Portland 2016 DevOps day – wow, thanks!

Guys, had SUCH a blast last Friday at the DevOps roadshow!

Here’s some pix. I really owe Monu Bambroo, Derrick Cawthorn and the amazing Donovan Brown for coming down and buying out their time to spread awareness of DevOps and the answers we have here at Microsoft for this sea change.

If you’re interested in more, give me a holler. We do have that workshop on “DevOps Fundamentals” that in three days goes through setting up a complete release pipeline – way cool!

 

Some link goodness for you:

  1. Donovan’s site: http://donovanbrown.com/ Search for DevOps. There’s something for everybody at this site. For example, here’s a post describing how he went about setting up a demo for a group in New Zealand using Docker, Ubuntu Linux, Visual Studio, Selenium, etc. Way cool! There’s another good link here for how Deployment Slots play into your DevOps pipeline, another on “how many vendors does it take to implement DevOps?”, triggering a rollback based on user feedback during a release, where Powershell DSC fits in.

 
 

  1. Dave Harrison’s site is here. www.driftboatdave.com. I’ve got some links here on “All Happy Families Are Alike“, “Devopoly“, “Cats and Dogs Living Together“, and “The Five Dysfunctions of DevOps“. These are lengthy but put together will give anyone a good overview of the Phoenix Project and Visible Ops.

 
 

  1. Last, may I recommend Channel 9? Here’s a 12 minute intro with Donovan Brown,  and an excellent three part series on Release Management – Part 1 (overview), Part 2 (RM architecture), and Part 3 (release pipelines). Outstanding, and will give you a nice overview of what we covered during DevOps Day in setting up Continuous Integration and build pipelines.

     

 

 

Portland DevOps 2016 Roadshow – wow, thanks!

Guys, had SUCH a blast last Friday at the DevOps roadshow!

Here’s some pix. I really owe Monu Bambroo, Derrick Cawthorn and the amazing Donovan Brown for coming down and buying out their time to spread awareness of DevOps and the answers we have here at Microsoft for this sea change.

If you’re interested in more, give me a holler. We do have that workshop on “DevOps Fundamentals” that in three days goes through setting up a complete release pipeline – way cool!

 

Some link goodness for you:

  1. Donovan’s site: http://donovanbrown.com/ Search for DevOps. There’s something for everybody at this site. For example, here’s a post describing how he went about setting up a demo for a group in New Zealand using Docker, Ubuntu Linux, Visual Studio, Selenium, etc. Way cool! There’s another good link here for how Deployment Slots play into your DevOps pipeline, another on “how many vendors does it take to implement DevOps?”, triggering a rollback based on user feedback during a release, where Powershell DSC fits in.

 
 

  1. Dave Harrison’s site is here. www.driftboatdave.com. I’ve got some links here on “All Happy Families Are Alike“, “Devopoly“, “Cats and Dogs Living Together“, and “The Five Dysfunctions of DevOps“. These are lengthy but put together will give anyone a good overview of the Phoenix Project and Visible Ops.

 
 

  1. Last, may I recommend Channel 9? Here’s a 12 minute intro with Donovan Brown,  and an excellent three part series on Release Management – Part 1 (overview), Part 2 (RM architecture), and Part 3 (release pipelines). Outstanding, and will give you a nice overview of what we covered during DevOps Day in setting up Continuous Integration and build pipelines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 15th Premier Roadshow on DevOps – coming your way!

 

Way cool – at long last, we’re hosting a DevOps half day conference right here in Portland on July 15th!

 

The agenda below is set to change and we have some exciting guest speakers on their way. Get in touch with me and we will add you to the list of invitees!

 

Agenda:

  • Building a 3-Phase roadmap to sanity – and getting out of firefighting
  • Defining DevOps For YOUR Organization
  • Release Management Plain and Simple – Which Tool is Best?
  • Metrics Make It Happen – KPI’s You Can Use to Track Progress and Drive Success
  • Puppet, Chef, Octopus and Visual Studio – Better Together

 

As a movement, DevOps has now replaced Agile as the key factor in getting software builds out the door faster and safer. This workshop will help you define conditions of success for your organization and lay out a practical roadmap to change management. We’ll discuss features and advantages of leading DevOps tools and how to make sure your org culture and people can use these to best advantage to drive value and repeatability.

 

How to Register:

Contact:
Dave Harrison

Microsoft Premier

dharriso@microsoft.com

 

Note: This program is in high demand and registration is on a first-come-first-serve basis. You will be placed on a waitlist if the seminar is full.

Snacks and coffee / tea will be provided.

DevOps Roadshow coming to Portland!

Hey folks, more details coming – but we are going to have a half-day roadshow on DevOps coming to Portland on Friday, July 15th! We’re hoping for a few surprise presenters so the agenda is subject to change – but here’s a sneak peek.

Ping me to get an invite!

As a movement, DevOps has now replaced Agile as the key factor in getting software builds out the door faster and safer. This workshop will help you define conditions of success for your organization and lay out a practical roadmap to change management. We’ll discuss features and advantages of leading DevOps tools and how to make sure your org culture and people can use these to best advantage to drive value and repeatability.

Agenda:

  • Building a 3-Phase roadmap to sanity – and getting out of firefighting
  • Defining DevOps For YOUR Organization
  • Release Management Plain and Simple – Which Tool is Best?
  • Metrics Make It Happen – KPI’s You Can Use to Track Progress and Drive Success
  • Puppet, Chef, Octopus, Release Management and Visual Studio – Better Together

 

When/ Where:

Microsoft Pearl Office, 1414 NW Northrup St, Portland, OR 97209

Friday, July 15th, 9 am-Noon

DevOps link goodness

 

I had a friend pass these links along to me recently. They’re outstanding. This isn’t exhaustive but definitely there’s hours of fun DevOps goodness here to explore, especially TFS and setting up continuous delivery in the MS ecosystem.

The walkthroughs are great! I’ll have more in the next couple of days.

Additional Resources

General Team Foundation Server (TFS) Documentation