Past Meetup

QALMUG July meeting - Friday 1st July at 8am (7:30 breakfast)

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** Microsoft will sponsor food and be providing free shirts for attendees! **


Zero to DevOps with VSTS

DevOps is about people, process and products. Getting it all right requires effort but the benefits to your organization and customers can be huge. Microsoft has a fantastic set of products that can adapt to any language on any platform. In this demo-heavy session, Donovan Brown will show you how to go from “zero to DevOps” like a pro. Starting from just a blank desktop, he will create a new team project and a complete pipeline. He will also deploy an ASP.NET MVC application into Azure all live and hands on.


Donovan Brown (Senior DevOps Program Manager, Microsoft)

For our July meetup, we are excited to have Donovan Brown join us virtually from Microsoft HQ in Redmond to present this for our group.

Donovan Brown is a Senior DevOps Program Manager on the US Developer Division team in Microsoft, focusing on developer tools including Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server. Before joining Microsoft, Donovan spent seven years as a Process Consultant and a Certified Scrum Master.

Donovan has traveled the globe helping companies in the U.S., Canada, India, Germany, and the UK develop solutions using agile practices, Visual Studio, and Team Foundation Server in industries including Communications, Health Care, Energy, and Financial Services. He is also an avid programmer, often finding ways to integrate software into his other hobbies and activities.