DevOps: An IT Pro Guide

DevOps is one of the most written-about terms in the world of agile development and continuous delivery. Join the conversation, and explore the critical role that the IT Professional plays in DevOps. From this foundational event, learn how DevOps can help you accelerate delivery of software and updates, optimize resources, and reduce mean time to repair. This event is hosted by DevOps expert David Tesar and IT Pro Evangelist Morgan Webb. Hear how to build and grow a high-trust relationship between the Business, Development, and Operations teams throughout all phases of Application Lifecycle Management.

This half-day session explores relevant high-level, on-premises, and public cloud scenarios, highlighting System Center, Azure, and Visual Studio Online technologies. Bring your questions, and don't miss this transformative Jump Start!

Course Outline:

  • Plan
  • Develop
  • Release
  • Operate
  • Closing
Instructor Team
David Tesar | Microsoft Program Manager | @dtzar

David Tesar began his tenure at Microsoft in July 2002 as Support Escalation Engineer for Networking and Directory Services in Texas, moved to a role as a Premier Field Engineer in Washington, and, since 2007, has worked as a Technical Evangelist for the worldwide Developer Platform Evangelism (DPE) team.

David works closely with Microsoft product teams to "share the good news" of IT Pro‒relevant software through creation of technical content, speaking at various Microsoft and industry-sponsored events, shooting hundreds of video interviews, leading the weekly Edge Show with monthly episodes on DevOps, and working on projects directly with customers.

As an Evangelist, he has focused on various Forefront Security products, Internet Explorer, Azure, Office 365, Windows Intune, Windows Server, and System Center. DevOps is David's current focus, and he works with customers and internal development teams who create various applications, primarily built on Azure.

Morgan Webb | Microsoft IT Pro Evangelist | @morgan_MSFT

Morgan Webb currently works for Microsoft as a Technical Evangelist, with a focus on the Cloud OS, System Center, and virtualization. He delivers technical IT Camps within the MEA region, and he has been a regular speaker at TechEd Africa for the last five years, at TechEd Australia, and at Boot Camps held with select Enterprise customers.

Along with public speaking, when engaging with Enterprise customers, Morgan's focus is on ensuring that there is a clear communication channel and understanding between business and IT Professionals.

His background before joining Microsoft was in Solution Architecture, enabling customers to realize their investments in Microsoft solutions.

Live Event Details
May 7, 2014
9:00am-2:00pm PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: IT Pro

​A high-level knowledge of System Center and Azure.