devconf’s log #3 – Sessions, Cubes, and lots of collaboration

Continued from devconf’s log #2 – Sun, Mandela, and no Bowtie. After lots of meetings, discussions, and content preparations we finally completed the devconf event in Johannesburg. I’ll share a lot more photos and the feedback from todays sessions soon. Here are a few pictures to give you a snippet of a phenomenal day of…

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devconf discussions – What is DevOps?

Sharing a few of the discussions before, during, and after devconf, a community driven, developer focused, one-day conference hosted annually.   The questions that were asked the most over the past few days are “What’s DevOps”, “Can’t I buy DevOps”, and “How do I get started”. Here’s my three [cents | pennies]. What’s DevOps? It’s…

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devconf discussions – Feature Flags

For the next few days I’ll try to share a few of the discussions before, during, and after devconf, a community driven, developer focused, one-day conference hosted annually.   Feature flags are definitely a hot topic. Here are some of the questions we discussed over the past 2 days and my thoughts. How do we…

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Rub on a little DevOps in Portugal – Event Summary

Resumo dos eventos  No passado dia 30 de Novembro realizou-se nas instalações da Microsoft em  Lisboa, Portugal o “DevOps Community Event”, um evento participado pelas várias comunidades tecnológicas portuguesas. Nos dias  seguintes ( 1 a 3 de Dezembro de 2016), participámos no “Regional Scrum Gathering” que ocorreu na cidade do Porto, Portugal. Os objetivos em…

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Sharing our experience of self-organizing teams

The Rangers program was started in 2006 using a rigid process, based on the Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF). Our journey of continuous experimentation was triggered in 2007 while exploring the Agile Manifesto. We were asked to unblock a large team of 30+ engineers, divided into a development and a quality assurance team. They were not…

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Ranger December 2015 Flash – Last deliverables before rebooting into the new year

   shipped Continuous Testing – A practical guide with concepts and approaches explores concepts, examples and practical guidance on test automation. Print Cards journal is now included with the source code and the team is busy planning the v2 release. Release Management Workflow Migrator enables you to export a Release Management agent based deployment pipeline so that…

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Ranger November 2015 Flash – Surfacing after two really busy (behind the scenes) months

You can find the latest flight plan snapshot at aka.ms/vsarFlightPlan     news Videos Monthly Catch-up: MVP Rangers with Brian Harry (Channel 9) Demo: VS Team Services – Work Item Visualization Extension Demo: VS Team Services – State Model Visualization Extension Shipped! 11x Visual Studio Team Services Extensions from the Rangers Breakpoint Generator Extension Preview! Moving…

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Flash July 2015 – Summer break with a sprinkle of readiness events and other spices

You can find the latest flight plan snapshot at aka.ms/vsarFlightPlan news Test Planning and Management Guide – Updated … our product owner was excited to announce a new version of this guide, that, in addition to focusing on the core aspects of test planning, also touches upon new product improvements to Manual Testing with Visual…

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Learn how to implement the DevOps model of expedited software development

If you are interested to “discover how the DevOps approach to software development can improve software quality, expedite release cycles and make your business more agile in responding to user needs” you should peruse the  Certificate in DevOps. You can opt for the part-time in-class option if you are in the Seattle area, or the…

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Flash June 2015 – The first extension has landed

  You can find the latest flight plan snapshot at aka.ms/vsarFlightPlan news Folder Management – Visual Studio Online Extension, by Wouter De Kort is the first of many extensions to be released. what’s boiling over … watch the space! The PowerShell DSC resources, scenarios and guidance, and the Test Planning and Management guidance teams are…