Windows PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) is a configuration management platform built into Windows that is based on open standards. DSC is flexible enough to function reliably and consistently in each stage of the deployment lifecycle (development, test, pre-production, production), as well as during scale-out. DSC centers around "configurations". A configuration is an easy-to-read document … Continue reading Better DevOps with Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and PowerShell Desired State Configuration (PowerShell DSC)
Today I have had a highlight in my personal DevOps career since I met Sam Guckenheimer (Product Owner of Visual Studio) and Brian Harry (Product Owner of Team Foundation Server) at the ALM Days 2012 in Munich. But let me start at the very beginning of this crazy day today in 2018 and DevOps. Some … Continue reading DevOps Deluxe with Donovan Brown and Abel Wang at Microsoft Germany
Today I traveled to Microsoft Cologne (Germany) for the Strategy Day 2017. It was very interesting to see Microsoft's ideas of how we can work together in small teams, talking about security and technology in our Datacenter and look forward for innovations like blockchain and the usage of it with best practices and use cases. … Continue reading Microsoft Strategy Day 2017
Secure socket layer (SSL) certificates provide authentication between a server and a client computer in a Web application. Companies or businesses with a dedicated SSL certificate must host that certificate on a Web server. Heavy use of the certificate can put a strain on the machine and slow down the application. Features SSL offloading takes … Continue reading SSL Offloading side effects
A new day in paradise! Microsoft has no ISO file for the new Visual Studio 2017, what will make it a little bit confusing how you should install VS2017 on a business VM with no internet connection. The Microsoft Visual Studio FAQ said: Where can I find ISO Images? We don't have ISO files for … Continue reading No ISO, no cry – Visual Studio 2017 installation behind a proxy or firewall (HowTo)
Did you realize that every time you need a webservice, a website or an application on your staging machines like dev, integration, test and production, your admin gives you a dedicated virtual machine? This machine has a separate Windows or Linux installed, a configuration of the whole operating system and the application host like IIS … Continue reading Build, ship, run with Docker
I'm supporting many different agile Scrum teams with totally different requirements to the Scrum method. So as a Scrum Master I have to find a good way of using Scrum in perfection for the DevOps teams, the classic waterfall for the middle and top management and a Scrum flavored reporting for the customers with pie-charts. … Continue reading Experience with Scrum and Microsofts Team Foundation Server
DevOps (a clipped compound of "software DEVelopment" and "information technology OPerationS") is a term used to refer to a set of practices that emphasize the collaboration and communication of both software developers and information technology (IT) professionals while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes. It aims at establishing a culture and environment … Continue reading What is DevOps?