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Author's profile photo Boris Zarske

Microsoft Sway about the First Steps of your DevOps Journey with SAP

Due to its cultural aspect, DevOps is a journey with so many different aspects and potential pitfalls. Trying to get a hold of the best approach for your company can be overwhelming. If you should also struggle in making your first steps on that journey, you might find this small overview page helpful that I have created in Microsoft Sway for you.

Start simple

If follows the best practice to start simple and then to learn, adapt and scale as required. Along a basic flow of potential activities, it shall inspire and support you to find and develop the approach that fits your industry’s and company’s enterprise boundary conditions:

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Overview of complete Sway

It should not take you much time to go through it, so please just give it a try – you can access it via this link: https://sway.office.com/o1PfMDq1moIVLvha

Afterwards, please feel free to provide your feedback as comment to this blog post here:

  • Did it provide value or cover rather trivial aspects?
  • Have you been missing topics that should be considered or for which you would like to get further support from SAP?

Any feedback is welcome!

Why Sway

As I planned to integrate some online content, I wanted to give Microsoft Sway a try, although I did not have any experience in using it especially for rather technical topics.

For those of you who also did not have much contact with Microsoft Sway and similar tools yet, it is a Web-based tool that allows to create online presentation and storytelling experiences that can easily be kept updated, while still allowing to get printed (although you would loose the advantage of the embedded media and links).

By pressing the small icon in the lower right corner of the Sway screen, you can bring up the table of contents of the page and directly navigate to dedicated sections of it:

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Navigation structure

Your feedback will decide

So, my request for feedback would also be valid for the format I have chosen for this type of content:

  • Do you like to get information in a variety of formats?
  • Do you consider the Sway-like format useful also for rather technical content?
  • Or would you rather prefer to get the same content in rather classical formats only (blog post, document, slide deck), as Sway-like formats did not bring much value for technical content?
  • Maybe, you even have an idea for other ways and formats you would like to use to learn more about DevOps with SAP?

Please let us know!

 

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      Author's profile photo Adam Daves
      Adam Daves

      I myself wonder if I should start learning this technology

      Author's profile photo Boris Zarske
      Boris Zarske
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Adam - I found it quite easy to start, so maybe you might just want to give it a try.

      Of course, the low entry barrier results in less flexibility for some aspects (for example, I wanted to change some formatting, such as for the title, but have not been able to control certain formats). But overall, it did allow to come up with this small page pretty quick and I like that the page can be consumed smoothly also via mobile devices...