Azure DevOps – Why It’s A Big Deal For Microsoft And The Community

Source- forbes.com Microsoft has recently announced the rebranding of Visual Studio Team Service (VSTS) to Azure DevOps. VSTS, an extension of Visual Studio – the flagship integrated development environment from Microsoft – enabled architects, developers, and testers to collaboratively design, develop and test software. Though it may seem like yet another rebranding exercise, Azure DevOps is much more than that. It is a strategic move from Microsoft with an aim to establish itself as a segment leader in the DevOps

Read more

Ops: The Other DevOps

Source – devops.com Much of the conversation around DevOps, including right here on DevOps.com, is about helping developers get easier access to production systems, increasing agility by shortening release cycles. Most of the time, this focus on developers leads to a concentration on so-called “Day One” tasks, the Dev side of the equation, to the exclusion of “Day Two” operations—the Ops side of things. Recent moves in the DevOps market underscore the fact that the weight is still very much on

Read more

Three tools enable DevOps for Windows shops

Source – techtarget.com DevOps is tool-agnostic, but tools are central to DevOps success. Especially for Windows environments, select operations tools are needed to effectively manage an infrastructure that incorporates various cloud-based deployments, microservices, virtualization and containers, BYOD and other technologies. As you research a transition to DevOps for Windows IT, you’ll find various tools that each lean toward either the Microsoft or open source camp. The DevOps tools covered here, although appropriate for a range of OSes and cloud environments, were primarily

Read more

How Microsoft, Google, AWS and Facebook are battling to democratise AI for developers

Source – computerworlduk.com Developer conference season is in full flow, with Facebook’s F8 last week and Microsoft Build, Google I/O and Amazon Web Services holding a London Summit this week, and they all had one thing in common: the goal of making AI technology more accessible for developers on their platforms. The big three cloud vendors made a slew of announcements this week, although AWS holds back most of its good stuff for re:Invent in Las Vegas later on in the year,

Read more

It’s time to think beyond cloud computing

Source:- wired.com Fasten your harnesses, because the era of cloud computing’s giant data centers is about to be rear-ended by the age of self-driving cars. Here’s the problem: When a self-driving car has to make snap decisions, it needs answers fast. Even slight delays in updating road and weather conditions could mean longer travel times or dangerous errors. But those smart vehicles of the near-future don’t quite have the huge computing power to process the data necessary to avoid collisions,

Read more

Microsoft Launches Local Cloud Services for Customers

Source – investopedia.com  It has become the second major cloud company to begin offering local cloud services to large corporations. The Redmond, Washington-based company recently announced Azure Stack services at its Microsoft Inspire conference. Azure Stack is a hybrid cloud service that enables large corporations to deploy Azure services for their critical security-sensitive applications on-premises. Typically, Azure services are used in public clouds. The market for hybrid cloud, as the technology combining the public cloud with on-premises deployment is called, is expected to reach

Read more

Microsoft Reveals Azure Stack to Compete with Amazon Web Services

Source – leicesterpost.com The announcement, made at Microsoft Inspire 2017, also revealed several companies which are now working on getting their applications ready for Azure Stack, including Docker, Pivotal Cloud Foundry, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Linux. Go to market support is provided at all tiers. Microsoft 365 Business, available in public preview starting August 2, is created to give small-to-medium sized businesses a complete productivity and security solution, while streamlining IT management. Customers are required to purchase Azure Stack as part of a certified integrated system from partners, which

Read more

Microsoft’s new tools help devs manage cloud deployments on the go

Source – heraldkeeper.com The Basic tier will be broadly available and the Standard tier will be available in a limited number of Azure regions. While new tools and updates were demonstrated and discussed, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella set the tone for the conference by noting a fundamental shift in the world view of computing. Described by Microsoft as a database built from scratch to “power planet-scale cloud services” with both strong power and fault tolerance capabilities and the ability to handle

Read more

Microsoft Visual Studio 2017, Refining The Fundamentals

Source:- forbes.com It is now a full 20-years since Microsoft first offered its Visual Studio software development product to the market. Still then, with a new release in 2017, the focus is very much on how the firm can provide productivity-focused refinements for the programmers who will use it to create the apps that we use every day. “With Visual Studio 2017, we’ve invested in several key areas – refining the fundamentals,” insists Julia Liuson, in her role as corporate vice

Read more

Visual Studio 2017 Launched By Microsoft

Source:- zeenews.india.com   New Delhi: US tech giant Microsoft on Wednesday launched Visual Studio 2017 bringing new capabilities for developers to build any type of application for any platform. Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 is an integrated development environment (IDE), supporting developers of all types of applications, for every platform, in nearly every language. Its predecessor, Visual Studio 2015, was installed over 21.1 million times since its release. “Visual Studio 2017 delivers a great cloud and mobile development experience, boosts DevOps

Read more
1 2