Microsoft and Equinox IT

If you’re a tech startup, CTO, IT Manager or programmer, come and hear about how Microsoft Azure DevOps (formerly Visual Studio Team Services) is helping New Zealand businesses deliver more value – and faster.

You need to deliver business value faster than ever before.

Microsoft and Equinox IT would like to invite you to hear about successful business transformations using Azure DevOps. We will cover common problems businesses are experiencing, best practices for adoption and new features in Azure DevOps.

There is no charge for this event. Breakfast and morning tea will be provided. There is a restricted number of places available, so please register early.


8:00am – 8:30am: Breakfast

8:30am – 8:40am: Session 1: Introduction

8:40am – 9:05am: Why DevOps? The reasons we see New Zealand businesses making the change – and some pitfalls of getting it wrong

  • The downward spiral
  • How to move fast without breaking things
  • Bridging the gap between Dev and Ops
  • The importance of both organisation and culture change

9:05am – 9:25am: Stories of Azure DevOps adoption by New Zealand businesses

  • Transforming a development team through Agile to Continuous Delivery and DevOps
  • Creating Minimum Viable Products quickly while minimising re-work
  • Designing Azure for CI/CD and Infrastructure As Code

9:25am – 10:05am: Microsoft Azure DevOps

  • App innovation from Microsoft – cross device, open & hybrid cloud, data-driven intelligence
  • The Value of Azure DevOps
  • Working with Azure DevOps – Products within Azure DevOps
  • How does an Azure DevOps solution look?
  • The power of choice

10:05am – 10:15am: Session 1: Wrap-up

10:15am – 10:35am: Morning Tea

10:35am – 11:45am: Session 2: Azure DevOps examples and demonstrations

  • Some of the practical problems that can be addressed by embracing DevOps
  • How to adopt Azure DevOps, migrating workloads and enabling your teams
  • Configuring Azure Continuous Delivery Pipelines to best practices
  • Using Azure and Azure DevOps to enable Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

11:45am – 12pm: Questions & Answers, event wrap-up

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Auckland – Azure Dev-Ops Event

Date: Wednesday, 25 March 2020
Time: 8:00 AM -12:00 PM
Venue: Cliftons Auckland Level 4, 45 Queen Street Auckland CBD
Register here

Wellington – Azure Dev-Ops Event

Date: Thursday, 26 March 2020
Time: 8:00 AM -12:00 PM
Venue: Cliftons Wellington Level 28, 100 Willis Street Wellington CBD
Register here

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