Microsoft's Journey to adopt an Agile Mindset and DevOps culture


5:30 to 6:00pm Networking and Pizza

6:00 PM: Technical Talk 1
(60 mins + Q&A)

Microsoft's Journey to adopt an Agile Mindset and DevOps culture

Learn how Microsoft has taken in its journey to DevOps over the past 8 years and completely changed their approach to building software and services. You’ll learn about Microsoft’s 90,000 engineers working in the public cloud delivering into production multiple times per day and how the some products handle the different cadences of several feature teams while maintaining a single coherent and continuously integrated source of the truth. Mickey explains how the team in Microsoft works and spends significant time talking through the harder cultural change issues that were encountered and discuss how Microsoft has gone about building a new, much more sharing-focused culture inside the company. Join in to discover what Microsoft has learned so far and the next areas it will focus on.

Mickey Gousset

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

7: 15 PM: Technical Talk 2
(60 mins + Q&A)

Use YAML in Azure DevOps / GitHub for your CI/CD

We will use the example of a MEAN (Mongo/Express/Angular/Node) application which is initially hosted on-prem and we will migrate it to PaaS solutions on cloud by automating and employing CI/CD. We’ll provision and Azure Web App for Containers for hosting Non-Windows applications, provision Containers, build Docker images, enable continuous deployments with GitHub and Azure DevOps.

Wes MacDonald

Wes MacDonald is a DevOps Consultant at LIKE 10 INC., a Microsoft 365, Azure and Azure DevOps consulting firm with offices in Toronto. As a Senior Developer/Architect with over 15 years of experience has been responsible for all aspects of software development and provides technical leadership to his clients and the .NET developer community. He also organizes the local Ottawa Global DevOps Boot Camp.