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Continuous Delivery to Kubernetes

Continuous Deployment is relatively easy, but continuous delivery – that’s much harder since it involves many DevOps practices working together.  In this GitHub readme, I created an end-to-end walkthrough of one way to enable continuous delivery of a containerized application utilizing Azure Container Service (ACS) and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS).  This post covers primarily CI, CD, and RM, but

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How to enable DevOps Practices with PartsUnlimited Apps

There are countless ways to enable DevOps practices, especially when you weave in the wide variety of tools and platforms available. We wanted to give people practical step-by-step examples of how to enable those DevOps practices using the foundation of Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio Team Services so we built content around two new Parts Unlimited sample applications. Parts Unlimited is an

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How Microsoft does Agile + DevOps Resources

I’ve spent a bit of time over the past ~9 months learning how various teams inside of Microsoft implement DevOps and agile practices and as of recently Microsoft has pushed a number of public content items disclosing more of how they operate.  These pieces of content are spread across a number of locations, so I thought I’d use this post

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Microsoft App Performance Monitoring

Microsoft has been doing application performance monitoring 3+ years with System Center Operations Manager and APM as a service since the November 2013 launch of Application Insights .  Recently there have been some significant changes and enhancements to APM inside of Application Insights which I covered in this interview with the Microsoft program manager Rahul Bagaria.  I would consider APM as

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Microsoft Cloud Based Availability Monitoring

Check out Application Insights in this demo-heavy interview with Vlad.  Pretty cool to see how anyone can go from zero infrastructure to creating a trial in minutes and then a couple minutes later start to see cloud based availability data on their application… and for free.  Some people say it is a developer tool and I can understand why it

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Automatically Encrypt content using Windows Azure AD

In this demo-heavy interview on the new Microsoft Rights Management services, see how you are able to automatically protect / encrypt documents with IRM utilizing the identities that you have synced or created in Windows Azure AD.  The coolest thing IMO is that we now have client cross-platform support (iOS, Android, Mac OS) for encryption/decryption and you can still easily

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