Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2019.02.22

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Here in England, we’ve got some lovely spring-like weather coming for the weekend. I can’t wait to put the computer away, get the grill out and enjoy the sunshine. But before I unplug, I wanted to share with you some of the great articles that I found this week around DevOps.

Archie: Easy cross-compilation for busy developers
It’s not much of a secret that I want more builds on more platforms for my software because I want as much validation as I can get for every pull request and every change. I don’t know, but I suspect that Jay Rodgers shares this thinking, because he’s busy making cross-compilation easier for Azure Pipelines.

Using the Basic Process Template in Azure DevOps to make support management easier
The new Basic Process Template is one of my favorite new additions to Azure DevOps – it’s just so simple that it’s perfect for so many simple projects where even Agile or Scrum have too much ceremony. Matteo Emili introduces the new Basic Process and how you can use it for your Lean projects.

Azure DevOps Podcast: DevOps Capabilities in Azure
Jeffrey Palermo is joined by Scott Hunter, the Director of Program Management of .NET at Microsoft. They discuss the differences between .NET Core and .NET Framework, what’s happening in .NET Core 3.0 and how everything fits in to .NET DevOps on Azure.

Managing projects in a modern world
Last week, Mike Neill dropped a blog post with an intriguing screenshot of his project dashboard, and a lot of people took note. He’s back with a series of blog posts that show you how to get visibility into your projects using Azure DevOps and discuss across the team using Microsoft Teams.

Continuous Delivery and DevOps with Azure DevOps: The Big Picture
Marcel de Vries just launched some great video training on Pluralsight, giving a complete introduction to DevOps and Continuous Delivery practices with Azure DevOps. If you’re wanting to implement CD and DevOps within your organization, this is a great piece of training to have in your arsenal.

As always, if you’ve written an article about Azure DevOps or find some great content about DevOps on Azure then let me know! I’m @ethomson on Twitter.

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Edward Thomson

Principal Program Manager, Azure DevOps

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