Sessions

How Windows, Windows Store, Xbox and Surface streamlined their planning process and centralized on VSTS

4 weeks ago
In this video Donovan Brown interviews Jill Campbell, Group Program Manager who works in the Windows and Devices Group (WDG), Engineering Systems team, overseeing the process and tools Windows uses to plan work across tens of thousands of employees and an extensive portfolio of products including Xbox, Surface, Windows Store and of course the Windows […]

Interview with Aaron Bjork (Release Notes)

3 months ago
In this interview, Principal DevOps Manager Donovan Brown interviews Principal Group Program Manager Aaron Bjork about how the release notes for VSTS are generated for each release. [00:50] Set the stage[01:15] Release Notes Page[02:14] How are they created[02:40] DoD[03:12] Not everything requires release notes[03:53] Feature Flags![04:40] Release notes in action[05:04] Delivery Plans[06:19] When do we […]

Interview with Munil Shah (Quality)

4 months ago
In this interview, Director of Engineering Munil Shah returns to share insights on how our quality practices had to change to support of Visual Studio Team Services. [00:43] Quality in the Cloud cadence[02:00] Types of tests[03:59] New Approach[05:37] Shift Left[07:09] Combined Engineering [13:30] Quality Vision[21:27] Pull Request[24:54] Advice for others[28:39] Rolling CI Pipeline

Interview with Munil Shah (Safe Deployment Questions Answered)

4 months ago
In this interview, Director of Engineering Munil Shah returns to answer the questions asked about Safe Deployment of Visual Studio Team Services. [00:32] Deployment Rings[05:39] RM Deployment Definition[08:30] Ring 4a[11:35] Branching / CI[14:14] Hot Fixes[16:54] Cherrypicking changes[17:46] We never delete branches[20:10] Deployment frequency Blog: DonovanBrown.comFollow @DonovanBrown Follow @munilsh

Interview with Edward Thomson (Git in VSTS)

5 months ago
In this interview, recorded live from Ignite 2017, Senior Cloud Developer Advocate Damian Brady interviews Senior Program Manager Edward Thomson about Git in Visual Studio Team Services. [00:19] Source control options in VSTS and TFS[02:20] Microsoft Engineering’s move to VSTS and Git[03:52] Managing Git at scale – GVFS[06:05] Accessing a Git repository in VSTS Blog: Damovisa.meFollow @damovisa Follow @ethomson

Interview with Munil Shah (Safe Deployment)

8 months ago
In this interview, Principal DevOps Manager Donovan Brown interviews Director of Engineering Munil Shah about Safe Deployment of Visual Studio Team Services. [00:40] Scale Units[03:54] Safe Deployment Practices[04:28] Rings[09:20] Performance Testing[10:24] Go Big Environment[12:40] Feature Flags & Stages[15:45] Preview Flag[19:25] Testing[24:29] DB or Binaries who goes first[27:52] DB Schema Management[32:35] API Versions[18:50] Feature Flags! Blog: […]

Interview with Aaron Bjork (Consistency)

9 months ago
In this interview, Principal DevOps Manager Donovan Brown interviews Principal Group Program Manager Aaron Bjork about UI and Architectural consistency across 50 feature teams and Feature Flags. [00:40] How many feature teams do we have[01:05] UI Consistency[03:12] Nominated Owners[04:10] Central Design Team[05:25] Do UI changes require approval[06:14] Just do the right thing[07:47] Sharing people on […]
Interview with Damian Brady

Interview with Damian Brady

1 year ago
In this interview, Senior DevOps Program Manager Donovan Brown interviews Damian Brady about DevOps and Octopus Deploy. You can download the Octopus Deploy Build and Release Task here. Blog: DonovanBrown.comFollow @DonovanBrown  Follow @damovisa

Interview with Thomas Dohmke

2 years ago
In this interview, Senior DevOps Program Manager Donovan Brown interviews Principal PM Manager Thomas Dohmke about Mobile DevOps. You can download the Test Recorder for Visual Studio here. developer.xamarin.com/guides/testcloud/testrecorder/visual-studio/ Blog: DonovanBrown.comFollow @DonovanBrown  Follow @ashtom
Interview with Gopinath Chigakkagari

Interview with Gopinath Chigakkagari

2 years ago
In this interview, Senior DevOps Program Manager Donovan Brown interviews Principal PM Manager Gopinath Chigakkagari about Testing. Blog: DonovanBrown.comFollow @DonovanBrown  Follow @gopinach
Interview with Aaron Bjork

Interview with Aaron Bjork

2 years ago
In this interview, Senior DevOps Program Manager Donovan Brown interviews Group Program Manager Aaron Bjork about Agile Planning and Feature Flags. Blog: DonovanBrown.comFollow @DonovanBrown Follow @aaronbjork
Interview with Sam Guckenheimer

Interview with Sam Guckenheimer

2 years ago
In this interview, Senior DevOps Program Manager Donovan Brown interviews Partner PM Manager Sam Guckenheimer about Rugged DevOps and DevOps Anti-patterns. Blog: DonovanBrown.comFollow @DonovanBrown Follow @SamGuckenheimer