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Knightmare: A DevOps Cautionary Tale

I was speaking at a conference last year on the topics of DevOps, Configuration as Code, and Continuous Delivery and used the following story to demonstrate the importance making deployments fully automated and repeatable as part of a DevOps/Continuous Delivery initiative. 1,432 more words

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Configuring on-premises Build server for Visual Studio Online

In this post I am going to walk you through installing TFS 2013 build services on a local (on-premises) server and connecting it to your Visual Studio Online account. 581 more words


DevOps and ITIL: Continuous Delivery doesn’t stop at software

DevOps. The next saviour of the world. A combination of agile delivery and super-effective provisioning scripts with a sprinkling of software-defined (virtual) infrastructure.

Whilst ITIL v3 and 2011 seem (on the surface at least) to support a waterfall approach, it’s imperative to step back and think for a second. 823 more words

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Application Insights Training

Over the past few months I have been very impressed with the Application Insights feature in Visual Studio Online. I was so impressed I have presented talks to three user groups in Australia all about the feature to share my enthusiasm with the local community. 136 more words


Lawrence Mandel Joins Mozilla Release Management

I’m excited to share that I am stepping into a new role with Mozilla as manager of the Release Management team. Below is an e-mail that my friend and manager Sheila Mooney sent to Mozilla employees last week announcing this change. 170 more words


Does your organization experience some decision-making authority conflicts?

Do you know why? Redundancies in responsibility and decision-making bodies are often observed in IT organizations which have implemented various frameworks such as ITIL, CMMI, PMBOK, Prince 2, etc. 55 more words