Build Systems that Drive Business
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

How Microsoft does DevOps (sponsored by Microsoft)

Martin Woodward (Microsoft)
1:15pm–1:55pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Location: LL20 D Level: Intermediate
Average rating: ****.
(4.56, 9 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

  • A basic understanding of architecture patterns required for high-availability systems and the challenges inherent in culture change in a large organization

What you'll learn

  • Explore the technical details of Microsoft's DevOps journey


Expanding on the concepts from his keynote, Martin Woodward digs in behind the data and gives a technical summary of the steps Microsoft has taken in its journey to DevOps. You’ll learn about Microsoft’s 80,000 engineers working in the public cloud delivering into production multiple times per day and how the company handles the different cadences of several feature teams while maintaining a single coherent and continuously integrated source of the truth. Martin explains how his team in Microsoft works and leads a live demo of Microsoft’s internal engineering systems; he’ll also spend significant time talking through the harder cultural change issues that were encountered and discuss how Microsoft has gone about building a new, much more sharing-focused culture inside the company. Join in to discover what Microsoft has learned so far and the next areas it will focus on.

This session is sponsored by Microsoft.

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Martin Woodward


Martin Woodward is the principal program manager for DevOps in Microsoft, where he focuses on Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server. Previously, Martin was executive director of the .NET Foundation, helping drive Microsoft’s move to open source, and was responsible for the Java, Linux, and Mac tooling in the Developer division, where he helped introduce Git into Microsoft.