I am currently on a team to migrate several large farms to AWS Cloud and I have utilized SharePoint DSC and SharePoint Reverse to great success.
My managers were quite impressed with the technology and want to know more about how to utilize DSC. I have been vague with my answers. I have been telling them “Automate as much as we can so it will take fewer techs to manage more” ( I work as NASA so anyway we can save a buck is music to their ears.)
I guess I am having a hard time applying a DevOps mindset to SharePoint. Once its installed and running, there is mot much to do after that. We are not developing custom code or anything like that. we are using all features out of the box with a few App store applications for very specific projects
I have come up with some use cases such as:
- Service patch updates
- Configuration changes across all servers in a specific farm.
- Ensure Production and Staging are duplicated accurately
- Migration of features from Staging to Prod
I know there might be more use cases and I would love to hear your ideas. Has anyone else applied DevOps mindset to sharepoint?