Speaker: Donovan Brown

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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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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