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Meetup #11 - VSTS and Azure Kubernetes Services

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It's time for the first meetup after the summer in the ALM/DevOps group!

We kickstart the fall with two sessions, the first one about deploying microservices with Azure Kubernetes Services and VSTS. In the other session we will take a look at what's new in VSTS, and maybe peek a little bit into the future.


17:30 Welcome. Lighter meals will be served

18:00 Delivering Microservices with Visual Studio Team Services and Azure Kubernetes Services

Microservices is a popular architecture style these days, and containers are a good fit when it comes to packaging and deploying these microservices.
Kubernetes is the rising star of container orchestration and can be hosted in all cloud platforms as well as on-premise. Microsoft is betting big on Kubernetes and now supports running a managed Kubernetes cluster in Azure, that support easy scaling, upgrading and self-healing of your clusters.

In this session you will learn about how Kubernetes works, how to create a managed Azure Kubernetes cluster and how to build, deploy and monitor your microservice containers using Visual Studio Team Services and Application Insights

Jakob Ehn (Active Solution)

19:00 Paus

19:15 What's new in Visual Studio Team Services

VSTS is constantly changing and getting new features. In the last couple of sprints we have seen a completely new navigation UI previewed, release gates is no generally available, and also a new UI for visualizing the progress of a running release.

We'll summarize the major new feature in VSTS and look a bit into the crystal ball at what's coming.

Mathias Olausson & Magnus Timner (Solidify)

About the speakers:

Jakob Ehn
Jakob has over 15 years of experience with professional software development, and currently works as a programming architect at Active Solution, specializing in DevOps and cloud architecture.

Jakob is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and also a Visual Studio ALM Ranger, and speaks regularly at conferences and user groups such as DevSum, Tech Days, TechX and SweNug.

Mathias Olausson
Mathias is CTO and co-founder of Solidify, a consulting company focused on helping companies improve their engineering skills. Mathias is a Microsoft MVP, Microsoft ALM Ranger and has published several books on development practices using Visual Studio and VSTS. As a hobby Mathias like to contribute to community add-ons for Visual Studio and VSTS, including the Test Case Explorer and Chuck Norris extensions.

Magnus Timner
Magnus has been working with system development since the early nineties. Now he works mainly with helping companies and organisations to improve their development process with modern tools and methods, mainly with TFS and VSTS.