Speaker: Donovan Brown

Interview with Munil Shah (Safe Deployment)

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: […]

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App Service Domains

Matt Nielson joins Donovan Brown to show off a preview of App Service Domain, which gives you a first-class experience in the Azure portal to create and manage domains that will be hosted on Azure DNS for your Azure services such as Web Apps, Traffic Manager, Virtual Machines, and more. For more information, see: Announcing […]

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Using Kubernetes with Azure Container Instances

Brendan Burns joins Donovan Brown to discuss the use of Kubernetes with Azure Container Instances. The Azure Container Instances Connector for Kubernetes allows Kubernetes clusters to deploy Azure Container Instances, which enables on-demand and nearly instantaneous container compute, orchestrated by Kubernetes, without having VM infrastructure to manage and while still leveraging the portable Kubernetes API. […]

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Azure Container Instances

Sean McKenna joins Donovan Brown to talk about the newest service in Azure, Azure Container Instances. Azure Container Instances makes it possible to run Linux and Windows containers directly on Azure infrastructure, without setting up and managing VMs and without adopting a higher-level service. See how easy it is to create and manage containers with the […]

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Interview with Aaron Bjork (Consistency)

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 […]

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Introduction to the Bot Framework and why DevOps for it

In this session we give you an overview of the Microsoft Bot Framework for developers using two different bot examples, one in Node.js and one in C#. We then talk about DevOps and how it applies to any team developing any solution including bots. [00:47] What are Bots[03:08] What is the Microsoft Bot Framework[09:00] DEMO – I’m Hungry […]

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Using Spinnaker’s Release Pipeline for CD to Azure

Arun Chandrasekhar, Program Manager for Azure DevOps OSS, shows Donovan Brown how to continuously deploy containers using the Azure Spinnaker to Kubernetes QuickStart Template (aka.ms/azk8sdeploy).

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Using Espresso Tests

In this episode, Donovan Brown is joined by Adam Barlow, who shows how to use Espresso tests with Xamarin Test Cloud and Visual Studio Team Services. He shows how to leverage your existing Espresso tests with in your continuous integration build. For more information on the Xamarin Test Cloud, see the Test Cloud website.

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Host Spinnaker on Azure

Arun Chandrasekhar, Program Manager for Azure DevOps OSS, stops by Azure Friday to talk with Donovan Brown about Spinnaker, a continuous delivery platform from Netflix OSS. Arun shows how using Azure QuickStart template (aka.ms/azspinnaker) makes this quick and easy.

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New Delivery Plan Extension

In this episode, Donovan Brown is joined by Elliott Perry, who shows the new Delivery Plan extension in Visual Studio Team Services. He shows how to use the Delivery Plan and how we use it internally at Microsoft. For more information on the Delivery Plans, see the Delivery Plan extension.

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Continuous Integration with Jenkins Using Azure VM Agents

Arun Chandrasekhar, Program Manager for Azure DevOps OSS, returns to Azure Friday to talk with Donovan Brown about how to use Azure for CI with Jenkins. Arun talks about the new Azure VM Agents plugin (aka.ms/azjenkinsagents) his team has contributed so as to make this simple and scalable.

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Host Jenkins on Azure

Arun Chandrasekhar, Program Manager for Azure DevOps OSS, stops by Azure Friday to talk with Donovan Brown. They discuss how best to host Jenkins on Azure. Arun demos how using an Azure QuickStart template (aka.ms/azjenkins) makes this quick and easy.

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