I had an amazing time at TechEd New Zealand, and wanted to share a few photos and a link to my session on devops. Thanks to all of the amazing DX team in New Zealand for the invitation!                

First check out and bookmark the IT Pro TechNet Blog for the rest of the “Modernize your Infrastructure with Hybrid Cloud” series at http://aka.ms/ModernCloud and our TechNet Radio series at http://aka.ms/hybridcloudwithazure Get a big cup of coffee, we’re going to do some PowerShell. So what is Azure Files? Currently in preview is a new service in Azure thatRead more »

Much appreciation to the very inspiring panelists at CyberGirlz Summit #WomenInTech #ChangingTheGame pic.twitter.com/5AyLEoGd6h — Yolanda Kol (@yolandakol) July 13, 2014 I just returned from a great event at Cal Poly Pomona for over 100 middle school and high school girls. The Cybergirlz Summit was a collaborative project between Cal Poly Pomona and LAUSD. The eventRead more »

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 »

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