Wow there was a lot to take in at Microsoft’s Connect event. I left the room with more ideas and found even more on Channel9 that got mentioned on the main stage. In particular I followed up on the Dev Test Lab solution which is like taking Lab Manager to the cloud. As it becomes important to speed up delivery in an Agile world, it meets the cost constraints of server hardware environments. This is where the cloud looks more inviting. You get the ease and responsiveness of provisioning, and the cost savings of cloud servers, but it is the automation of it that is most appealing as you get to the deep end.
I found it on https://channel9.msdn.com/Events/Visual-Studio/Connect-event-2015/Azure-DevTest-Labs-Overview Presentation and this looks like a leap in the right direction. Check it out - it’s a part of the TFS and VSTS “revolution."