Release Management

5 Key takeaways in Application Release Automation (ARA)

You might have already come across this acronym; ARA (Application Release Automation). As part of DevOps practices, this is not only the process of automating the actual installation of an application (landscape), but also involves moving the application through the deployment pipeline (e.g. dev > test > acc > prod).

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Microsoft Techdays 2015 – Azure Deployment Pipeline in 25 minutes

This year I’m a speaker at the Dutch Microsoft TechDays conference. I have two sessions (of 25 mins each) in which I talk about DevOps related topics.

The blogpost about the first session can be found here.

In this second session I show the audience that in a short amount of time and with very little effort, a deployment pipeline can be setup only using Azure VM’s, Visual Studio Online and Microsoft Release Management (connected to Visual Studio Online). Even one of the two Azure VM’s I need are created during the session. Continue reading