Technical debt slows down the ability of development teams to make changes in code, whether it’s adding new features, or fixing issues. DevOps aims to remove hurdles from getting features deployed to production by standardising and automating the delivery pipeline, and Agile processes aim to make the act of development itself more efficient and incremental. But, although both are necessary to be deliver business value faster, they are not sufficient where the code is carrying a lot of debt: development remains a bottleneck in that case. This talk will show how active management of technical debt can be incorporated into an Agile, DevOps workflow, by measuring debt as part of continuous integration, then using baselines and policies to prevent new debt being introduced and to manage down existing debt. It will be illustrated with demos that combine the capabilities of Visual Studio Online, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio and SonarQube.
Exchange hybrid deployments are one of the most common Office 365 configurations. In this session, we dig into the architecture of hybrid deployments, review the deployment options, discuss the capabilities of the hybrid configuration wizard, and review the co-existence user experiences.
Enabling existing .NET (and other Win32) desktop applications to become part of the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) ecosystem is a key part of the Windows 10 vision. This session will cover in detail the technologies that will enable you to convert your desktop application to a UWP app. We'll demonstrate how to take advantage of UWP features to further enhance your .NET desktop apps.