Microsoft DevOps Story & ORM Best Practices


What are DevOps Stories?

DevOps is the practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support.

DevOps is also characterized by operations staff making use of many of the same techniques as developers for their systems to work seamlessly.

Max will walk us through Microsoft's DevOps User Stories to give us a first-hand account of what goes on behind the scenes.

ORM: Best Practices:

Entity Framework is Microsoft's recommended data access technology for new applications in .NET.

In this session Obi will show you some of the common pitfalls when using Entity Framework and how to overcome them through the application of best practices recommended by industry experts.


Max Yermakhanov is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and DevOps advocate. Max has over 15 years of experience successfully delivering pragmatic IT solutions that consistently perform for their end users. He has a Master’s degree in Computer Science and another Master's degree in Library and Information Science.

Max holds several technical certifications including MCT, MCSE, MCITP, CCNA and a number of MCTS certifications. But who is counting... He is also a vice-president of the IT Pro Toronto User group.

Obi Oberoi is a Principal Developer Evangelist and an Independent Consultant who specializes in designing, developing and maintaining enterprise level distributed applications including mobile apps using mainly Microsoft centric and hybrid technologies.

Obi has been working with .NET since the first betas and has been engaged in the agile space since 2006.

Obi is an MCSD and has a Master’s degree in Computer Science and is actively involved in organizing Developer Workshops, Code Camps et al. besides being a passionate member of the developer community.