DevOps in the Enterprise

The role of IT in DevOps

DevOps Culture

Introducing DevOps is not about slapping a bunch of tools onto a broken process or firing all your...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 12/08/2017

Getting started with node.js and Azure Web Apps

Our teams are involved in working with partners and customers in many advanced Azure Services...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 12/14/2016

ChefConf 2016

My team and I have been reflecting on ChefConf 2016, which we attended last month in Austin, TX. The...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 08/30/2016

First Look: Docker for Azure Beta

A lot of new and exciting stuff was announced at DockerCon 2016 a couple of months ago, including...

Author: William Buchwalter MSFT Date: 08/16/2016

Docker Swarm with Linux and Windows

As soon as you need to run containers in any form more available or production-ready configuration,...

Author: DavidTesar Date: 06/30/2016

A Git Workflow for Continuous Delivery

This post is based on a talk Nathan Henderson (@nathos) and I (@wbuchw) gave a few weeks ago. Nathan...

Author: William Buchwalter MSFT Date: 06/21/2016

DevOps Dimensions

Over the past few years, my team and I have pondered and discussed deeply the question, what is...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 06/13/2016

The DevOps Factory

A few days ago Microsoft launched a new factory. Yes, you heard right, a factory. But it is not a...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 05/03/2016

VorlonJS - A Journey to DevOps: publish image in the Docker Hub using Visual Studio Team Services

If you have any question about this blog post series or DevOps, feel free to contact me directly on...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 05/02/2016

VorlonJS - A Journey to DevOps: Tests in production with Azure App Service

If you have any question about this blog post series or DevOps, feel free to contact me directly on...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 02/16/2016

DevOps FoMO? Get up to speed on culture and continuous delivery with the DevOps Fundamentals Series

DevOps has quickly risen to popularity as a culture shift that enables companies to achieve faster...

Author: Thiago Almeida [MSFT] Date: 02/12/2016

VorlonJS - A Journey to DevOps: Release Management with Visual Studio Team Services

If you have any question about this blog post series or DevOps, feel free to contact me directly on...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 02/03/2016

VorlonJS - A Journey to DevOps: Infrastructure as Code with Microsoft Azure and Resource Manager

If you have any question about this blog post series or DevOps, feel free to contact me directly on...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 01/27/2016

Chef Meetup at Microsoft Reactor

Microsoft and Chef have proven again and again, Chef and Azure go together extremely well. Case in...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 01/26/2016

VorlonJS - A Journey to DevOps: Continuous Integration using GitHub and Visual Studio Team Services

If you have any question about this blog post series or DevOps, feel free to contact me directly on...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 01/19/2016

VorlonJS - A Journey to DevOps: Project Planning and Management with Visual Studio Team Services

If you have any question about this blog post series or DevOps, feel free to contact me directly on...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 01/12/2016

VorlonJS - A Journey to DevOps: Introducing the blog post series

If you have any question about this blog post series or DevOps, feel free to contact me directly on...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 01/12/2016

Infrastructure as Code and Continuous Deployment of a Node.js + Azure DocumentDB Solution

Azure Resource Manager (ARM) templates can be used to declaratively describe the infrastructure...

Author: Thiago Almeida [MSFT] Date: 11/17/2015

DevOps Hackathon or How To Learn To Embrace Your Ops Team

Sounds impossible? Changing behavior is hard after all. And as psychology 101 tells us, we as...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 08/13/2015

A DevOps Hackathon Coming to Munich

Register now! There are two cross-platform DevOps Hackathon events available which last two days...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 05/04/2015

Microsoft Platform Strategy and Vision for DevOps

A little while back we did a market research study “Why DevOps Matters” with Saugatuck...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 04/21/2015

Microsoft DevOps News March 2015

Here is a summary of some of the key highlights for DevOps related content coming from Microsoft...

