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Velocity Blog: Posts tagged with 'devops'

Using DevOps to make all software better at Microsoft

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Jason Yee | @gitbisect |

Sam Guckenheimer, product owner for Microsoft’s Visual Studio product line, will be at the Velocity conference to present the story of Microsoft’s transformation to becoming a Software-as-a-service provider and the lessons learned by embracing DevOps. We recently spent some time to talk about the origins of this change and what it means not only to Microsoft, but to the hundreds of thousands of customers they support world wide.

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Bring a manager, build an ally

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Jason Yee | @gitbisect |

A while back I wrote how creating allies is tremendously helpful in bringing DevOps transformation to your company. I included a quote from Ross Clanton, a senior group manager of Target's infrastructure team, about how he brought several managers to Velocity to help instill the DevOps vision in them and the positive impact it made on their organizational alignment. We want to make that same ally building process even easier for you.

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DevOps & Culture Change

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Jason Yee | @gitbisect |

Though it's a simple portmanteau of the words "developers" and "operations", the term DevOps is often hard to define. And doing so often spurs impassioned debates, not only about the definition, but also about the movement that's shaping the way businesses operate.

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Build DevOps & Performance Allies

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Jason Yee | @gitbisect |

Two of the most common questions we hear at the Velocity conference are, “How do I get my team to care about performance?” and “How can I get my organization to embrace DevOps?” It’s a common refrain from inspired engineers who feel that they’re alone in a battle to revolutionize and ultimately drive the success of their company.

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Q&A with Velocity Keynote Speaker Laura Bell

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Jason Yee | @gitbisect |

Laura Bell has nearly a decade of information security experience and specializes in bringing security survival skills, practices and culture into organizations of every shape and size, and she will be keynoting at Velocity in Santa Clara. I recently had the opportunity to speak with Laura and learn more about eradicating the human problem, her thoughts on blamelessness, and how we can be more secure.

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Business at Web Speed

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Jason Yee | @gitbisect |
“Excellent firms don’t believe in excellence - only in constant improvement and constant change.” — Tom Peters

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Burning Questions & Challenges in Business Technology?

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Jason Yee | @gitbisect |

The Velocity Conference is returning to Santa Clara this May 27-29 and it got me thinking about what makes a conference great. I’ve had some memorable times at conferences - spending all night in Austin squashing critical issues so we could roll a beta release; an amazing after party on the USS Enterprise in New York; going all-in and losing spectacularly in poker at OSCON. But there’s a difference between memorable times at an event and a really great event.

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