Marco De Sanctis

My name is Marco and I have an incredible passion for technology which I had the privilege to turn into a job. I’ve been working with .NET since the first beta, focusing on ASP.NET and, more generally, anything that is web related. I’ve been an early adopter of Microsoft Azure – who remembers the portal in Silverlight? :) – and, since its introduction, Cloud technologies have represented the core of my professional interest. Today I work as a freelance Solutions Architect in the beautiful London, focusing on Cloud transformation. Getting involved in the .NET and Azure community is also a key aspect of my profession: I’m convinced that knowledge sharing is one of the best ways to improve our professional skills, and therefore I try to dedicate as much time as I can to activities such as writing articles or speaking at conferences and meetups. Thanks to that, I’ve been awarded as a Microsoft MVP for the last 10 years in a row.

Integrate containers and Kubernetes into your Azure DevOps build and release model


Docker has become a first class citizen in Visual Studio 2019 and porting your applications to containers is easier than ever. The advantages of this technology become really evident in Azure DevOps, when we can easily leverage the flexibility of containers in a number of areas. This talk will showcase how Docker makes possible to build our code in Azure DevOps by using the most up-to-date SDKs, to create a fully working temporary environment to run our integration tests and to even use containers in order to run UI tests. Then we will present a possible approach to distribute the images in Azure Container Registry, isolating development images from the production ones. As a last step, we are going to explore how Azure Kubernetes Service fits into the loop, and how PaaS services in Azure can be created on the fly, integrated with our application in Kubernetes, and monitored altogether when live.