Moving from Boxed Software to a Cloud Service - A DevOps Tale

In early 2010, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server was on-premises, boxed software. It shipped every two to three years. Today, Visual Studio Team Services is an online platform serving millions of accounts, deploying bug fixes on demand, and shipping new features every three weeks. Join me on the journey from boxed software to a highly-available continually evolving service using feature flags, deployment rings, testing-in-production, and more. Not only will we cover the cool, fun patterns, but we’ll dip into the pitfalls and challenges experienced.



Steven Murawski

Steven is a Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft. Steven focuses on DevOps scenarios with Azure (and founding member of the League - Steven is an active member of the Chef ...