Author: DavidTesar Date: 04/02/2015

Must Attend DevOps Sessions at Ignite

After my initial post “The Ultimate And Totally Biased Ignite Session List For DevOps Aficionados” I...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/23/2015

Microsoft DevOps News February 2015

Here is a summary of some of the key highlights for DevOps related content coming from Microsoft...

Author: DavidTesar Date: 03/10/2015

DevOps Myths, Misconceptions, and Avoidances

DevOps definitions are plenty. Years back when I started looking into DevOps I came across this...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/09/2015

The Ultimate And Totally Biased Ignite Session List For DevOps Aficionados

DevOps people, here’s over 70 good reasons why you should attend Ignite in May. I need to...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/06/2015

What have you done to your CIO?

All this talk about DevOps and how it can give businesses the necessary edge and a fundamental...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/03/2015

Microsoft Azure Network Security

Security and network security in particular is at the center of everything. On-premises and...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 03/02/2015

DevOps Hackathon at Ignite

I know, I know. You’ve heard it over and over again by now. We’re having a big conference in May in...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 02/24/2015

More Top 10 DevOps Books for Operations

The May 2014 list got quite a bit of attention. The comment section contains additional...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 02/23/2015

DevOps – The Honeymoon Is Over

Monikers come and go, the practices will evolve It is very obvious that DevOps, I spare you my...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 02/19/2015

DevOps Learning Resources

Over the course of the last 12+ months different teams at Microsoft have put together a large number...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 02/17/2015

Microsoft DevOps News January 2015

Here is a summary of some of the key highlights for DevOps related content coming from Microsoft...

Author: DavidTesar Date: 02/06/2015

DevOps Learning Resources of 2014

Over at the IT Pro Guy blog David has pulled together very useful information on top learning...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 01/09/2015

Microsoft DevOps News from 2014

There have been tons of new products and tools announcements related to DevOps practices coming from...

Author: DavidTesar Date: 01/08/2015

The last 6 weeks have been very busy and a lot has happened in the meantime. A lot of change in the...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 12/12/2014

After about 18 hours of flights, missed connections and other unpleasant events with a well know...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/26/2014

We're already in week 42, can you believe it. End of next week a huge trek of MIcrosofties heads...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/18/2014

Broad Support for Docker in Windows Server and on Microsoft Azure announced

Today’s announcement of a deep collaborations between Docker Inc. and Microsoft is additional...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/15/2014

L as in Linux Love

TechEd 2014 in Barcelona starts in a couple of weeks. More than ever you will find Linux focused or...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/10/2014

Posting my favorites a day early – at least. Try to stay offline this Friday and get some work...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/09/2014

Starting this week I am going to share my top 10 or so links of the past week. All links will have a...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/09/2014

SDN or Software Defined Networking – Intro to What, Why, How

Software Defined This, Software Defined That. We live in a time where our world is largely defined...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/09/2014

#TalkDevOps at TechEd

“TechEd Europe is the Microsoft premier technology conference for IT Professionals and...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/07/2014

Culture Debt – Watch your Balance

Culture is a key term in the context of DevOps. And then it feels like it is sometimes one of the...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/06/2014

DevOps – Hot topic at TechEd 2014 in Barcelona

TechEd Barcelona (Twitter tag #TEE14) is upon us in a few weeks. People at Microsoft, speakers and...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 10/03/2014

Azure Resource Manager for DevOps and mere mortals

With Azure Resource Manager Microsoft introduced a new and more efficient way to better support...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 09/25/2014

CIO Guide - Eight Steps to Enterprise DevOps – Step 1

In a 2013 survey of the Katzenbach Center, 84% of the respondents said that culture was critical to...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 08/05/2014

Happy SysAdmin Day!

Cheers to those who serve our servers – on premises and in the cloud. IT professionals, it is that...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 07/24/2014

Microsoft Azure Web Sites - A platform for continuous deployment

Delivering software fast, furiously, and continuously are some of the great promises that come to...

Author: Volker Will MSFT Date: 07/07/2014

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