Speakers: Ognyan Guglev & Radi Atanassov
In this session we will share how we maintain our environments for development, quality assurance and demonstration purposes. We've put in a lot of thought into optimising what we do and to deliver a highly-available, performing experience to our delivery teams.
For our work we have over 90 farms, so the challenges in maintaining them are not insignificant. Due to advances in the SharePoint platform we believe it is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain SharePoint environments for every project, client or product. We have a strong requirement to be flexible and efficient on hardware and at the same time be able to spawn development environments on demand. Automation here with SCVMM is key to a sustainable work front.
We will discuss our goals as a consultancy company, how we deal with licenses, whether we prefer centralised or decentralised team environments, how to automate VM's with Service Center Virtual Machine Manager, how to deal with Microsoft SQL and Active Directory, DNS and IP addresses, what we do to make the developer's time as productive as possible and a whole set of other tips and tricks we put in place. We will also share our Apps development and Office 365 development landscapes.
Overall, this session is infrastructure focused, but will be valuable and practical both for administrators and developers, it will cover experiences for both sides of the spectrum.