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Dec 10, 2018

In today’s episode Jeffrey is joined by Jeremy Epling, Head of Product for Azure Pipelines and a Principal Group Program Manager at Microsoft. He has been a leader at Microsoft for over 15 years in various roles.

There’s a lot going on in the DevOps space with Azure right now — and in particular, with Azure Pipelines. Jeremy is incredibly passionate about the current progress being made and is excited to discuss all the new features coming to Pipelines in today’s episode!


Topics of Discussion:

[:48] About today’s episode with Jeremy Epling.

[1:07] Jeffrey welcomes Jeremy to the podcast.

[1:27] Jeremy speaks about his journey at Microsoft and what he’s worked on over the years.

[2:30] Jeremy gives a rundown of the new features coming to Azure Pipelines.

[8:34] Jeremy explains how IntelliSense with VSCode works and the capabilities it has added in.

[11:19] Jeremy talks about how the same editor in VSCode (Monaco) is in Azure Repos and is going to become the YAML Pipeline editor in Azure Pipelines.

[12:52] A word from Azure DevOps sponsor: Clear Measure.

[13:18] How long is it going to be until people can use these new features? And the new features that are currently being worked on (to come early 2019).

[15:18] How close is Azure Pipelines to an all-encompassing, forkable experience?

[19:33] How does Rosalind being converted impact listeners today vs. down the road.

[22:03] Jeremy outlines some public projects that demonstrate the interconnectedness of all of these features (creating a productive environment for teams to work in).

[25:34] Is there a discoverable way to peruse public projects at this point in time?

[27:56] Jeffrey and Jeremy discuss what users can do with Windows Containers and future innovations.

[32:47] Jeremy explains the new Windows Container Hosted Agent feature and performance scenarios.

[41:11] The latest pushes to making Azure Pipelines better.

[43:08] Jeremy reflects on the mission of his team and why it works so well.

[44:00] How and where to reach out to Jeremy online!


Mentioned in this Episode:

Azure DevOps

Azure Pipelines

Azure Repos



Python Library





IntelliSense in Visual Studio Code

Monaco Editor

Clear Measure (Sponsor)


Windows Containers

@Jeremy_Epling on Twitter

Azure Container Registry

Matt Cooper’s LinkedIn

Cloud Build

#AzureDevOps on Twitter

@AzureDevOps on Twitter


Want to Learn More?

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Follow Up with Our Guest:

Jeremy Epling’s LinkedIn

Jeremy Epling’s Twitter