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Azure DevOps Podcast


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Mar 25, 2019

Today’s guest is Matt Mitrik, the Sr. Program Manager of the Azure DevOps Services Team.

 

Matt has been working with ALM and DevOps tools for roughly 13 years. He joined Microsoft in 2006 and has been there ever since. Originally, his journey started at the TFS Team in migration tools, helping people get from the previous generation of version control and work tracking tools. Now, within the Azure DevOps Services Team, he’s working on Azure Boards, and is helping to build that integration between GitHub and Azure Boards.

 

In this week’s episode, Jeffrey and Matt will be discussing GitHub with Azure Boards. They talk about the level of integration that’s going to be in Azure Boards (how they’re thinking about things right now and where they want to go), their efforts towards new project workflow and integration for Azure Boards, and the timeline Matt’s team is looking at for these changes. Matt also gives his pitch for GitHub as the future premiere offering and why you should consider migrating.

 

Topics of Discussion:

[:47] About today’s show with Matt Mitrik.

[1:13] Matt speaks about his background in the space and how he landed at Microsoft.

[3:54] What works now with Azure Boards? And where does Matt want it to be?

[8:33] What’s the process for moving something from Azure Repos to GitHub and vice versa? Would Matt recommend moving from Azure Repos to GitHub?

[11:03] Where does the pull request feature fit in? With the work in Azure Boards or where the Git repository goes?

[13:55] When a new feature is being implemented, is the right place for journaling within the user story or within the pull request?

[18:34] Matt speaks about the level of integration that’s going to be in Azure Boards; how they’re thinking about things right now and where they want to go.

[22:35] A word from The Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure.

[23:01] Matt talks about their efforts towards new project workflow and integration for Azure Boards.

[24:41] The timeframe Matt’s team is looking at for these new changes.

[25:05] The strides Matt’s team is taking with regards to integration between GitHub and Azure DevOps properties.

[27:02] From a strategy perspective, what’s Matt’s pitch for GitHub being the future premiere offering and why you should migrate?

[35:20] Matt talks about future options for customer feedback within Azure Boards.

[39:04] What Matt recommends listeners follow-up on if they want to learn more.

[40:34] Matt teases the next big thing on the horizon for his team.

 

Mentioned in this Episode:

Azure DevOps

Clear Measure (Sponsor)

Matt Mitrik (LinkedIn)

The Azure DevOps Podcast episode: “Phil Haack on DevOps at GitHub”

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The Azure DevOps Podcast episode: “Aaron Bjork on Driving Team Productivity and Promoting Culture Through Azure DevOps”

 

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