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Dec 17, 2018

Today’s episode is all about the future of Azure Pipelines. To discuss this topic is Chris Patterson, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft.

Chris has been working at Microsoft for over 13 years — starting in 2005 as a Technology Specialist, then transitioned into his current role in 2006. His focus is on the Team Build features of Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Team Services.

In this episode, Jeffrey and Chris discuss how the infrastructure of Azure Pipelines is changing, what a build will mean in the future, the goal of Azure Pipelines evolution, and more.


Tune in to hear today’s conversation about the future of Azure Pipelines!


Topics of Discussion:

[1:07] About today’s episode with Chris Patterson.

[1:30] What Chris was excited for at the Microsoft Connect 2018 Conference.

[2:30] Chris’s background working at Microsoft.

[5:30] Chris outlines what’s in store for the future of Azure Pipelines, starting by looking at the past.

[7:50] The goal of what Azure Pipelines is evolving into.

[8:47] Will it be difficult to move into this change (or evolution)?

[11:02] How close does Chris think they’ll get to Jeremy Epling’s vision of the future of Pipelines? And how soon?

[14:40] A word from Azure DevOps sponsor: Clear Measure.

[15:08] The changes to come in the Pipelines infrastructure, and what users can use right now in Windows Containers vs. what they have to wait for (come next year).

[20:53] Some occasional downsides with Windows Containers.

[23:25] Chris and Jeffrey discuss the recent performance improvement.

[30:26] What does “shift the product right” mean?

[34:52] Jeffrey and Chris talk log analytics, DevOps diagnostics, and workflows.

[37:30] Resources Chris recommends listeners follow up on.


Mentioned in this Episode:

Azure DevOps

Azure Pipelines

Microsoft Connect Conference


Azure Devops Podcast: Jeremy Epling on Azure Pipelines

Clear Measure (Sponsor)

Windows Containers

Azure Kubernetes Service (AKS)

Service Fabric

Azure Pipelines Agent Docker

VS 2019 Preview


Azure Repos



Want to Learn More?

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Follow Up with Our Guest:

Chris Patterson’s LinkedIn

Chris Patterson’s Twitter

Chris Patterson’s GitHub Profile