Sometimes you end up working on projects that just don't go well. Distractions, no focus, impossible to develop. Shifting requirements, brutally hard to test, non-stop bugs. In this course, DevOps Skills for Developers with Visual Studio & TFS 2015, you're going to learn about doing DevOps in the Microsoft world. There will be some theoretical material about DevOps that's entirely cross-platform to get you into the mindset of DevOps. The rest is going to be a lot of practical information, showing you how to take that DevOps mindset and actually do DevOps using Microsoft's tools and technologies. The first topic this course will cover will be version control, covering Team Foundation Server and Git. Next, you'll learn about automated build, automated testing, and automated deploy, as well as how to streamline releases using feature flags. Finally, you'll learn about the TFS release management for doing continuous deployment. By the end this course, you'll know why you should care about DevOps and how to set up your own automated DevOps release pipeline for your application.
Benjamin Day is a consultant and trainer specializing in software development best practices using Microsoft-based technology. He is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP, a certified Scrum trainer via Scrum.org, and a speaker at conferences such as TechEd, DevTeach, and VSLive. He can be contacted via http://www.benday.com.