Top Stories from the Microsoft DevOps Community – 2019.11.01

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Hope Halloween didn’t bring any scary production issues for you this year – but did your pumpkin’s monitor the status of your builds? As we launch into November we have a busy few weeks ahead with lots of opportunities to catch up with folks from the team at the Microsoft Ignite Conference and then QCon as well as GitHub Universe the following week. But don’t worry if you are not able to make it to Orlando or San Francisco, we put a quick video together showing some of the people in the Azure DevOps engineering team talking about what DevOps means to them. But the people behind Azure DevOps are much greater than the people working on the engineering team, our amazing community continue to ship fantastic integrations and advice every week. Here are some highlights from this week:

The Azure Readiness Checklist

Andrew from DevOpsGroup has shared his incredibly comprehensive list of what he uses and considers when engaging with clients on a new cloud project. This is a pretty exhaustive list and while you won’t need everything, going through the checklist is a great way to make sure you are explicitly excluding something for a reason (other than not knowing about it!). Andrew is taking contributions to the checklist so if you see something missing let him know.

CVE-2019-1306 Write-up from Mikhail Shcherbakov

If you’ve been following along with our latest security patches you’ll have seen details about a couple of important issues that we fixed in the latest update. But have you ever wondered about the hard work that goes into discovering these. Thankfully the awesome security researcher Mikhail Shcherbakov has posted a write-up of this vulnerability over at the Zero Day Initiative. It’s worth a read to see the fantastic work that he carried out to identify and responsibly disclose the vulnerability – thanks Mikhail!

Robot Framework GUI Testing with Azure DevOps

DevOps Testing Expert Anaïs van Asselt, from Capgemini, teaches us about running the popular Python based Robot Framework for GUI tests using Azure Pipelines. Anaïs has been doing a series of posts around this space so definitely a person to keep your eye on if this space is interesting to you.

Azure DevOps with Fortify on Demand

Fortify is a popular tool with many of our customers as it helps with end-to-end application security and testing security across the lifecycle. In this short video the Fortify on Demand team take you through how to set up Fortify on Demand with Azure DevOps and what that integration looks like in use.

What is Azure DevOps? | A DevOpsGroup Tutorial

And finally, if you are trying to share awareness of Azure DevOps inside your team or encourage folks to upgrade from older versions of TFS, the team from DevOpsGroup have put together a nicely animated 2 minute quick explainer about what Azure DevOps is that you can send along to your colleagues.

If you’ve written an article about Azure DevOps or find some great content about DevOps on Azure, please share it with the #AzureDevOps hashtag on Twitter!

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Martin Woodward

Principal Group Program Manager, Azure DevOps

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