The Cloud opens up new possibilities in the Dev/Test area. Test environments can be created and torn down without investing in on-premises infrastructure. You can even create developer environments that can be pre-configured to run your application and save it as an image. Microsoft Azure also has the ability to create Runbooks that allow you to automate tasks such as shutting down and starting up VMs to save on compute costs. This talk will cover how to create an image and a Runbook that will start and stop VMs in a Resource Group on a scheduled basis.
Brian Minisi is a Principal Consultant for Neudesic. A Microsoft MVP and ALM Ranger, Brian is a frequent speaker at code camps and user groups. He is also an organizer of the Philly ALM User Group and the Philly Azure User Group. Brian is also a board member of the TechBash conference held in the Poconos each year. He has been working with Microsoft technologies since 1998 and has been working in .NET since 2001. He is passionate about architecture and all aspects of the application lifecycle, cloud and DevOps.