Don Jones

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Bryan writes: How can a small, mainly click-next-admin team/culture best get started on the journey toward Infrastructure-as-code, build-test-deploy / Release Pipeline? I see many blogs and books about more mainstream DevOps, but our shop is more like the one referred to in the Microsoft / Chef Release Pipeline whitepaper, where we only create and maintain …

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As I’ve written here before, I do believe that the current concept of “operating system,” at least with regard to servers, is on the way out. Not quickly, of course – these things take time – but faster than you might think. So I wanted to take a moment to perform a little thought experiment: …

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It’s been fun to watch Microsoft pitch cloud, cloud, cloud, Azure, cloud, fluffy cloud, with relatively little attention devoted to Windows Server these days. In fact, I’m told it almost caused a semi-rebellion in the Windows Server team, who was all like, “um, we bring in eleventy billion bucks a year, love us please?” But …

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In the past few months, I’ve engaged in a number of discussions on trust. Specifically, in relation to software found on the internet, and most specifically with regard to software in public repositories like PowerShellGallery.com, a NuGet repo, an NPM repo, and so on. I’ll lay out some of what people have told me, offer some observations, …

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