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Dec 31, 2018

In today’s episode, your host, Jeffrey Palermo, is joined by his guest, Gopinath Chigakkagari. Gopinath is Principal Group Program Manager on the Azure Pipelines product and is an expert on continuous delivery. He’s been with Microsoft for over 20 years, serving a variety of roles at the company starting out as a developer, then becoming a program manager, and then transitioning to his current role as GPM for Pipelines.


Today, Gopinath hits on some fascinating points and topics about Azure Pipelines, including (but not limited to): what listeners should be looking forward to, some highlights of the new optimizations on the platform, key Azure-specific offerings, as well as his recommendations on what listeners should follow up on for more information!


Topics of Discussion:

[1:03] About today’s guest, Gopinath Chigakkagari.

[1:43] Gopinath’s speaks about his roles at Microsoft over the years.

[3:11] Is there a particular part of Azure Pipelines Gopinath focuses on more than the rest?

[4:02] Gopinath explains the similarities and differences of continuous integration and continuous delivery.

[6:38] Gopinath reveals what listeners should be looking forward to with Azure Pipelines.

[9:52] Fastforwarding in the future with the GitHub acquisition in mind, does Gopinath see GitHub becoming the default way to store source control?

[11:15] A word from Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure.

[11:46] Gopinath highlights some of the new optimizations in the Azure platform.

[14:09] How many Clouds are there?

[15:41] Gopinath explains some of the key optimizations for Azure specifically.

[17:23] Are there any application types that still have some gaps in Azure Pipelines or are they now all supported?

[20:20] Gopinath goes over several more key Azure-specific offerings.

[23:23] What parts are ready to move to Containers right now and have good support in Azure?

[25:02] Is there a firm, recommended way to do automated database schema migrations at this point in time? Or are there multiple options being designed?

[27:39] Gopinath’s recommendations on what listeners should follow up on for more information and some more key points about Azure.


Mentioned in this Episode:

Azure DevOps


Build Conference

Azure Pipelines

Azure Repos

Azure Boards

Azure Artifacts

Connect Conference


GitHub Acquisition




Clear Measure (Sponsor)


Azure Stack

Windows Containers


Azure SQL Paas



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Follow Up with Our Guest:

Gopinath Chigakkagari’s LinkedIn

Gopinath’s Chigakkagari’s Twitter