Learn release management best-practices with Azure Well-Architected Framework

Robby Millsap joins David Blank-Edelman to discuss the how the Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Operational Excellence Pillar can help you reduce toil and friction in your release cycle.
✔️ Resources:
Microsoft Azure Well-Architected Framework https://aka.ms/azenable/56/04
Overview of the Operational Excellence pillar https://aka.ms/azenable/56/01
Operational Excellence | Learn Module https://aka.ms/azenable/56/03
Azure Well-Architected Review https://aka.ms/azenable/56/02

Explore the Azure Landing Zones https://aka.ms/azenable/58/01
0:00 Introduction
2:22 How can Operational Excellence address some of the many problems we're having in our release cycle?
2:10 How can we reduce toil?
2:55 How can we optimize our release process?
3:34 How can automation and just-in-time permissions help us reduce toil?
4:19 What are some of the other benefits of automation?
5:14 What are some other ways we can reduce friction in our deployments?
6:23 What are some methods for reducing configuration drift?
7:30 Apart from unit tests, what other types of tests should we be running?
8:09 How can we decrease unexpected faults once we deploy?
8:54 What's the best way to avoid those "down for maintenance" screens when we're deploying new code?
9:50 How can I avoid having to replicate my entire production environment to facilitate blue and green deployments?
10:15 Where can I go to learn more about the Well-Architected Framework?

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