New DevOps Screencasts, a Video and Webinar

Today we published three new screencasts and a video featuring the DevOps work we are doing with Vagrant, Puppet and Chef:

Screencasts

The first - "Using Virtual Machine Images for Community Development in an Open Source Project" - provides some insight into how open source communities may use Vagrant, cloud hosted VMs and Virtual Machine images from repositories such as VM Depot to help engage passers-by, transform them into users and eventually into committers.

A couple of others take a closer look at at how Vagrant and configuration management tools such as Chef and Puppet can help ensure that your design, development, test and operations teams are all working in near identical environments. These can be viewed through the following links:

Video Demo

Visual Studio users working with Puppet may be interested to view this very quick video demo - "Editing Puppet Files in Visual Studio".

Webinar

In addition, we encourage you to check out a related Webinar scheduled for tomorrow at 11:00 AM PDT. The online session is titled “Puppet Azure: Bringing DevOps to the Enterprise” and it promises to be a delightfully engaging joint presentation from MS Open Tech (myself and Snesha Foss) and Puppet Labs’ Ethan Brown.

We hope you will join us!


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