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Azure DevOps Podcast

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Jan 21, 2019

In this episode, Paul Hacker is joining the Azure DevOps Podcast to discuss DevOps processes and migrations.


Paul is a DevOps Architect at Microsoft and has over 15 years of application, architecture, design, development, and management experience in Microsoft technologies. He has a depth of experience in ALM, Process Improvement, and Team Foundation Server. He’s also a fully self-taught engineer in Microsoft technologies. When Team Foundation Server first came out, he jumped on the bandwagon and hasn’t looked back since!


Paul has some really interesting perspectives on today’s topic and provides some valuable insights on patterns that are emerging in the space, steps to migrating to Azure DevOps, and common challenges (and how to overcome them). Tune in to gain his insight on migrations, DevOps processes, and more.


Topics of Discussion:

[:48] About today’s guest and topic of discussion.

[1:22] Paul introduces himself and shares his career journey.

[2:55] Paul talks about a few of his Microsoft MVP awards.

[3:37] Paul explains some of the general buzz words around DevOps.

[6:09] Paul gives his definition of DevOps and explains some of the common challenges with customers in the DevOps space.

[9:35] Are there some patterns that are beginning to emerge with continuous integration and continuous delivery pipelines?

[12:02] What should people know about the basics of telemetry?

[13:54] Paul gives some examples of what he would include to get started with Application Insights.

[15:28] A word from Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure.

[16:03] Paul’s insights and views around those who are migrating to Azure DevOps.

[18:18] The steps to migrating to Azure DevOps.

[21:38] Some of the common things you should pay attention to when migrating to Azure DevOps.

[23:36] What to be aware of when migrating to the Cloud.

[28:06] Helpful work items, features, and tools for end users.

[33:06] The importance of making work visible.

[34:11] Resources Paul recommends listeners follow up on.


Mentioned in this Episode:

Azure DevOps

Clear Measure (Sponsor)

Paul Hacker (LinkedIn)

Team Foundation Server (Visual Studio)

Application Insights


Azure Boards

Migrate from TFS to Azure DevOps



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