The Devopsification of Windows Server 2016

Friday, December 9, 2016 - 11:00am11:45am

Jeffrey Snover, Microsoft


Everyone knows that Devops is not about technology—it is about culture and process. But some technologies make some certain processes and cultures difficult and other technologies makes them easy. This session explores why and how Windows Server 2016 was developed with DevOps in mind and what this means to customers adopting a devops workflow. WS2016 is the largest architectural change since NT and lays the foundation for a cloud-paced world. It introduces:

  • A new Just enough OS base for the OS: NanoServer
  • A new way to package apps: Windows Server Applications (WSA)
  • A new way to configuration systems & applications: Desired State Configuration (DSC)
  • A new way to find, download and set up app/tool repositories: OneGet
  • A new way to test code and the operational validation of environments: Pester and OperationValidation Framework
  • A new way to ensure secure operations: Just Enough Admin
  • New remoting: OpenSSH
  • New isolation and mgmt. model: Containers and Docker on Windows Server

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@conference {201576,
author = {Jeffrey Snover},
title = {The Devopsification of Windows Server 2016},
year = {2016},
address = {Boston, MA},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = dec

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