DevOps Strategy Canvas – Accelerating Business Outcomes

The DevOps Strategy Canvas is a framework to help you maximise your business outcomes while addressing the needs of your DevOps journey. Despite wider adoption of DevOps in enterprises, DevOps strategy rarely gets discussed. Too often DevOps is considered a tooling topic relevant only to IT. The larger vision, business outcome etc. are rarely discussed. In my experience running DevOps engagements across large and small companies, I have come to conclusion that without a proper DevOps strategy, business outcomes would fall far from desired. The goal of this article is to provide enterprises, large and small, with a tool for creating a shared vision and unlocking the promise of DevOps. The tool I have created based on my 11 years of research and learning of DevOps in different roles and different regions. It's called DevOps Strategy Canvas - Accelerating Business Outcome (V1). I would keep on iterating the canvas based on feedback and learning ongoing. Image - DevOps Strategy Canvas by Sandeep...
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Developer Happiness

Developer Happiness

I’ve had the pleasure of hiring and building high performing software engineering teams over a decade for multiple companies. These teams delivered great products and great value to businesses. I admire these teams not because the results they had produced, but how they worked together throughout the journey. Over these years, I have learnt the key to build great software is developer happiness. When your developers are happy, the engagement levels go high which results into higher outcome. A happy developer is far more productive than one who is not. It requires conscious and continuous efforts to keep a developer happy and ultimately raise the productivity of team. It is essential to understand that building software is a collaborative process – you need enthusiasm, inspiration and motivation of the team to be successful. Developer happiness is usually a by-product of how you manage and lead your developers. In many ways, managing a developer is just like managing any other employee. However, developer...
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Happy 20th Anniversary of Visual Studio! VS 2017 has landed!

Happy 20th Anniversary of Visual Studio! VS 2017 has landed!

Happy 20th Anniversary of Visual Studio! If you missed anything from the launch, catch up on all the news, the keynote, and technical sessions on demand. Watch now! Download Visual Studio 2017 Develop high quality apps for Android, iOS, Linux, Windows, Web, and the Cloud. Enhancements to code navigation, IntelliSense, refactoring, code fixes, debugging, and unit testing, saves you time and effort on everyday tasks regardless of language or platform. Download now  #vs2017 #VS2000VsVS2017 #ChangeIsConstant ...
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Get started with Application Insights for FREE

Get started with Application Insights for FREE

Application Insights Gain actionable insights through application performance management and instant analytics Detect and diagnose exceptions and application performance issues Monitor Azure websites, including those hosted in containers, plus websites on-premises and with other cloud providers Seamlessly integrate with your DevOps pipeline using Visual Studio Team Services, GitHub, and our webhooks Get started from within Visual Studio, or monitor existing apps without re-deploying Start free Pricing Options Application Insights offers two pricing options, Basic and Enterprise. Basic plan: you pay based on the volume of telemetry your application sends, with a 1 GB free allowance per month. This free data allowance gives you a great way to try out Application Insights as you get started, and it also allows you to use Application Insights for free on an ongoing basis for debugging and for low-volume applications. Enterprise plan: you pay for the number of nodes that host your application, and you get a daily allowance of data per node. Additional data beyond the daily allowance is charged...
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Microsoft Tech Summit Singapore – 13 and 14th March 2017

Microsoft Tech Summit Singapore – 13 and 14th March 2017

Once a year, Microsoft’s top engineers hit the road to share their ideas about the latest cloud trends and technologies. On March 13-14, they’re coming to Singapore. It's a FREE event and everyone is welcome to join this, two-day technical summit.   Microsoft Tech Summit is geared towards IT professionals and developers. It features more than 50 technical sessions covering a range of topics across Azure and the hybrid platform, including security, networking, data, storage, identity, mobile, cloud infrastructure, management, devops, app platform, productivity, collaboration, and more.   This event will cover best practices and emerging technologies. And bring your questions: attendees have direct access to the people who build and run the cloud services across Azure, Office 365, and Windows 10. Space is limited at this free event, so you're encouraged to reserve your spot today. And of course, please share this invitation with colleagues who may be interested. Register now Microsoft Tech Summit Registration Team Email: microsofttechsummitreg@eventcore.com Event website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-sg/techsummit/singapore.aspx Customer Service Hours: Monday–Friday 9:00 AM–5:00 PM (PST)...
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Visualize your DevOps Pipeline

Visualize your DevOps Pipeline

XebiaLabs has releases new web tool for generating your DevOps pipeline. It's a very easy to use. All you need to do is to select your tools in the box, and generate a beautiful diagram of your DevOps pipeline   https://xebialabs.com/devops-diagram-generator/ --> The tools look as below, a great companion to map all your DevOps tools and see in one single view.  ...
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Periodic Table of DevOps Tools

Periodic Table of DevOps Tools

A great resource to find out DevOps tools and how they map to the delivery categories. Visit today: https://xebialabs.com/periodic-table-of-devops-tools/   [iframe src="https://xebialabs.com/periodic-table-of-devops-tools/embed/" style="border:0px #FFFFFF none;" name="Periodic Table of DevOps" scrolling="no" frameborder="1" marginheight="0px" marginwidth="0px" height="620px" width="1170px"]  ...
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Azure Bootcamp 2016 – Singapore

Azure Bootcamp 2016 – Singapore

Just a week away, Azure Bootcamp 2016 has been proving to be a milestone event in the history of Singapore for Microsoft technology communities. With over 423 registrations, the event is bound to see a great audience with some amazing speakers across APAC. There are few unique aspects of the event this year - all slides are going to be shared with all attendees, we have a great line up of goodies and prizes.     Key Links for your reference:   RSVP: http://www.meetup.com/mssgug/events/227791830/ Website: http://singapore.azurebootcamp.net/ Win10 Mobile/Desktop App: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/store/apps/azure-bootcamp   Still not convinced why you should attend? Take a look at this short video by none other than Scott Guthrie, Mark Russinovich and Scott Hunter talking about Global Azure Bootcamp Global Azure Bootcamp Channel9 !    ...
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ASP.NET vNext in Visual Studio “14” CTP 4

ASP.NET vNext in Visual Studio “14” CTP 4

.NET Web Development and Tool Blog have listed a great deal of details on ASP.NET vNext in Visual Studio "14" CTP 4. The blog post is focused on providing details of CTP4 release items which includes the ASP.NET vNext runtime and tooling improvements. Read the blog post at : http://blogs.msdn.com/b/webdev/archive/2014/10/06/asp-net-vnext-in-visual-studio-14-ctp-4.aspx  ...
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