Join me tomorrow for my Microsoft Ignite session Azure Hold’em DevOps (THR3054) at 13:15 in the OCCC South – Expo Theater #1 (that’s right next to the Microsoft Showcase area and the Expo hall) where I will share five stories on DevOps pains which we encountered whilst working with various customers with offices all across Europe. It will be a blitz-session since it’s full of good information and delivered in only 20 minutes (panic mode ON :-o). Also make sure you add the session to your Session Scheduler and add a reminder to your agenda.

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Additionally, I’m happy to announce that during tomorrow’s Ignite keynote I will be seated in the VIP section and, just because of that, I decided to report live the best Azure announcements – so it will be a curated list based on my personal opinions and own thoughts. If you’re interested, make sure you follow me on Twitter or LinkedIn, where I will post all of these.

See you at Microsoft Ignite!

 

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There’s a lot to say in very short time:

  1. Attended Build 2012 in Redmond! Awesome!!! I really have to tell you more about how well MS organizes such events!
  2. Passed the Professional Scrum Master I assesment! Here comes # 2!
  3. Passes 70-483 exam from Microsoft. And if you’re wondering, the answer is no. They didn’t publish the preparation materials yet, nor the self-paced training kits nor anything! And for the sake of writing some more stuff here, of course I didn’t study for a minute for this exam, since I took it while attending Build 2012 :)
  4. Last but definittely not least, I got married too!

As for Build 2012, I had the chance to talk to Mark Russinovich, the guy responsible for Sysinternals and one of the guys on the Azure team (for two years already), who had an extraordinary talk on the internal stuff regarding Windows Azure, with Scott Guthrie, the Microsoft corporate VP for the Developer Division who had some great talks on Windows Azure and with lots and lots of developers on the Microsoft campus about Windows 8 (regarding Store apps, ReFS, power management etc.), Azure Storage, SQL Databases on Windows Azure, VS 2012 and also to some MS Parterners.

I absolutely loved the conference and I’m definittely willing to tell you more about it, if you want! Just contact me and we’ll gradly chat about it!

BR,

Alex

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