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DevOps

Take the Microsoft DevOps Self-Assessment

Become a High-Performer with DevOps. High performers have multidisciplinary feature crews who pull from a common product-backlog, minimize work in process, and deliver work ready to deploy live at the end of each sprint.   Take this short Microsoft DevOps self-assessment to get tailored recommendations on how to improve your organizations ability to develop and deliver value to customers, pivot when necessary and beat competitors to market. Use the results of your self-assessment to optimize your…

What is DevOps and Why Is It Important?

I’m sure there are hundreds of posts out there trying to define DevOps. What is DevOps, and why is it important? Here are my two cents: If you subscribe to the Lean software development way of thinking, you think about a pipeline of value that results in working software.  For example this might be:   Analysis -> Dev -> Test -> Deploy -> Monitor   As with any pipeline, there is likely a bottleneck somewhere…

Streamline Your Testing with Visual Studio Testing Tools

This video is an overview of the Microsoft Visual Studio ALM (Application Lifecycle Management) testing tools, including how to use Microsoft Test & Lab Manager to manage your testing and how to use test automation to automate your UI testing. The use of Test Lab will be discussed as a means of automating the creation of virtual (VM) environments for testing purposes. Deploying to VM environments during build will be demonstrated and facilitate a robust…