Azure DevTest Labs.

As a modern DevOps team you need different kind of environments during the realization of a software system. The availability of environments is of great importance for the speed of delivering that piece of value for the business. With this availability is often the problem which slows teams down. O... [More]

Building a DevOps Assessment tool with VSTS, Azure PaaS and OneShare in minutes.

A few weeks ago we joined a global DevOps hackathon from the Netherlands. Our team, creative named ‘DutchOps’, decided to make a DevOps Assessment tool. The hackathon was mainly about sharing, building and transferring DevOps knowledge.  The System. The realized system is cloud only. A Document... [More]

Manage Azure VM’s, Free Sogeti OneShare O365 Add-in available in the Store.

Start, stop, schedule, snooze, categorize and get mail notifications on start stop actions and usages, capabilities available in the free Sogeti OneShare Office 365 add-in. Go to you Office 365 Store and look for OneShare, or got to the setting in a site  and search for the add-in with id WA104... [More]

The Time of DevTest Labs is over. DevOps to the Max.

The evolution of DevTest Labs with DTAP environments, cloud, containers, toggles and serverless platforms. New platform capabilities and architectural patterns will change the need of a DevTest Lab. Environments Dev/Test Labs are used in software development for decades. Different types of environ... [More]

Azure Resource Groups for Dev/Test environment in Sogeti OneShare.

With Azure Resource Manager the real power and benefit of Azure for your Development and Test environments comes to live. Cloud for Dev/Test. When using Azure for your development and test work you want to have the benefits of the cloud in its full potential. Lower costs by only consuming what you ... [More]

Image / Subscription management for you Dev/Test Lab Environments

A Dev/Test Lab normally doesn't exists out of one VM. Probably it will have multiple VM's, some are Azure default Images some are custom made images. Also a Dev/Test Lab won't be used by a single team, but more teams will probably use and reuse the Dev/Test Lab artifacts. A Dev/Test Lab will probab... [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]

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]