I was thinking about how to improve DevOps adoption in the enterprise, and even with all the recent announcements around Microsoft’s integration with other platforms like Chef, Puppet, etc, in Azure, there’s still a ton of room for innovation. You shouldn’t automate what you don’t understand. Steven Murawski said “there’s this rush to automate everything,Read more »

Rarely a day goes by that I don't remember that @contactually once was a quick rails app, based off of a one-page omnigraffle sketch. — Zvi Band (@skeevis) July 11, 2014

You don’t need a certified project manager to install some whiteboards on your office walls, or open up a Trello board. Transparency and low taxonomy on processes allow you to find the constraints in the business quickly. Information is consumed by a process. Output is limited to the quality of the information. #itsm pic.twitter.com/xy6xCe0n8O —Read more »

One of my favorite new features of Azure announced at TechEd is Azure Files. This is a key component to have access to a file share from any of your Azure servers. The Azure File service offers file shares using the standard SMB 2.1 protocol, but you can also access it with APIs like ReadFile and WriteFile,Read more »

In part 1 and 2 of this series, I discussed giving up my two favorite habits in the world; cigarettes and coffee. In part 3, I want to give you the formula to change any habit that is holding you back. This is going to sound over simplified, and I want to assure you thatRead more »

Jessica DeVita welcomes Gene Kim, co-author of “The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps And Helping Your Business Win” and founder and former CTO of Tripwire to the show as they kick off this special “Accelerate DevOps with the Cloud” series on TechNet Radio. I met with Gene Kim to talk about his workRead more »

In part one of this series, I talked about how I quit smoking after a 20 year habit. That was the first habit I have ever successfully quit. It gave me tremendous hope in my abilities, and gave me a sense that I could overcome anything if I put my mind to it. So whatRead more »

Awesome people will do awesome work if you provide an environment where awesomeness is allowed to happen — Woody Zuill (@WoodyZuill) May 31, 2014

What is the difference between you and that other guy or gal that seems to accomplish more in the same 24 hours? Habits. That’s it. Sure maybe they have an assistant, but you could too (fancyhands.com), but truly we have the same 24 hours each day. So what do you do with your 24 hours?Read more »

I tuned into the live webcast this morning of the Microsoft Surface event. Many pundits boldly predicted a Surface Mini to be announced. I was stunned and amazed at the reveal of the Surface Pro 3. Not a mini, and no gimmicks. This device is gorgeous. The first thing I noticed was the kickstand. ItRead more »

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