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Azure DevOps Podcast

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Jun 24, 2024

As the president of Tegaaa Solutions, a DevOps consulting firm, Étienne helps clients achieve optimal performance and efficiency in their software development processes. With over 30 years of IT experience and 20 years of Microsoft specialization, he has the skills and knowledge to provide tailored solutions for any DevOps challenge.


He is passionate about sharing his expertise and best practices with the IT community as a Microsoft MVP for TFS and Azure DevOps since 2006, and a regular speaker at local technical conferences and user groups since 2005. He also offers mentoring and training for organizations using Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server and designs enterprise and application architectures for projects of all sizes. His mission is to empower developers and organizations to leverage the power of DevOps and Azure to deliver high-quality software faster and better.


Topics of Discussion:

[3:30] Étienne’s career progression from mechanical engineering to software development.

[6:14] Yes, Étienne was TFS before it was cool.

[7:14] Étienne’s interesting specialization in aerodynamics.

[11:18] Not making things too complicated.

[12:49] Étienne’s interest in the building process.

[14:07] Building the blueprint.

[17:08] GitHub vs. Azure DevOps for enterprise use.

[19:49] Microsoft's struggle with GitHub's repo-centric approach in the enterprise.

[24:17] The key differences in how work is tracked.

[28:10 What is Entra ID?

[34:08] Agility is becoming a religion, where it needs to be more of a spirit.

[38:04] Kanban system for managing work in progress.

[46:24] Implementing Azure DevOps for beginners, with tips and resources.


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