Edward Thomson

Principal Program Manager, Azure DevOps

Edward Thomson is a Program Manager for Azure DevOps, where he ensures that customers are successful with Git, CI/CD and DevOps concepts. Before becoming a Program Manager, he was a Software Engineer at GitHub and Microsoft working on Git tools.

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Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2019.06.21

I'm at NDC Oslo and it's summer solstice. So today's the longest day of the year, and up here that makes for a really long day. But that's good news for me, it gives me more time to catch up on the amazing articles that the Microsoft DevOps community is writing. Check them out - and if you're also at NDC Oslo this week, be sure to say hi! ...

Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2019.06.14

I'm back home this week in England - and after week in sunny Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina (and before that, a week in even sunnier New Orleans), the cold rain has me stuck inside in the office. But it's not all bad, as that gives me an opportunity to catch up on some of the great articles written by the Azure DevOps community: Global DevOps...

Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2019.05.31

I'm on vacation this week, so I've been eating fatty foods and drinking tasty beverages instead of looking after the fine features of Azure DevOps. But, of course, the DevOps community isn't on vacation, so here's some of the great news and stories that they've been working on this week. Containerised CI/CD pipelines with Azure DevOps If you'...

Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2019.05.24

This week I'm lucky to be in Berlin at GitHub Satellite, where I got to see some of the amazing announcements from our friends over at GitHub and talk to GitHub users about Azure Pipelines. And now that it's Friday, I'm getting caught up on the Azure DevOps news as well. From one release per quarter to 30 times a day This great session that ...

Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2019.05.17

The weekend's nearly here, so it's almost time to relax. Don't tell your boss that I suggested it, but maybe you should knock off a little early and catch up on the DevOps news. Lucky for me, I'm not in the office next week: I'll be at Techorama Belgium and GitHub Satellite. Be sure to stop by and say hi if you're there, too! Configuring ...

Top Stories from Microsoft Build – 2019.05.10

Whew, what a week! Microsoft Build 2019 has come and gone, and what an amazing conference it was. There were so many great announcements for Microsoft products, and for Azure and DevOps in particular. I absolutely cannot wait to get home and start playing with the new features. (And I hope you're excited, too!) And a very special thanks to ...

Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2019.05.03

It's Friday - which means that Microsoft Build 2019 starts Monday! I'm literally writing this on my way to the airport and I couldn't be more excited to be able to talk to so many passionate, creative developers next week. If you're there, please stop by the Azure DevOps booth on the expo floor to say hi, and be sure to check out all the ...

Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2019.04.26

Whew, it's been a busy week! The team is getting ready for the Microsoft Build 2019 conference, in just two weeks! We can't wait to show you what we've been working on, so if you're there, be sure to stop by the Azure DevOps breakout sessions and at our booth to chat with us! But what's going on this week? Here's what the community has to say...

Pull Requests with Rebase

We're excited to roll out another way to integrate your pull requests in Azure Repos. Arriving in the Sprint 150 update is an option to rebase your pull request into the target branch. This lets you keep a linear commit history in your master branch, which many people think is an elegant way to visualize history. Like tabs vs spaces, the way...

Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2019.04.19

It's a gorgeous long weekend here in England - it's warm and the sun is shining, two things that don't happen here all the time. I'm heading outside to enjoy it, and I hope you've got some nice weather, too. But if you're stuck with the dreary end of winter, then I'll leave you with some great articles from the community to keep you busy. ...