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WinOps 2017

20th - 21st of September 2017

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The world’s only dedicated conference to 'DevOps in a Windows World'.

The conference was about discovering and sharing experiences of using products and tools within the Microsoft DevOps world such as: PowerShell, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy, Azure, Vagrant, Chocolatey, AppDynamics, ScriptRock, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Docker etc...

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Workshop Sponsorship


20th September - Day 1

Maximise your presence at WinOps 2017 by hosting a half day workshop. Each workshop allows you to showcase your products and projects to up to 100 delegates, in a hands on technical session; putting your company at the forefront of their technical solutions.

WinOps Sponsor Chef

Workshop 1 - Chef

Details TBC

WinOps Sponsor Chocolatey

Workshop 2 - Chocolatey

Details TBC

WinOps Sponsor Puppet

Workshop 3 - Puppet

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WinOps 2017 Sponsor Docker

Workshop 4 - Docker

Details TBC

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Workshop Available

2017 Sponsors


21st September - Day 2

We’d love you to join us for this year’s WinOps event exploring and promoting DevOps on Windows.

Microsoft

Event Partner

WinOps Sponsor Chef

Platinum Sponsor

Jet Brains

Gold Sponsor

Puppet Labs

Gold Sponsor

WinOps Sponsor Docker

Gold Sponsor

WinOps Sponsor Rubrik

Gold Sponsor

Octopus Deploy

Silver Sponsor

WinOps Sponsor Chocolatey

Lanyard Sponsor

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WinOps 2016


Keynote Speaker

Jeffrey SnoverMicrosoft

Lead Architect for the Windows Server and System Center Division

Speakers

Ed WilsonMicrosoft

AKA Microsoft Scripting Guy

Teresa WilsonPowerShell.org

Scripting Wife

Michael GreeneMicrosoft

Programme Manager

Iris ClassonKonstrukt

Software developer

Richard Siddaway

PowerShell MVP

Richard FennellBlack Marble

Engineering Director

Elton StonemanRabobank

Consultant

Chris O’DellJustEat

Senior Software Engineer

Amy HarmsWorldRemit

Head of Site Reliability Engineering & IT

Matteo EmiliDell

Head of Site Reliability Engineering & IT

Steven WadeSteven Wade Consulting

Principal Consultant

Gael ColasSynEdgy

Cloud Automation Architect

Ryan YatesRe-Digitise

MVP Cloud and Datacenter Management

James SmithDevOpsGuys

CEO

Organising Committee

Hannah FoxwellPendrica

Director

Peter MounceJust Eat

Senior Engineer

Marcus RobinsonMicrosoft

Technical Evangelist

Steve ThairDevOpsGuys

Co-Founder

Alex DoverPrism Digital

Director, DevOps & Infrastructure Division

Sam GorvinPrism Digital

Lead WinOps Consultant

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2016 Agenda

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Tuesday May 24th 2016

Jeffrey Snover
Jeffrey Snover

The Devopsification of Windows Servers

Everyone knows that DevOps is not about technology – it is about culture and process. But some technologies make some certain processes and cultures difficult and other technologies makes them easy.

This session explores why and how Windows Server 2016 was developed with DevOps in mind and what this means to customers adopting a devops workflow.

Iris Classon
Iris Classon
Konstrukt

To the cloud! From on-prem to multi-tenancy

Forrester Research predicted a sixfold increase in the cloud computing market by 2020. With all its promises and possibilities even the smallest of systems is tempted to make the move to the cloud from on-prem. While there are plenty of numbers and predictions, the stories are often left untold as some companies struggle growing up and becoming high cloud maturity companies. In this session one of these stories will be shared,- a small Swedish startup moving from an on-prem single tenant SOA system to an Azure Cloud multi-tenant solution. A small team, many firsts, a limited budget, promises made and contracts signed, I’ll walk you through the (work in progress) architecture and how we got there. The discussions, solutions, limitations and possibilities we encountered, put in the perspective of the cloud maturity research done by the Economist Intelligence unit last year. A tiny star on a big horizon, to the cloud!

Break
10:50-11:00am (10 mins)

Ed Wilson
Ed Wilson

Configuration Management with Azure Automation DSC - Cloud & On-Prem, Windows & Linux

Configuration management at scale, even with PowerShell and PowerShell DSC, can quickly become complicated, error-prone, and unruly. The new Desired State Configuration (DSC) feature of Azure Automation, in the Microsoft’s Operations Management Suite, provides a solution - a central, secure location for all your PowerShell DSC items and reports, that is scalable, reliable, and highly-available. Come learn how it can transform configuration management across your organization, using the PowerShell tools and knowledge you already have.

