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May 27, 2019

On today’s episode, Greg Duncan is joining the podcast! Greg has been developing eDiscovery software applications since his days at the now-defunct, Arthur Andersen. And he continued to develop eDiscovery applications over the next 10 years at KPMG, a time of continuous change and innovation in the world of eDiscovery and information governance. As a Microsoft and Visual Studio .NET MVP and certified Scrum master, Greg has been blogging and podcasting substantive technology information for many years. His dedication for research in tandem with his vast experience brings forth relevant and useful information that could be applied to all aspects of legal technology. And, you may recognize him as a host on Radio TFS!


Greg has been putting a lot of effort into the Ops side of DevOps. In this episode, he gives his wisdom and thoughts around the Ops side of DevOps, what he sees going on across teams and his suggestions on how to fix these all-too-common problems, how to influence the combining of Dev and Ops at your organization regardless of your control (or lack thereof), and much, much more! Tune in!


Topics of Discussion:

[:48] About today’s guest, Greg Duncan.

[1:43] Jeffrey welcomes Greg on to the podcast.

[3:09] Greg gives a rundown of his career journey!

[9:10] The story of how Radio TFS got started.

[11:02] What Greg sees in the Ops side of DevOps across teams.

[18:47] If it’s out of your control to combine the Dev and the Ops, what can you do?

[22:45] Discussing the third way of DevOps: continuous learning, and why it is so crucial.

[26:45] Discussing AIOps and Alexa.

[30:05] Talking about the benefits of utilizing Azure Application Insights.

[32:41] Discussing the concept of, and movement of, separating a deployment from a release.

[35:41] Jeffrey and Greg speak about implementing feature flag services.

[37:51] Greg gives his recommendations for those looking to improve their Ops and DevOps.


Mentioned in this Episode:

Azure DevOps

Clear Measure (Sponsor) — Reach out if you have a user group or conference and would like some free copies of .NET DevOps for Azure!

Greg Duncan (LinkedIn)

Radio TFS

Microsoft Build Conference

.NET DevOps for Azure, by Jeffrey Palermo

The Azure DevOps Podcast Episode - “Party with Palermo at the Microsoft MVP Summit”

The Azure DevOps Podcast Episode - “Edward Thomson on All Things Git, libgit2, and Azure DevOps”

“DevOps: Is AIOps Just Yet Another Almost Meaningless Acronym?” by Greg Low

Azure Application Insights

Datadog — Visit for Ed Thomson’s ‘Top Stories’ from the past week

Azure DevOps Labs


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