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How we approach testing VSTS to enable continuous delivery

I like to write, from time to time about our experiences, successes, failures and learnings from delivering Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), a large scale service, on a cloud delivery cadence.  My most recent post reflected on how cool it is to be able to deliver customer fixes within a day or two.  And I've written many times about our ...

Let’s make some hay!

Spring is hay season and it puts a significant strain on my managing the balance between work and farm.  For the past several weeks, I've been stealing away every spare minute I can to cut, rake, bale and haul hay.  I've hayed about 75 acres and that yields one heck of a lot of hay.  I'm almost done - just a few dozen more rolls to move ...

What does an Agile/DevOps organization look like?

I want to share an experience that highlights why I am so proud of the organization I work in.  The experience is expressed in the form of an email thread that I had this week.  Times/timezones are a little whacky because there were 3 - the customer's, mine and the engineer's.  But the whole thread, from my perspective, started on Monday ...

TFS 2017 Update 2 RC1 is now available

Yesterday, we released the first release candidate for TFS 2017 Update 2 (TFS 2017.2).  This is a "go-live" release and is ready to be used in production environments.  We've already installed it on 2 of our ~50 production TFS servers and it's looking solid. If you look at the release notes, you'll see that Update 2 ...
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Team Services Update – June 1, 2017

Sheesh, it's another huge update this sprint.  I expected a bit of a lull after all the work we put out along with the Build conference but things don't seem  to be slowing down much (or at least they've picked back up with a vengeance).  Check out the release notes for details. There's so many exciting things in this sprint and I'll ...

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