Agile – Not just for Developers

Senior Application Development Manager, Robert Shanks, highlights some of the challenges with Agile transformation beyond development teams and spotlights how our team can help. As an Application Development Manager (ADM), I’ve have the opportunity to work with teams at varying stages of their Agile transformation. For the sake of discussion, Agile transformation is considered the…


Getting started with your DevOps journey

In a recent post from his blog, Premier Developer Consultant Ilias Jennane  explains about navigating through the Dev Ops journey. You have probably started to hear all the noise about DevOps. Most likely you fall into one of the following categories: I have no idea what DevOps is. Sounds promising. Where can I buy it?…

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Five DevOps Must-Reads

DevOps promotes the collaboration between developers and other IT stakeholders to optimize software delivery.  For many organizations, it’s a challenge for teams to come together with the right mix of priorities and expectations.  Application Development Manager, Dave Harrison, shares five of his favorite DevOps books. DevOps as a movement is gaining traction, but you could…


How Microsoft does DevOps

In this blog post, Application Development Manager, Justin Wendlandt, shares a bit about DevOps strategy, why it’s important, and common areas Premier Developer can help your teams.   One of the core focuses at every enterprise or technology organization is how to deliver more business value to their sponsors. It may be phrased differently depending…


Strategic Partnerships in an Agile World

Bryan Towne, Sr. Application Development Manager, discusses the advantages of strategic partnership in this fast moving technical landscape.  You should expect more.  Here’s why. What is a strategic partner? In the course of my professional career I have had interactions with customers of all types.  Some were small, independent software vendors (ISVs) and  some were…


Steve St. Jean and Abel Wang talk source control and DevOps on Channel 9

Check out our own Premier Developer consultant Steve St. Jean and former Premier Developer consultant now Technical Solutions Professional Abel Wang chat about source control and DevOps in an interview by DevOps Program Manager Donovan Brown on Channel 9!  Great conversation guys! https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/DevOps-Interviews/Interview-with-Abel-Wang-and-Steven-St-Jean

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Connect(); // 2015 on November 18-19!

Hear directly from Scott Guthrie, Brian Harry, and Scott Hanselman on what’s next in this exciting journey. Get deeper insights into our exciting announcements with over 70 on-demand sessions. Interact with the engineering team members behind Microsoft tools and technologies to help you get started. Featured Speakers: Scott Guthrie – Executive Vice President, Cloud and…


Great Article on Understanding DevOps

Cross posted by Premier Developer Consultant Geoff Gray. We wanted to cross-post an article from Linked-In that does a great job of talking about what DevOps means. The author explains how DevOps is often misunderstood and explains a few key points that companies need to start understanding if they want their IT departments to start…

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Spotlight on ALM and TFS

Establishing good ALM practices and learning to take full advantage of ALM tools is one of the best investments you can make with your team. Premier Support for Developers works with many of Microsoft’s largest and most strategic customers to optimize the use of Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio ALM tools. Whether you are…


Spotlight on Critical Situation Support

If you write software or manage infrastructure, unplanned downtime will occur. Even with the very best people and process that money can buy, the unexpected still happens. At Premier, we support Microsoft’s most innovative and talented customers but nobody is immune—not even Microsoft. We all deal with system outages and downtime of critical business systems….