Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Austin .Net User's Group - Jan 14, 2018 - Shawn Weisfeld on the Future of DevOps

Shawn Weisfeld, Cloud Solution Architect with Microsoft, gave a great presentation on Azure DevOps to 30 people at Austin .Net User's Group. The video is at

What is Dev Ops? "DevOps is the union of people, process, and products to enable continuous delivery of value to your end users."

He showed a very fun youtube video of Formula One Pit Stop 1950, 2014 demonstrating the promise of DevOps.

40-50% of Azure machines are Linux. Microsoft is taking a strong agnostic stand on operating systems, which is good for the community and good from Microsoft. It's refreshing to see them being even handed with OSes.

To me the most informative subject Shawn covered was that Visual Studio Online and other tools are being rebranded as Azure DevOps

Here's the Workflow:

Azure Boards - takes the place of tfs
Azure Repos
Azure Pipelines
Azure Test Plans
Azure Artifacts

Shawn used a tool to zoom in during the demo from

We had a discussion towards the end of his talk about "Infrastructure as Code", meaning you can write code to write the descriptions of containers and them launch those containers, so it's all software.

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