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How Microsoft does DevOps with Mickey Gousset

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This is NOT a session about MS DevOps tools. This is the story of how the Azure DevOps team transformed from shipping an on-premise server product every couple of years, to shipping a cloud service multiple times a day. In the process, almost everything about how this team of 800 people work has changed. We had to figure out how to do agile at scale, how to transform into a microservice cloud architecture, completely restructure teams and roles, throw out a suite of 10’s of thousands of tests and start over, and go from zero telemetry, to 8+TB/day, as well as figure out how to interpret the data. Many mistakes were made along the way, and I'll be sharing the good, the bad, and lessons learned.

Mickey Gousset is a DevOps Architect at Microsoft. He was formerly a Microsoft Visual Studio and Development Technologies MVP (for 13 years). Mickey has been lead author of several books, including "Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2013" from Wrox Publishing. He is very passionate about DevOps and the cloud, and speaks on DevOps and Cloud topics at various user groups, code camps, and conferences around the world. Learn more about Mickey at

The Nashville .NET User Group meets every second Thursday of the month at Vaco in Maryland Farms (Brentwood, TN).



• Vaco opens the meeting space shortly after 5pm so feel free to arrive early

• 5:30pm - Food arrives (first come, first serve)

• 6:00pm - Presentation begins

• 7:00pm - Presentation ends, share job opportunities and candidates

• Networking and socializing opportunity!
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