Getting Started with DevOps and Continuous Delivery of Value

In this post, Application Development Manager Wesam Darwish highlights some important information to help customers learn and adopt DevOps. DevOps: a buzz word, or an exciting transformation journey? As organizations strive to deliver value to their end users faster, improve quality and availability, optimize costs, and deliver innovation with digital-era velocity; they face numerous challenges….


DevOps and Appification

In the following post, Premier Developer Consultant Ron Vincent explains how adopting DevOps principles can help organizations be more productive and aid in maintaining many apps. These days the typical enterprise organization has dozens and even hundreds of apps that it creates and maintains. In this article we’ll discuss how we can apply DevOps principles…


The “P” in “PM”

In the following post, Premier Developer Consultant Ilias Jennane sheds more light on the PM role and how it fits into the bigger picture of DevOps. In recent discussions with customers and colleagues about why large I.T. shops often struggle in adhering to Agile principles or becoming DevOps organizations, I couldn’t help but notice something…


DevOps and Leadership

In this post, App Dev Manager Ron Vincent explorers the role of leadership in an industry driven by DevOps. DevOps requires a different approach to leadership. In this article I’ll explain where “management” came from and how we can change it for the age of rapid innovation. For decades now, the American corporation has been…


SonarQube Integration with VSTS

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Sana Noorani details how to integrate SonarQube with VSTS, so you can detect issues in code and trigger builds only when code checks pass. Introduction to SonarQube SonarQube is an open source tool used for continuously checking code quality. Many developers will add it to their DevOps pipelines with…


How Microsoft Does DevOps – an Interview with Aaron Bjork, Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)

This post is provided by App Dev Manager Dave Harrison based on an interview with Aaron Bjork, Principal Group Program Manager for VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) at Microsoft. The following content is shared from an interview conducted in January with Aaron Bjork, Principal Group Program Manager for the VSTS (Visual Studio Team Services) product…


PowerShell Profiling

In the following post, Premier Developer Consultant Lizet Pena De Sola shows us how to analyze the performance of PowerShell scripts to pinpoint code with high CPU consumption and optimize resource usage. As part of my job I help developers take a closer look at the source code and analyze it under the “microscope”. Part…


DevOps and Finance

Premier Developer consultant Ron Vincent recently posted this article on the relationship between Finance and modern software development practices such as Agile and DevOps.  It’s an interesting discussion of how you can bring finance and planning along on your DevOps journey. I know, who wants to talk about finance when it comes to software development?…

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Visual Studio App Center

This overview of Visual Studio App Center comes to us from Premier Developer consultant Sana Noorani. One of Microsoft’s newest offerings, the Visual Studio App Center, is a tool for streamlining the DevOps pipeline for mobile development. The product is an updated version of its previous product, Mobile Center, and has many more features than…

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DevOps is not for sale

This post is provided by Senior App Dev Manager, Robert Shanks who reminds us to put away the checkbooks and instead: engage, empower and encourage your people! I’m an Application Development Manager (ADM) on Microsoft’s Modern Applications, Premier Developer team. In my role, I have the opportunity to work with a variety of clients across…