DevOps in the Spotlight, Microsoft Sessions

T03 Build a DevOps Culture: Microsoft's Journey to Adopt an Agile Mindset and DevOps


8:00am - 9:15am

Level: Introductory

Mickey Gousset

DevOps Architect


This is NOT a session about MS DevOps tools. This is the story of how the Azure DevOps team transformed from shipping an on-premise server product every couple of years, to shipping a cloud service multiple times a day. In the process, almost everything about how this team of 800 people work has changed. We had to figure out how to do agile at scale, how to transform into a microservice cloud architecture, completely restructure teams and roles, throw out a suite of 10’s of thousands of tests and start over, and go from zero telemetry, to 8+TB/day, as well as figure out how to interpret the data. Many mistakes were made along the way, and I'll be sharing the good, the bad, and lessons learned.

You will learn:

  • How the Azure DevOps Team ships software every three weeks
  • How Microsoft does Agile development at scale
  • The good, bad, and lesson's learned on Microsoft's DevOps Journey