longer to write this…

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Scheduling Load Tests

(Blogging here this week we have a blogging embargo on the ALM Blog-will republish as soon as it is lifted)   After publishing the post Load Testing from different geographies with Cloud-based load testing I have have had a couple of people ask how do you schedule Load Tests.  Depending on what type of load testing…

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Importing Office 365 contacts en mass using Power Shell

One of the less pleasant parts of my role is adding people to distribution lists…. The Office365 UI certainly doesn’t make this easy! Turns out it is pretty easy with Power Shell.. Saving all my contacts to a CSV you can add contacts en mass using the following commands:   $cred = Get-Credential $s =…


DevOps Lab for Microsoft Services

Friday I am delivering a DevOps lab to Services and thought I would place it on my personal blog so they can refer to it later. Labs: Creating Test Environment with Dev/Test Lab Running a Load Test with Azure Performance Test Creating the Continuous Integration Build Creating and adding a Build Agent Creating the Continuous…


Microsoft DevOps workshop in a city near you

The interest in the DevOps labs I wrote for using the new Microsoft DevOps Tools has been really great! If you missed the post on the labs; you can see them here:   Continuous Integration Continuous Deployment Continuous Testing Application Monitoring (covered as Demos) This week our partner account manager (who has the ironic last name…

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Integrating Testing into the CI and CD pipelines

  Tuesday we are doing a DevOps Lab for MSIT and wanted to streamline/tune the walk through for this internal audience. In this lab, you will learn about the four of the five major DevOps Enablers: Continuous Integration Continuous Deployment Continuous Testing Application Monitoring   Testing in Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment Workflows At a…


Setting up a continual deployment with Visual Studio Release Management

Tuesday we are doing a DevOps Lab for MSIT and wanted to streamline/tune the walk through for this internal audience. In this lab, you will learn about the four of the five major DevOps Enablers: Continuous Integration Continuous Deployment Continuous Testing Application Monitoring This lab will be the second in that series-setting up Continuous Deployment…


Continuous Integration Lab for MSIT

Tuesday we are doing a DevOps Lab for MSIT and wanted to streamline/tune the walk through for this internal audience. In this lab, you will learn about four of the five major DevOps Enablers: Continuous Integration Continuous Deployment Continuous Testing Application Monitoring   Step 1. Getting started with the standard steps for getting started with…


Creating Users in an Azure AD in Bulk

As part of the Unicorn Project i need to create a bunch of users en mass in my AAD. Turns out it is with Excel is actually very easy. Step 1. Download Microsoft Online Services Sign-In Assistant for IT Professionals RTW https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/confirmation.aspx?id=41950   (note i have found an issue when installing the AD module it…