Good Change in IT

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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#DevOps for #IT Pro Learning Resources

According to the recently released 2014 State of DevOps report by  Puppet Labs, DevOps practices improve IT performance. IT performance strongly correlates with well-known DevOps practices such as use of version control and continuous delivery. The longer an organization has implemented — and continues to improve upon — DevOps practices, the better it performs. And better IT performance correlates to

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DevOps in the Real World

Hear three people and company’s “real world” perspectives in the DevOps space in my interview at TechEd NorthAmerica.  I was even surprised to learn some things on how the Microsoft Azure operations team implements DevOps practices! You can download the video from the source or watch it below.

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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DevOps with Chef on Azure

Learn how you can use Chef to automate #DevOps deployments to Windows #Azure or other places in my interview with Ross Gardler who also happens to be the president of the Apache foundation.  You can also run Chef on top of Windows Servers, but true to his roots Ross demos Chef being deployed and configured on a Windows Azure VM

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