Documentation in a DevOps World

In this post, Application Development Manager, Chris Mason discusses the challenge of keeping documentation up to date in this fast moving DevOps world.  In addition, he spotlights DocFX and writes a build task extension which integrates it into your build pipeline. Overview We talk a lot about DevOps today and it represents a major strategy…


Thinking about moving to TFS 2017?

In this post, Application Development Managers,  Sheldon Ledbetter and DeWayla White, share a few of their favorite things about TFS 2017. Thinking about moving to Team Foundation Server 2017?  Here are just a few highlights regarding improvements to the latest release:  One of the first things you’ll notice is the collection page has been improved…


Scaling Agile using Microsoft Visual Studio Team Services

In the latest article on his blog, Premier Developer consultant Ilias Jennane discusses how to scale the Agile software development process for large organizations using Visual Studio Team Services. When the Agile Manifesto was written about 16 years ago, it had a simple goal and that is to uncover better ways of writing software. Source:…

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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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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…