The Microsoft DevOps Journey (so far)

“This will never work here” is the sentiment we often hear from companies just starting their DevOps transformation. The good news is that change is possible, and even 45-year-old companies can transform themselves! In this talk, Sasha will explain how Microsoft moved from the 3-year waterfall software delivery cycle to deploying multiple times a day!

Using the example of the live engineering environment for Azure DevOps Services, Sasha will walk through the process of updating older systems, transforming the automated tests and implementing CI/CD. Sasha will also discuss how Microsoft embraced open source and GitHub, and walk through the major cultural changes that made this transformation possible.



Sasha Rosenbaum


Sasha is a Program Manager at GitHub, focused on helping engineers be successful with using GitHub for work as well as for open source.

In her career, Sasha has been a developer, an IT administrator,