This week Azure DevOps finally rolled out one of their most requested feature, a dark theme. I use dark theme for just about any app that supports it, so this is a welcome addition to Azure DevOps. Keep in mind that this is just a preview and is still being refined.
To switch to Dark theme, go to your Azure DevOps portal and click on your user dropdown menu in the top right corner. Then click on Theme menu item.
The theme options pane will then be displayed. Click on the Dark (preview) option to switch to the dark theme.
Voila! DevOps in Dark theme.
Switching to dark theme is a personal choice and is not something that is forced across your organization, which is nice. I recommend you give it a try and see for yourself.
Microsoft recently released information around the new Azure DevOps exam: – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/learning/exam-az-400.aspx
This blog post will cover available learning materials and docs links to information relevant to the exam AZ-400, links to these articles will be updated regularly.
Hopefully this will give you a head start on what you need to learn in order to pass the AZ-400 exam.
Introducing Azure DevOps – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/introducing-azure-devops/ and https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/solutions/devops/
And how about some free Azure DevOps labs – https://azuredevopslabs.com/
Design a DevOps Strategy (20-25%)
Recommend a migration and consolidation strategy for DevOps tools – Analyze existing artifact (e.g. deployment packages, NuGet) and container repositories
– Analyze existing test management tools
– Analyze existing work management tools
– Recommend migration and integration strategies for artifact repositories, source control, test management, and work management
Azure Test Plans – https://azure.microsoft.com/en-gb/services/devops/test-plans/
Azure Boards – https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/devops/boards/get-started/what-is-azure-boards?view=vsts&tabs=new-nav
Migrate to Azure DevOps – https://docs.microsoft.com/de-de/azure/devops/articles/migration-overview?view=vsts
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Azure provides a lot of messaging solutions and it can become overwhelming for architects and developers to know when to use which server and for what use case. In this talk, Bahram Banisadr will show real life scenarios, code and discuss architecture patterns for messaging and events using Azure Event Hubs, Service Bus, Event Grid, and Storage Queues.
Watch the session for more details.
DevOps is a culture and practice that unifies people, processes and tools across development and operations groups that aims to help deliver software faster and more reliably.
In this e-book from from O’Reilly, you get a practical guide for improving collaboration across teams, promoting efficient use of tools, and using the concepts of DevOps to work more effectively. You’ll also:
- Explore the foundations and four pillars of effective DevOps: Collaboration, affinity, tools, and scaling.
- Get an overview of DevOps, including the evolution, foundational terminology, and concepts.
- Understand common misconceptions about DevOps and anti-patterns used in the practice.
See what it looks like to make effective changes in your organization using a DevOps mindset.
Download the e-book from here. This book was published on August 31, 2018.
This week Microsoft is kicking off its Ignite 2018 conference in Orlando, Florida. Which is taking happening from September 24-29, 2018. If you’re like me and not there in person you can still watch all the keynotes and sessions live online or watch it later on-demand. Some of the expected big highlights will be around AI, Azure, IT, Microsoft 365, Data and so much more.
From high-level strategy and deep product dives to hands-on labs and immersive experiences—the insights and connections you’ll gain at Microsoft Ignite are great for your company and your career.
Join the conversation and follow along online with the Twitter hashtag #MSIgnite
What is a Cloud Developer Advocate? Their a global group of passionate developers that advocate to help solve problems with the cloud. Jeremy Likness wrote up a great post on what is a Cloud Developer Advocate that is great to read and he himself is a Cloud Developer Advocate. These folks are here to help and support you, so don’t be shy and reach out and connect with them. I’ve learned so much from them and have had the pleasure to meet and speak in person at a few events like the Microsoft Tech Summit, Microsoft Build and the Global Azure Summit.
To see a list of the current Cloud Developer Advocates and how you can to reach out and connect with them, please head over to the Cloud Developer Advocates page.