Keynotes, General Sessions & Panels

Live! 360 Keynote: Lessons Learned Doing DevOps at Microsoft at Scale


11:00am - 12:00pm

Level: Everyone

Buck Hodges

Director of Engineering, Visual Studio Team Services


A new significant culture shift happened at Microsoft: software engineer accountabilities transitioned from responsibility not only building and testing, but ultimately the health of production. In 2017, Microsoft has transformed how we deliver solutions across its entire product line. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) offering—Microsoft’s built- for the Azure Cloud team development platform for any developer, building any app, on any platform. Come to this insightful keynote to hear how the VSTS team handles a world-wide, 24/7 system, that millions of users on DevOps teams rely upon to be available when they need it. Learn how they manage the production systems, roll out updates, and handle live site incidents. Buck will tell you how Microsoft took an on-premises product, Team Foundation Server, that shipped about every two years and moved to an agile release cycle of about every three weeks.