Category Archives: DevOps

How to fix 8000000A error when building VDPROJ

The Microsoft Visual Studio Setup Project is an old technology to create installer developed by Microsoft. It is out of support from nearly a decade and not present in Visual Studio anymore but when I visit customer sites I find legacy technologies and I need to deal with it on the short-term. A couple of… Continue reading How to fix 8000000A error when building VDPROJ

DevOps journeys series – Vertica release pipeline with Azure DevOps – Ep. 01 – development (part 2)

Intro In the previous post we’ve described the idea behind the automation we’re trying to implement on a scenario based on MicroFocus Vertica database. How it works This “sandbox” is not a real isolated development workstation. Let’s separate it into two parts, the first one for the development on everything but Vertica (Windows local workstation) … Continue reading DevOps journeys series – Vertica release pipeline with Azure DevOps – Ep. 01 – development (part 2)

Two tech events in Parma, the city of food

SQL Saturday Parma, six years in a row. DevOpsHeroes, four. Parma has been a great place to reach, also for technical events. I’ve started organizing the first SQL Saturday in my birthplace in November 2014. After two years I tried to create a brand-new event, when the DevOps culture started to grow and when the … Continue reading Two tech events in Parma, the city of food

Reduce your build time with parallelism in Azure DevOps

A faster CI process with parallelism in Azure DevOps.

DevOps journeys series – Vertica release pipeline with Azure DevOps – Ep. 01 – development (part 1)

Intro As a consultant, life could be difficult when it comes to manage platform like Vertica, a columnar RDBMS by MicroFocus. Speaking about DevOps, database management systems like this one neither is well supported by built-in tools nor by any third party suites. In my experience, which is focused on the Microsoft SQL Server world, … Continue reading DevOps journeys series – Vertica release pipeline with Azure DevOps – Ep. 01 – development (part 1)

Deploy a new IIS Web Site with Azure DevOps Pipelines

I was experimenting with deploying a completely new Web Site to a machine with a brand new IIS installation to see what are the required parameter to do a basic deployment.I share here my findings. The best approach is to deploy with a deployment group job. This way can use the IIS tasks that Microsoft… Continue reading Deploy a new IIS Web Site with Azure DevOps Pipelines

GLV OnAir Febbraio 2019 – Video Link

Qualche settimana fa GLV ha trasmesso il suo episodio di GLV OnAir di febbraio 2019. La puntata è andata in onda col solito formato di 3 sessioni da 30 minuti ciascuna che elenco qui di seguito: GLV OnAir 2019-02- Terraform For Azure: the Good, the bad and the Ugly (Giulio Vian) GLV OnAir 2019-02- DevOps… Continue reading GLV OnAir Febbraio 2019 – Video Link

Friend of Redgate 2019

This year starts with a good news:

Here is the list of people in the directory.
Stay tuned!

DevOpsHeroes 2018 – Another brick in the wall

Event details DevOpsHeroes has been a great event, again! We didn’t expect so many people and we could not imagine that the feedback would be so good. Quick facts: Subscription: 244 (150 the past year) Attendees: 122 (94 the past year) drop: 50% (38% the past year) Attendee’s satisfaction The following radar chart is about […]

Posting SQL Server notifications to Slack

Introduction Automation, proactive monitoring, repeatability, reducing waste of time and technical debt. This is something you should know about when trying to do some DevOps. Why automation? Because you can reduce technical debt and the number of failures that can happen with a manual interaction. You can create environments using a provisioning procedure without falling […]