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What is your Agile?

In this post, Senior Application Manager, AJ Weaver talks about the many interpretations of Agile.First, let me start by saying that when I am talking about Scrum, I am not necessarily talking about Agile. All Scrum is Agile but not all Agile is Scrum. As you can see below, Scrum is just one cornerstone of Agile. The term is misused and abused...

DevOps Stories –Jon Cwiak, Humana

App Dev Manager Dave Harrison talks with Jon Cwiak, Enterprise Cloud Platform Architect at Humana, about the adoption of DevOps.The following content is shared from an interview with Jon Cwiak, Enterprise Cloud Platform Architect at Humana. What we loved about talking with Jon was his candor – he’s very honest and upfront that the story of...

Fast Start: Infrastructure as Code Using Azure DevTestLabs

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Derrick Cawthon teaches you how to get started with Infrastructure as Code quickly and easily using Azure DevTestLabs and VSTS. He shows how simple it is to use these two technologies to be able to deploy on-demand.A lot of folks understand that Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is a great idea and an ...

Safe On-Premises Releases Using VSTS

Read on to learn how Premier Developer Consultant Ilias Jennane addresses the idea of safe releases and incremental feature rollout for on-premises releases using Visual Studio Team Services.I have recently interacted with many customers that were clearly under the impression that they should only consider DevOps practices if they are doing ...

Create Your First CI Pipeline in 10 Minutes or Less

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Derrick Cawthon shares how to quickly create a continuous integration pipeline in VSTS, so teams can start pursuing their DevOps journeys.During your DevOps journey typically the first item you will want to do (after establishing a good process for the team) is setup a Continuous Integration (CI) ...

DevOps for VMs with VSTS and Octopus Deploy

In this post, Premier Developer Consultant Jafar Jaffery shares insight into how to deploy web applications to virtual machines using Visual Studio Team Services and Octopus Deploy. You can use Octopus Deploy in conjunction with VSTS to deploy both on-premises or in the cloud in a repeatable and reliable way. Problem Statement The ...

Automating Releases to Separate Azure Resource Groups using both TFS and VSTS

This post is written collaboratively by Premier Developer Consultants Ilias Jennane and Daisy Chaussee along with App Dev Manager Wyn Lewis-Bevan. Read on to learn how to build a solution in TFS, release it in VSTS, and automate the deployments to separate Azure Resource Groups. Business Case: One of our customers recently challenged us ...

Getting Started with DevOps and Continuous Delivery of Value

In this post, Application Development Manager Wesam Darwish highlights some important information to help customers learn and adopt DevOps. DevOps: a buzz word, or an exciting transformation journey? As organizations strive to deliver value to their end users faster, improve quality and availability, optimize costs, and deliver ...

DevOps and Appification

In the following post, Premier Developer Consultant Ron Vincent explains how adopting DevOps principles can help organizations be more productive and aid in maintaining many apps.These days the typical enterprise organization has dozens and even hundreds of apps that it creates and maintains. In this article we’ll discuss how we can apply ...