Speaker: Donovan Brown

Visually build pipelines for Azure Data Factory V2

Gaurav Malhotra shows Donovan Brown how you can now visually build pipelines for Azure Data Factory V2 and be more productive by getting pipelines up & running quickly without writing any code. For more information, see: ADF v2: Visual Tools enabled in public preview (blog) Azure Data Factory V2 Preview Documentation (docs) Follow @donovanbrown Follow […]

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Remote debug Azure Functions written in Java using VS Code

Xiaokai He shows Donovan Brown how to quickly develop and deploy serverless functions to Azure, then go inside the black box and debug functions locally, as well as remotely in the cloud. For more information, see: Serverless Java Apps with VS Code (docs) Azure Functions Java developer guide (docs) Azure Functions (overview) Follow @donovanbrown Follow @AzureFriday 

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Interview with Aaron Bjork (Release Notes)

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 […]

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Interview with Munil Shah (Quality)

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

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Interview with Munil Shah (Safe Deployment Questions Answered)

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

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Azure Analysis Services: Desktop PowerBI to the Cloud

The new web modeling experience for Azure Analysis Service can supersize the models that you have built for Power BI. In this episode, Josh Caplan will show how you can take data models that were built inside the Power BI desktop and easily convert them to Azure Analysis Services models. You can then use all […]

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Azure Analysis Services Visual Model Editor

Azure Analysis Services makes it easier to build semantic models with the introduction of its new web modeling experience. In this episode, Josh Caplan will show you just how easy it is to use this experience to create a rich semantic model on top of data stored in Azure SQL Data Warehouse. Learn how to […]

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Azure Batch Rendering Service

Dave Fellows joins Donovan Brown to chat about a new service called Azure Batch Rendering, which is built on the Azure Batch service to provide capabilities for rendering 3D graphics for film and other visual media projects. The service provides pay-per-use licensing of the commercial applications commonly used in this field.   For more information, see:  Azure […]

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Azure Container Registry Geo-replication

Steve Lasker joins Donovan Brown to explain Azure Container Registry (ACR) Geo-replication. With ACR, you can now manage your global Azure footprint as one resource, enabling network-close deployments of your Docker containers. With regionalized WebHooks, you can deploy regions as your images arrive. For more information, see: Azure Container Registry (overview) Geo-replication in Azure Container […]

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VSTS Work Item Rules

In this episode, Donovan is joined by Charles Taylor, to show the Visual Studio Team Services Work Item Rules. Using these rules, you can customize the behavior of your work items in VSTS.

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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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