Are you looking for an efficient way to dev/test in Windows Azure and you want to track your release process by automating your deployments for repeatable success? Are you struggling with a manual and error-prone release and deployment process which frustrates you every day? Are you looking for automation that is the same across different environments (Dev-Test-Acceptance-Production)? Do you need to build/package your application only once and deploy it with the exact same bits to any provisioned environment? Do you want to setup a formal approval workflow to promote a release to the next stage? If so, come and learn about the new release management features for Cloud scenarios. Visual Studio Release Management (VS 2013 Update 4) now also integrates with Visual Studio Online and is able to target Windows Azure VMs.
Pieter Gheysens is the founder of Sparkles (www.sparkles.be) and focuses as a Visual Studio ALM MVP and Certified Scrum Master on Application Lifecycle Management solutions for the Microsoft .NET Development Platform based on Team Foundation Server. During the last years, Pieter has been involved in many large enterprise development projects as a an ALM/TFS expert. He's passionate about setting up the optimal team development environment to deliver high quality software and strives to get the best out of people, tools and processes. You can read about his experiences at intoalm.net.