Michael Greene
Michael Greene

There are benefits to be gained when patterns and practices from developer techniques are applied to operations. Notably, a fully automated solution where infrastructure is managed as code and all changes are automatically validated before reaching production. This is a process shift that is recognized among industry innovators. For organizations already leveraging these processes, it should be clear how to leverage Microsoft platforms. For organizations that are new to the topic, it should be clear how to bring this process to your environment and what it means to your organizational culture. This presentation explains the components of a Release Pipeline for configuration as code, the value to operations, and solutions that are used when designing a new Release Pipeline architecture.

Two live tech demos from:

  • Peter Mounce, JustEat - Chaos Monkey Live
  • TBC

Lunch
12:55-2:00pm (1 hour)

Community Road Show Sessions

Richard Siddaway
Richard Siddaway

Windows 2016 provides two new options for delivering infrastructure and therefore applications - Nano server and Containers (Windows or Hyper-V). In this session you'll learn how to use PowerShell to automate the lifecycle management of these new options and how to integrate them into your devops driven environment.

This session is for anyone needing to understand what nano server and containers can do for them and needing to learn how to manage these infrastructure options.

Attendees will learn the differences and similarities between nano server and more 'traditional' options and gain and understanding of how containers can be best utilised on a Windows platform. They will also see live demonstrations of working with these objects and have the code used in the demo made available as a take away

What are the key technologies you need to understand to delivery DevOps on Windows?

  • Ed Wilson - The Microsoft Scripting Guy
  • Ryan Yates - Powershell MVP
  • Richard Fennell, Black Marble, Visual Studio MVP
  • Elton Stoneman, Azure MVP

Panel Sessions

Gael Colas
Gael Colas
SynEdgy

Configuration Management Theory: Why idempotence and immutability?

We'll discover the reasons why it is a risky bet to not *aim* to manage infrastructure and its configuration with idempotence and immutability at heart.

Sharing real world experience, we'll see why configurations should not be done by humans (it's like playing Djenga), and why what may work at the beginning does not work over a long period of time or scale (pet vs cattle problem).

  • Amy Harms, WorldRemit
  • Hannah Foxwell, Pendrica
  • Steve Wade, Stephen Wade Consulting
  • James Smith, CEO, DevOpsGuys

Break
3:40-3:55pm (15 mins)

Matteo Emili
Matteo Emili

The quick rise of Continuous Delivery in the enterprise means that common problems are often approached the other way round. Concepts like Feature Flags and Testing In Production caused several headaches to developers and QA engineers, especially where they have a wealth of experience about traditional development.

There are some challenges and approaches which are very common, and they still scare newcomers. Let's have a look at a few of these, with the most common solutions.

Peter Mounce
Peter Mounce

DoS yourself in production every night to prove you can take it

At JUST EAT, we haven't had an embarrassing performance regression that we haven't noticed and put right on the same day we deployed it - for over two years now. We also haven't been taken down by unexpected load.

We have around 150 engineers deploying tens of times a week across around 120 different components in production. In 2014, we pushed more than 800 discrete changes and coped with around 50% more traffic as we grew. Our uptime has… gone up.

We don't ​​have engineers run a performance test before we release have engineers run capacity tests every month or so when we remember to Instead, we do something a bit different...

Plenary Session - Panel Session - What does the Future hold?

  • Jeffrey Snover - Microsoft Technical Fellow and inventor of Powershell
  • Michael Greene - Principal Programme Manager at Microsoft in the Enterprise Cloud Group division.
  • Chris O'Dell - co-author of the ebook Continuous Delivery with Windows and .Net
  • Richard Siddaway - Powershell MVP

After party drinks at http://broadgate.thebotanistlondon.com thanks to the generosity of sponsors Squared Up.


Wednesday May 25th 2016

What’s new in Hybrid IT Infrastructure

Join Ed Wilson, The Scripting Guy and Marcus Robinson, Technical Evangelist at Microsoft on a FREE hands-on workshop designed to help you learn how to evolve your datacentre into a true hybrid cloud model to achieve greater efficiency, flexibility and scalability. Attend this deep technical event and learn how to deliver a true hybrid IT infrastructure without sacrificing security, control, or reliability. Take advantage of the powerful capabilities in Windows Server 2016 and Microsoft Azure.



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2016 Sponsors

Microsoft

Event Partner

WinOps Sponsor Chef

Platinum Sponsor

Octopus Deploy

Gold Sponsor

Puppet Labs

Gold Sponsor

Squared Up

Gold Sponsor

Jet Brains

Gold Sponsor

IP Expo

Silver Sponsor

DevOps World

Silver Sponsor

DevOps Guys

Silver Sponsor

Prism Digital

Silver Sponsor

Red Gate

Silver Sponsor

WinOps Sponsor Chocolatey

Lanyard Sponsor

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