I wanted to share this idea of using versioned code and unit tests to manage Office365 tenant configuration between environments. So I did a talk about it at the annual WinOps conference in London. Slides so-i-devsecopsed-office-365
Great talk on enabling developers to make use of DevTest labs on Azure https://channel9.msdn.com/events/Visual-Studio/Alm-Days-2016/Needs-when-running-your-DevTest-Infrastructure-on-Azure https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/devtestlab http://ClemensReijnen.nl http://www.uk.sogeti.com/services/microsoft-services/oneshare-cloud-based-development-and-testing/
@SadServer at PuppetConf2015 provides a rather depressing view of the state of IT as a combination of crappy software with more crappy software to manage and monitor the crappy software. But there’s a ray of hope! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBwW2vTKVy4
WinOps conference videos have been released: Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCP1OgsLk-HkEdQyhjJX_5JQ Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/WinOpsConf Future Meetups: http://www.meetup.com/WinOps/ Watch the keynote for a “state of the industry” regarding DevOps on Windows. Keynote part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wlJo4BLtXyI Keynote part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQZYS5gu6CQ
Terraform is a tool by Hashicorp (who do Vagrant, Packer and other ops tools). You maintain a single configuration file and it trues up your environment, creating and deleting machines, to match the configuration file. Their products are coming together into a cohesive suite. The first part describes the Terraform product. At 30 mins there’s a description of “DevOps” (that cuts through much of the BS). Basically: Developers care about:
Ahead of the WinOps conference later this month, here’s a short presentation about DevOps on any OS (and DevOps in general) by Steve Thair from consultancy The Dev Ops Guys. https://blog.dataloop.io/2015/03/31/doxlon-devops-exchange-mar-15-devops-for-windows-an-oxymoron/ http://www.meetup.com/DevOps-Exchange-London/
The WinOps conference will take place 22 September 2015 in London. The agenda is now up at http://winops.org/. What, you though DevOps was only for Linux?
Came across this amazing body of work. These guys (a group of System Centre consultants) spent 100 days on automation tools across Windows and Linux and also AWS and Azure cloud services. PowerShell DSC – from Basic to Advanced Cross-Platform Management and DevOps with DSC and Chef Package Deployment Azure PaaS (Cloud Services, Websites and SQL) for IT Pros Source Control and Unit Testing Integration and Automation for IT Pros (TFS, VSO and GIT) System Center and DevOps Amazon EC2 and PowerShell Well written, concise, high level overviews to wet your appetite.
Our development team have adopted the AGILE project management methodology. Along with new continuous testing tools they’re able to implement changes much more quickly now. They’re now finding the next barrier to agility is us, the IT operations department (the ops in DevOps). We can’t rollout software as fast as they release is. Ideally IT Operations would be able to deploy their changes within a single AGILE sprint cycle (the dev cycle).