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Azure DevOps Podcast

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Dec 2, 2019

Just a few short weeks ago, Microsoft held its Ignite conference. Over 29k people filled the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. It was a very energy-filled week! And your host, Jeffrey Palermo, had the privilege of being on staff this year as a part of the Community Reporter Team.


The night before the conference, Jeffrey hosted a Party with Palermo event — an event he has been doing since 2005 (with the first one being just an open call to gather for dinner at a hotel restaurant!) Since then, he’s had at least one Party with Palermo every year following — this year being no exception.


In this episode, Jeffrey interviews a number of people at the party. And hopefully, you’ll find just a few more community leaders to follow after listening to today’s show!


Topics of Discussion:

[:38] Be sure to visit AzureDevOps.Show for past episodes and show notes!

[:47] About today’s special episode!

[2:18] Kicking off the first of the interviews, Jeffrey first speaks with Greg Leonardo and David Neal!

[3:06] David speaks about what he is looking forward to during Microsoft Ignite.

[3:46] David plugs the company he works for, Okta!

[4:22] Greg speaks about what he’s doing this week at Microsoft Ignite.

[5:28] Jeffrey thanks David and Greg for joining him.

[5:46] Jeffrey’s next guests, Stan Schultes and Sarah Hand, introduce themselves and share what they’re looking forward to during the party and conference.

[8:08] Jeffrey welcomes on his next guest, Walt Richard!

[9:31] Walt speaks about what he’ll be doing at the conference and what he’s most interested in checking out.

[11:30] Jeffrey thanks Walt for joining him.

[11:36] A word from Azure DevOps Podcast’s sponsor: Clear Measure.

[12:00] Jeffrey gives some brief announcements.

[13:45] Jeffrey’s next guest, John Callaway, introduces himself.

[14:35] John shares his plans for this week at Ignite.

[15:22] Jeffrey thanks John for joining!

[15:25] Jeffrey’s next guest, Constantine, introduces himself.

[15:35] Constantine shares what he is looking forward to at Microsoft Ignite.

[18:00] Jeffrey thanks Constantine for joining him.

[18:03] Scott Cate, Jeffrey’s next guest, introduces himself and explains what he’s doing at Microsoft Ignite this week!

[23:18] Jeffrey welcomes on his next guest, Damian Brady!

[23:44] Damian speaks about his focus for the week of the conference.

[23:59] Damian speaks about his current role at Microsoft and what he’s been up to lately with his work.

[27:35] Jeffrey welcomes Laurent Bugnion to the podcast!

[27:46] Laurent speaks about the talks he’s going to be doing at Microsoft Ignite.

[31:04] Laurent gives the sessions code for those looking to later stream his sessions from the conference.

[31:34] Laurent gives his social media handles so you can follow him online!

[31:58] Jeffrey closes out this week’s show.


Mentioned in this Episode:

Azure DevOps

Clear Measure (Sponsor)

.NET DevOps Bootcamp 2020 — January 16th & 17th in Austin, T.X.

.NET DevOps for Azure: A Developer's Guide to DevOps Architecture the Right Way, by Jeffrey Palermo — Pre-order on Amazon here! — Click here to download the .NET DevOps for Azure ebook! — Visit to get your hands on two free books to give away at conferences or events!

Jeffrey Palermo’s Youtube

Jeffrey Palermo’s Twitter Follow to stay informed about future events! Email Jeffrey for a free 30-point DevOps inspection (regularly priced at $5000!) Spaces are limited!

Microsoft Ignite Conference 

AKA.MS/MSIgniteOnDemand — Visit to watch sessions from the Microsoft Ignite conference!

O’Reilly Media
David Neal

Greg Leonardo
Tampa Community Connect


Stan Schultes
Sara Hand

Spark Growth

John Callaway

The 6 Figure Developer Podcast with John Callaway

Scott Hunter

Scott Cate

Damian Brady

Laurent Bugnion

Laurent Bugnion’s Twitter


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