DevOps Interviews (Audio) - Channel 9

DevOps Interviews (Audio) - Channel 9
By Microsoft
About this podcast
This is a series of interviews with thought leaders in DevOps with Donovan Brown. Donovan Brown is a DevOps Program Manager with Microsoft. Twitter: @DonovanBrown
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Jan. 9, 2018
In this interview, Principal DevOps Manager Donovan Brown interviews Principal Group Program Manager Aaron Bjork about how the release notes for VSTS are generated for each release.[00:50] Set the stage[01:15] Release Notes Page[02:14] How are they created[02:40] DoD[03:12] Not everything requires release notes[03:53] Feature Flags![04:40] Release notes in action[05:04] Delivery Plans[06:19] When do we set the flag?[06:52] When should you write the release notes?[08:45] How do you find all the release notes?[09:35] Sprint mails[11:20] The query of items needing release notes[12:10] Bringing it all together with Markdown[13:42] Pull requests[15:45] Keys to making it workBlog: DonovanBrown.comFollow @DonovanBrown Follow @aaronbjork
Dec. 14, 2017
In this interview, Director of Engineering Munil Shah returns to share insights on how our quality practices had to change to support of Visual Studio Team Services.[00:43] Quality in the Cloud cadence[02:00] Types of tests[03:59] New Approach[05:37] Shift Left[07:09] Combined Engineering [13:30] Quality Vision[21:27] Pull Request[24:54] Advice for others[28:39] Rolling CI Pipeline
Dec. 6, 2017
In this interview, Director of Engineering Munil Shah returns to answer the questions asked about Safe Deployment of Visual Studio Team Services.[00:32] Deployment Rings[05:39] RM Deployment Definition[08:30] Ring 4a[11:35] Branching / CI[14:14] Hot Fixes[16:54] Cherrypicking changes[17:46] We never delete branches[20:10] Deployment frequencyBlog: DonovanBrown.comFollow @DonovanBrown Follow @munilsh
Nov. 22, 2017
In this interview, recorded live from Ignite 2017, Senior Cloud Developer Advocate Damian Brady interviews Senior Program Manager Edward Thomson about Git in Visual Studio Team Services.[00:19] Source control options in VSTS and TFS[02:20] Microsoft Engineering's move to VSTS and Git[03:52] Managing Git at scale - GVFS[06:05] Accessing a Git repository in VSTSBlog: Damovisa.meFollow @damovisa Follow @ethomson
Aug. 18, 2017
In this interview, Principal DevOps Manager Donovan Brown interviews Director of Engineering Munil Shah about Safe Deployment of Visual Studio Team Services. [00:40] Scale Units[03:54] Safe Deployment Practices[04:28] Rings[09:20] Performance Testing[10:24] Go Big Environment[12:40] Feature Flags & Stages[15:45] Preview Flag[19:25] Testing[24:29] DB or Binaries who goes first[27:52] DB Schema Management[32:35] API Versions[18:50] Feature Flags! Blog: DonovanBrown.comFollow @DonovanBrown Follow @munilsh
July 30, 2017
In this interview, Principal DevOps Manager Donovan Brown interviews Principal Group Program Manager Aaron Bjork about UI and Architectural consistency across 50 feature teams and Feature Flags.[00:40] How many feature teams do we have[01:05] UI Consistency[03:12] Nominated Owners[04:10] Central Design Team[05:25] Do UI changes require approval[06:14] Just do the right thing[07:47] Sharing people on Scrum teams[09:35] Flighting features[14:27] Architecture Consistency[16:44] Verticals[18:00] Aligned Autonomy[18:50] Feature Flags![22:53] At what layer do I apply the flag[25:25] Agile TransformationBlog: DonovanBrown.comFollow @DonovanBrown Follow @aaronbjork
Nov. 24, 2016
In this interview, Senior DevOps Program Manager Donovan Brown interviews Damian Brady about DevOps and Octopus Deploy.You can download the Octopus Deploy Build and Release Task here.Blog: DonovanBrown.comFollow @DonovanBrown Follow @damovisa
Oct. 14, 2016
In this interview, Senior DevOps Program Manager Donovan Brown interviews Principal PM Manager Thomas Dohmke about Mobile DevOps.You can download the Test Recorder for Visual Studio here.https://developer.xamarin.com/guides/testcloud/testrecorder/visual-studio/Blog: DonovanBrown.comFollow @DonovanBrown Follow @ashtom
Aug. 11, 2016
In this interview, Senior DevOps Program Manager Donovan Brown interviews Principal PM Manager Gopinath Chigakkagari about Testing.Blog: DonovanBrown.comFollow @DonovanBrown Follow @gopinach
June 28, 2016
In this interview, Senior DevOps Program Manager Donovan Brown interviews Group Program Manager Aaron Bjork about Agile Planning and Feature Flags.[00:40] Why 3 weeks sprints[05:30] Customer Feedback[06:42] How do you plan[15:45] What is DevOps[17:12] How do Agile and DevOps relate[24:40] Why have sprints if we want to constantly ship[28:47] How do you do sprint Demos[29:34] Should teams be co-located[30:49] What is coming[32:40] Can you be good at DevOps without being good a Agile[33:28] How large are features[35:35] What are feature flagsBlog: DonovanBrown.comFollow @DonovanBrown Follow @aaronbjork