Azure DevOps Launch Event

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Drinks on Arrival
Welcome and Introduction
Azure DevOps - Giles Davies
Pizza and Refreshments
Microsoft’s journey to DevOps - Giles Davies

Session 1: Azure DevOps
Visual Studio Team Services has been rebranded to Azure DevOps. This session will look at why it’s been renamed (again) and what the impact is beyond the branding, including feature and licence changes (spoiler; no bad news). We’ll also step through using Azure DevOps to create a release pipeline and take a look at the new Azure DevOps projects as the fastest and easiest way to create new pipelines.

Session 2: Microsoft’s journey to DevOps
Microsoft has transformed from deploying releases on lengthy release cycle of years to daily and weekly releases. This has been through the adoption of first Agile and then DevOps practices and this session will summarise some of the key learnings that Microsoft has taken from this journey across technology, organisation and processes.

Giles Davies helps customers with Application Development for Azure, in particular areas such as moving to Platform as a Service, Dev/Test, DevOps and implementing microservices with serverless and containers.



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