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).
Yesterday and today some big news was quite silently launched and published on the VS ALM blog which I’d like to share, because I think these kind of changes will make a huge difference in the daily life of software producing companies; Continue reading
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
Although, for Release Management, Microsoft is focusing on agentless deployments, quite a lot of early-adopters are still bound to deployments using the Microsoft Deployment Agent. Debugging problems with these deployments is sometimes hard, because the error messages are not always descriptive for the actual problem. Continue reading