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ITIL and ITSM to DevOps Resources

Many Enterprises have been utilizing ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) and ITSM (IT Service Management) for a long time and some people question – with the DevOps movement is ITIL and ITSM still relevant? Is there a way to harmonize or modernize ITIL practices with DevOps practices? In this interview I did with Gene Kim, he answered some of these questions along

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A DevOps transformation with kCura using Azure and Chef

The question I often get asked is something along the lines of “How can our organization get started on a DevOps journey?”.  There are a number of different approaches you can make and every organization’s actual journey is going to look a little different.  Steven Murkowski and I were fortunate to meet up with a joint Microsoft Azure and Chef customer: kCura who was

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Ways to Provision Docker Host on Azure

There are tons of different ways you can provision a Docker host on Microsoft Azure and I’d like to cover 3 major buckets of ways to accomplish this with some insight around why you might choose this route. Clustering of Docker hosts introduces many other tools and additional complexity, so we’ll just assume a single Docker host to Azure to

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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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3 Considerations to not use Docker

With all the excitement and growth around containers and Docker you might wonder “why doesn’t everyone use it”?  There are numerous benefits to use Docker such as an easy and quick way to create portable development environments and apps, doing builds in seconds, and providing a higher density of apps per host. That being said, there are some considerations why

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Release Management inside Visual Studio Online

You might have easily missed that Microsoft announced Release Management is available in preview as a service attached to Visual Studio Online unless you attended the connect event last November.  This can make life much easier for some because no longer do you need to install, manage, and maintain the full Release Management software stack and can quickly start taking

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