The Browser Lab, Browser OS testing on Azure.

Testing different types of browsers from the Cloud is a great scenario. Virtual machine images can be configured with all kind of browsers. Team members create an instance from an image the moment that browser needs to be tested, and throws the VM away when done. An optimal Cloud scenario. Azure. U... [More]

Azure Dev/Test Lab on Azure Management Knowledge needs.

The knowledge and expertise for creating dev and test labs spans multiple knowledge areas. From Cloud knowledge which contain building images and writing scripts for provisioning, till making the proper decision when to use and create the Dev/Test infrastructure and what is the needed infrastructure... [More]

Dev/Test Lab Management on Azure, what is your test infrastructure

Before you can start using a Dev/Test Lab on Azure you have to think about what is in the lab. It can be a complete production environment (not that obvious) or just a single machine with an app and everything in between.   Example Enterprise Dev/Test Infrastructure. From lower left, a data... [More]

Sogeti finalist Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management Partner of the Year 2015

Happy to mention we got awarded as finalist for the Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management partner of the Year 2015. See the Worldwide Partner Conference site. The credits go mainly to or adoption accelerator for Dev and Test on Azure service, OneShare. It is a nice follow up on or 2011 C... [More]

Organize, start, stop, schedule (and snooze) Azure VM’s and stay within your Azure MSDN benefit boundary.

I can’t use my MSDN Azure benefit anymore, because I forgot to switch off a Virtual Machine.   It happens too often. Although it is easy to schedule a virtual Machine via the Azure portal (see: Script Center and azure automation ), users still forget to configure it or don’t take the time o... [More]

OneShare promo video …

Already did a lot of post about Development and Test on Azure … see small list below. Now a promotional video about our Dev and Test services …   Make your team cost aware … cost driven development The DevOps battle field … provision, configure and deploy environments. Insight an... [More]

Make your team cost aware … cost driven development.

Cost is an interesting thing when developing on and for Azure. A team now has direct influence on the run cost of the different environments. Not only development and test but also staging and production is in their influence zone. With the right insight in environment cost a team can make archi... [More]

The DevOps battle field … provision, configure and deploy environments.

The current battle field in the software industry is among the provisioning and configuring of environments, specially cloud environments. To live the DevOps dream one of the skills a team must have is the capability to be fast and flexible in the provisioning, configuring and usages of environmen... [More]

Insight and Self Servicing needs for Dev & Test Teams

Two important aspects must be given to teams who work from and on Azure. Insight and Self Servicing. Insight. Insight in usages of Azure resources (and money) in relation to the team activities. When you are in the automation business, you are lazy by default. Team members will forget to switch of... [More]

3 Challenges when Testing from and on the Cloud.

When adopting the Cloud for your test work it comes with several challenges. Looking at the different usages flavors of the cloud for teams, read: Cloud usage flavors for Development and Test teams, then every flavors has its own challenges. Challenge 1: Team Workspace in the Cloud – Test Environme... [More]