When companies endeavor to move their applications and services to the cloud, they tend to worry more about security up front. Interestingly, platforms such as Azure provide an even more secure environment than most self-managed co-location facilities can hope to offer, not to mention the plethora of features on the platform that help you secure your solutions end to end. In this session Michele will review the mini-avalanche that comprises Azure security across all features. Taking the architect's view of the platform, she'll cover best practices for securing Azure solutions end to end and discuss the tangential benefits of moving to Azure and how it can help you with checking the boxes on those pesky security surveys.
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 standardizing 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.
Day 3 of Imagine Cup and the presentations of the Innovation, Games and World Citizenship just took place. Students had 10 minutes to present to the judges and tomorrow we find out who gets 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. Pablo and Golnaz catch up with one team from the Innovation category to see how they felt the with their presentation!