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17 02, 2015

Azure is more than Infrastructure

By | 2015-02-17T09:16:06+00:00 February 17th, 2015|Azure, DevOps|0 Comments

As DevOps continues to grow in everyday practice, companies are faced with a number of new and old constraints that slow down the development cycle. Some of these constraints are operational reaction time, “safe to fail” development platforms, standardized automation, manual error-prone workflows and operational costs which closely match demand and true capacity. Working with [...]

13 01, 2015

DSC Authoring

By | 2015-01-13T13:00:05+00:00 January 13th, 2015|DevOps|0 Comments

From the last four posts in this series, I have explained the DSC foundation corner stone of the what, why, where and how. With a good foundation of the basic to work from, we now can go deeper into DSC authoring phases.  The authoring phase is the first part of a two-part phase.  The Pull [...]

6 01, 2015

Configuration Management and Desired State Configuration (DSC)

By | 2015-01-06T13:03:06+00:00 January 6th, 2015|DevOps, Release Management|0 Comments

In the last post, we talked about PowerShell and DSC at a technical level.  In this blog post, I wanted to cover the challenges and bottlenecks that I see within companies as the code enters the build, test and release process (BTR process). To be clear, I am not talking about the practices of how [...]

9 12, 2014

Desired State Configuration (DSC) foundational technologies

By | 2014-12-09T12:31:22+00:00 December 9th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Tools|0 Comments

In today’s PowerShell Powerbit, we are going to look at the Desired State Configuration (DSC) foundational technologies in more detail.  When learning anything new, like PowerShell or DSC, defining and understanding the foundational technologies and acronyms are essential. If you are still fuzzy on what DSC is still all about, I have found in one [...]

2 12, 2014

Install and setup for Azure and Desired State Configuration (DSC)

By | 2014-12-02T10:44:10+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Tools|0 Comments

In the last Powerbits post, I talked about the basics of PowerShell and how it’s the foundational building block for DSC.  In this post we will be covering the required installations for DSC and how to connect to Azure. I will be utilizing my MSDN subscription benefits to connect to Azure as my testing platform.  [...]

25 11, 2014

PowerShell and Desire State Configuration (DSC) – The Basics

By | 2014-11-25T10:13:24+00:00 November 25th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

With all the latest Microsoft releases it’s apparent that PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC) is at the core of build, releases, and configuration management. If you have not learned PowerShell, now is the time to get on board. DSC is a recent practice that was released in early 2013.  The DSC uses PowerShell’s core [...]

28 10, 2014

Automate Deployment and Management in Microsoft Azure

By | 2014-10-28T11:18:01+00:00 October 28th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure|0 Comments

Updated Post Notes: Oct 28, 2014 With the latest announcement from Tech Ed Europe, PowerShell and Desired State Configuration (DSC) has been highlighted for automation and Azure. Here are a few items release today from Scott Guthrie blog: Automation: General Availability of Azure Automation Service The PowerShell team has also released the DSC ResKit that [...]

27 08, 2014

The difference between Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

By | 2014-08-27T11:51:37+00:00 August 27th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Release Management|6 Comments

Over the past few years Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) have been a part of daily software vocabulary.  As we all work on implementing these practices into our Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) workflows, we have intertwined the definitions of CI and CD . This leads to confusion as to what areas within the ALM [...]

19 08, 2014

What is a Software Delivery Pipeline and why do you need it?

By | 2014-08-19T11:22:18+00:00 August 19th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Process|0 Comments

The build and release process is the backbone infrastructure of software development. While it may not be the coolest or hottest part of the software development process, it is a very necessary one. Why, you might ask? Software delivery is about reduction of risk and waste, ROI on new features, and flow of value to [...]

7 08, 2014

ALM Workflow in Azure and Visual Studio Online

By | 2014-08-07T16:49:03+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio ALM|0 Comments

ALM Workflow, from requirements to release, has a number of moving parts and challenges that teams need to develop and refine in order to achieve the level of software development and delivery maturity they desire. Let me first explain what I mean by an ALM Workflow. I am referring to the flow of information, work, [...]