Are you enthused by the all news at Build 2017?
Do you want to find out more about VSTS, DevOps and Continuous Delivery?
Well why not take the chance to join us on June 17th at Black Marble, or one of the over 25 other venues around the world for the first Global DevOps Bootcamp?
The Global DevOps Bootcamp is a free one-day event hosted by local passionate DevOps communities around the globe. Find your local venue on the Global DevOps Bootcamp website or search for Global DevOps Bootcamp on EventBrite
Learn about the latest DevOps trends, ‘get your hands dirty during the Hackaton’, gain insights in new technologies and share experiences with other community members. All based around the concept of "From Server to Serverless in a DevOps world". The Global DevOps Bootcamp is all about DevOps on the Microsoft Stack
Remember, places are limited at all venues so make sure you get your name down soon to avoid disappointment
There are still spaces available at the Black Marble hosted venue for the Global DevOps Bootcamp on the 17th of June
If you are interested register here
Do you find your TFS server gets forgotten?
- It is not owned by the IT department and the Development team don’t have the time to support it fully, it never gets patched or upgrades?
- Or maybe you are adopting a cloud first strategy for all you systems?
Well maybe it is time to consider moving your on-premises TFS instance to VSTS?
On the 9th of May at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Leeds I will be presenting at a Black Marble /Microsoft event where we will be looking at Microsoft’s new high fidelity VSTS database import tools that can be used to move a TFS instance to VSTS.
I will also be considering the pros and cons of the other migration options available to you. Hopefully making this a very useful session if you are considering a move to VSTS from TFS or any other source control ALM solution.
Hope to see you there, to register click here
I m really pleased to say that we at Black Marble are hosting a Yorkshire venue for the upcoming Global DevOps Bootcamp, to quote the main bootcamp site…
“Global DevOps Bootcamp is a global event that will be held on Saturday June 17th and is all about DevOps on the Microsoft Stack. Centrally organized by Xpirit and Solidify and offered to you by Black Marble. During this 1-day event we will join (Microsoft) DevOps communities all around the world to talk, learn and play with DevOps concepts.
Goals of the GlobalDevOpsBootcamp:
* DevOps in general
* Insights into where we are heading when it comes to DevOps and new technologies
* Get people's hands dirty and let them play with all the good Microsoft DevOps stuff
This year’s theme will be "From server to serverless in a DevOps world".
We will kick off with an introduction of no one less than Donovan Brown, followed by a keynote from the local partner about where we are heading with DevOps.
After that it’s time to get your hands dirty! Competing in groups you will transform an existing “traditional” application into a fully-fledged, containerized or Serverless application. Naturally you need to take care of all the DevOps practices like monitoring, pipelines and collaboration.”
There is a specific site register for the Black Marble venue
I am speaking “Any Developer, Any App, Any Platform” a Visual Studio 2017 Launch Event at Microsoft’s offices in Dublin on the 30th of this month.
A bit of a departure for me I will be speaking on Xamarin, makes a change
To register see the event site
Pleased to say I'm presenting on DevOps with VSTS at the SharePoint UG in Leeds on the 7th of March
To register have a look at the Usergroup's events site
Great day at DDDNorth yesterday, hope everyone enjoyed it. Thanks to all the team who helped during the preparation and on the day.
The slides from Rik Hepworth and my presentation on ‘Living the dream - Real world DevOps with Azure and VSTS’ are up at Github.
We were a late stand in session to cover for a presenter who could not attend on the day. So I hope it was not too much of let down, that we were not the speaker on the agenda, covered a different subject and did not match the title the spell checker converted out session title too. Though ‘Devils with Arms and Cats’ is maybe a good term for DevOps?
As to the grok talk I did at lunchtime on developing VSTS extension with VS Code, there are no slides; but look at these past posts, building VSTS tasks with Powershell and putting a release process around vsts extension development they are on similar subjects.
The video of my session at TechDays online is now available on Channel9, along with all the TechDay Online UK content
The registration link for Microsoft UK TechDays Online is now live. This is a 5 day event live broadcast from the Microsoft Campus in Reading. You will be able to view the sessions live at https://channel9.msdn.com/
The themes for each day are:
- Monday, 12 September: Explore the world of Data Platform and BOTs
- Tuesday, 13 September: DevOps in practice
- Wednesday, 14 September: A day at the Office!
- Thursday, 15 September: The inside track on Azure and UK Datacenter
- Friday, 16 September: Find out more about Artificial Intelligence
I am doing a session on the Thursday on Azure DevTest Labs.
Hope you find time to watch some or all of the events. For more details see the registration link
There have been some requests for more information about the areas I convered in my presentation at the Black Marble Tech Update 2016 that we held last week.
I could send out slides, but I think it is far more useful to point you at the ‘live’ resource on the Internet. The key reason for this is that the whole of the Visual Studio family is now being released at a ‘cloud cadence’ i.e. new features are appearing rapidly, so anything I write will soon be out of date. Better to look at the live sources where possible.
Hope you find these useful pointers