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Azure DevOps Podcast

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Dec 3, 2018

In this episode, Jeffrey Palermo is joined by Jamie Cool to discuss what’s going on in Azure DevOps! Jamie is the Director of Program Management for Microsoft. In his role he manages dozens of Program Managers all around the world, shipping loads of features on the platform. He has been at Microsoft for 20 years now. When he was first interviewing out of college, he was very intrigued by the PM role, and so he tried out for the role at Microsoft — and the rest is history.


Today, Jamie and Jeffrey dive deep into what the internal roadmap is looking like for Microsoft’s DevOps transformation and discuss some of the big shifts that Jamie is currently working on. Jamie also talks about what is happening around the GitHub acquisition, where he sees DevOps headed in the future, and gives his advice on what you should be keeping an eye out for as a Visual Studio Developer.


Topics of Discussion:

[:47] About today’s episode and guest.

[1:39] How Jamie ended up in his current role and his career journey.

[6:23] What the internal roadmap is looking like for Microsoft’s DevOps transformation.

[13:30] The next big shifts for the Microsoft transformation that Jamie is currently working on.

[18:20] A word from Azure DevOps sponsor: Clear Measure.

[18:48] How Azure DevOps is supporting open source software.

[20:13] Jamie explains what is going on now that Microsoft has acquired GitHub.

[23:35] The evolution of DevOps and where Jamie sees it headed in the future.

[31:20] Does Jamie see Containers being the way to package up an application in the future?

[32:51] Jamie’s advice to listeners on what they should be using now and keeping an eye on in the future.

[33:57] When to switch to Windows Containers if you haven’t already.

[35:22] What Jamie thinks listeners should be following up on!


Mentioned in this Episode:

Azure DevOps

Azure DevOps Youtube Channel

Azure DevOps Twitter

Clear Measure (Sponsor)


CI/CD Pipeline

Azure Artifacts

GitHub Acquisition

Azure Boards

Azure Pipelines


.NET Core

Windows Containers


Want to Learn More?

Visit AzureDevOps.Show for show notes and additional episodes.


Follow Up with Our Guest:

Jamie Cool’s LinkedIn