Tuesday, November 25, 2014

[DevOps Day 2014] DevOps Conference in Paris

My company Cellenza has organized a DevOps Day together with Microsoft France. We have invited managers in the morning and technical guys in the afternoon. The goal was to share our knowledge and experiences on how to transform enterprises and adopt the DevOps approach. You can find the dedicated website with the agenda here.

I have presented the DevOps Keynote together with Stéphane Goudeau. It contains the history, the stakes, the challenges and a high level view of the Microsoft solutions, which allow to implement DevOps efficiently.

You can find the slides in French on slideshare or just review them below :

We have also worked together on a Whitepaper in French on the subject. As of today there are not many Whitepapers on how to apply DevOps using Microsoft solutions written in French, so please fee free to download it, give me some feedback and share it if you like it !


You can find the whitepaper and our dedicated website here:

Do you already have a DevOps approach ? Is it working for you ? Do you like the Microsoft tools shown in my slides ? What are your findings and problems ? Please feel free to discuss in the comments section !


Friday, November 14, 2014

[.NET 2015] Open-Source and Cross-Platform for .NET

Some major news have been announced this week: .NET is going open-source (Core Stack from ASP.NET to the Runtime and the Framework) and cross-platform (Linux, Mac, etc…). That could as well be the most important announcement in the IT industry since years and maybe even the most impacting one for the coming years in the future !

The .NET 2015 Wave

It effectively means that could can review the platform source code as well as extend and participate in the future of .NET. Yes, you can be a direct actor and add features that you would like to see or help fixing bugs ! There will be some governance processes but open source means that will now have all the goodness of community driven projects while maintaining the support of Microsoft. I think that this is a major shift in how Microsoft is pushing forward its development technologies and I am very happy in how it is done !

And if this would not be enough, they have also announced that .NET is coming to Linux and Mac, which effectively means that you can run your applications nearly everywhere in the future !

Another big announcement is the next version of Visual Studio 2015 as well as the Community Edition, which is going to be free for educational and community usages. Now you have everything to actively participate and write code for .NET while using your preferred Development IDE (depending on the usage even for free) and the public .NET github repository. Microsoft now embraces the community in wyas we have never seen before !


The future is shining bright ! Lets make .NET the platform of the future together, everyone in the community is concerned and I hope that many of the experts of the other languages will at least try it out and maybe use it extensively when they see that it is really a very powerful and efficient platform.

Here are some further links on the different subjects: