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Microsoft’s Connect (); 2016 is almost here! Are you registered?

November 3, 2016 | By | No Comments

Connect (); 2016 will be streamed live and there will be several industry innovators diving deep into technical sessions. Some of the speakers include: Scott Guthrie, Principal Program Manager; Nat Friedman, CVP of the Mobile Developer Tools; Scott Hanselman, Principal Program Manager for .NET and ASP.NET Communities; Donovan Brown, Senior Program Manager for DevOps, and more! Connect (); is November 16-18th, 2016 and will kick off …

InCycle is Now a Microsoft Nationally Managed Partner

October 21, 2016 | By | No Comments

InCycle is pleased to announce that we are now a Microsoft Nationally Managed Partner! Based on our thought-leadership, project success and feedback from customers — Microsoft has recognized our customer impact on ALM, DevOps and Azure. What does this mean to you? More awesome events. Given our increased collaboration with Microsoft, there will be even more high quality events! These include workshops, assessments, webinars, etc. Access to more …

WPC 2016 Wrap-up

August 12, 2016 | By | No Comments

We were very excited that three of our colleagues were able to attend the sold out World Partner Conference (WPC) 2016 in Toronto. This is our 10th year and counting! This is a great time for other independent software vendors and DevOps partners to get one on one time with our team, learn best practices around solutions and offerings, get product feedback and much more! Our …

Calculating return on investment of software development – 3/3 Value and Conclusion (for now)

April 30, 2015 | By | No Comments

“Prediction is very difficult, especially if it’s about the future” Niels Bohr I like the analogy of the lottery ticket (heard at an Agile user group, just don’t remember who said it, sorry), you know the cost of the ticket, you just don’t know how much it will pay, if anything. The challenge of defining value is that you can only really measure it after the …

MS builds a case for DevOps as VS shows 40 % of implementations fail

April 30, 2015 | By | No Comments

From Build 2015: http://m.computing.co.uk/ctg/news/2406415/build-2015-microsoft-builds-a-case-for-devops-as-visual-studio-shows-40-per-cent-of-implementations-fail Not the headline you want to see? Not what you want for your organization? Well, it’s not easy to build the right requirements, nor to do DevOps right. So many different definitions of what DevOps is or should be (check Gartner article from March – Principles and Practices of DevOps) and what it involves. Fortunately, the right Microsoft partner can help, for …

What’s Our Industry’s Most Popular Buzzword?

February 24, 2015 | By | No Comments

… DevOps! In a post by Scott W. Ambler on Dr. Dobb’s The World of Software Development he lists these Top 10 Practices for Effective DevOps: Practice 1: Activate Stakeholder Participation Practice 2: Automated Testing Practice 3: Integrated Configuration Management Practice 4: Integrated Change Management Practice 5: Continuous Integration Practice 6: Integrated Deployment Planning Practice 7: Continuous Deployment Practice 8: Production Support Practice 9: Application Monitoring …

Preview of the Future of TFS Build

February 13, 2015 | By | No Comments

There’s really exciting stuff coming in the world of automated build/continuous integration for TFS users! Chris Patterson at Microsoft posted a blog yesterday with some great information about what’s coming for build in TFS2015 (and Visual Studio Online, of course!) Build Futures I’ve had a chance to get some heads-down time with the “alpha” version of “Build vNext”, and I can say one thing: It is …

Visual Studio/TFS/ Update 4 Release Candidate is out!

October 17, 2014 | By | No Comments

Hi all, I just saw that Visual Studio 2013, Team Foundation Server 2013, and Release Management all have Update 4 Release Candidate available. You can read all the juicy details in KB2994375! The Release Management stuff looks exciting, although I haven’t had a chance to sit down and play with it. Here’s a copy-and-paste! Use tags when you deploy to a vNext environment Now, you can …

IT under pressure? Bring agility with DevOps and Microsoft Cloud

June 3, 2014 | By | No Comments

This is part 1 of a series of blogs on DevOps/DevTest with Microsoft’s cloud solution called Azure. This first blog outlines why you should think about trying to adopt a DevOps approach along with a Cloud computing strategy in order to help you achieve more IT agility. You need to rethink the way you address your IT challenges you are facing today. Typical improvement strategies, such as …

Release Management Update 3 CTP 1 is released!

May 23, 2014 | By | No Comments

Last week, I mentioned that RM Update 3 CTP1 would be out soon… and now it is! The big new feature here is Desired State Configuration support for deploying to both on-prem environments and Azure environments. Keep in mind, this is a CTP release, so don’t install it on any servers that you care about! More details on Update 3 CTP1 More blog posts about DSC …

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