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VSTS Webcast Series
The following Webcasts were recently recorded be members of the product team and are an excellent resource for exploring VSTS a bit deeper than usual.
All Webcasts are publicly accessible on MSDN: http://www.microsoft.com/events/series/msdnvsts2005.mspx
Visual Studio 2005 Team System: Enterprise-Class Version Control
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System (VSTS) provides a completely new, highly scalable and robust version control system. This webcast details the many new features of VSTS version control including shelving, check-in policy and support for distributed development work.
Presenter: Doug Neumann, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
How and Why Process Guidance Matters in Visual Studio 2005 Team System
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System (VSTS) allows teams to select a process template to shape how the team works together. This session will help you understand key considerations in selecting the template best suited to your team and the project you are working on. Learn how process templates affect the way VSTS works and why it is important for your team to select the appropriate process for your projects.
Presenter: Bindia Hallauer, Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Enterprise Project Management and Reporting in Visual Studio 2005 Team System
Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System (VSTS) provides all the suite tools to pour data into a central data warehouse. This webcast shows how to use Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services to generate real-time and historical reports on the many facets of your project. We also show many of the ready to run reports built into VSTS.
Presenter: Allen Clark, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Test-Driven Development Using Visual Studio Team System
Why test-driven development? Although developers have been unit testing their code for years, tests are typically performed after the code is designed and written. As a great number of developers can attest, writing tests after the fact is difficult to do and often omitted when time runs out. Test-driven development attempts to resolve this problem and produce higher quality, well-tested code by putting the cart before the horse and writing the tests before we write the code. This webcast demonstrates how you can use Microsoft Visual Studio Team System to implement test-driven development in your organization.
Presenter: Jim Newkirk, Development Lead, Microsoft Corporation
Implementing and Customizing MSF 4.0 Process Guidance within Visual Studio 2005 Team System
Visual Studio Team System provides a rich environment and integrated support for software development processes. While this new development platform ships with two predefined software development processes, some organizations will choose to incorporate their own “secret sauce” to add competitive advantage. This presentation and demonstration will show you how to make modifications to the existing processes, Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF) for Agile Software Development and MSF for Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) Process Improvement, as well to incorporate your software development process into Microsoft Visual Studio Team System.
Presenter: Randy Miller, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation
Managing Work with Visual Studio 2005 Team System (Level 400)
How does the Microsoft Visual Studio team track and manage their work? This session and explores how various teams at Microsoft use Visual Studio Team System to customize work item types, create queries and set up notifications to facilitate teamwork and visibility. Learn how to use state model transitions to automate workflow throughout the team, and use rich history logging to collaboratively solve problems and communicate progress. See how Team System allows you to analyze and trend historical information to view project progress and track status.
Presenter: Kevin Kelly, Program Manager, Microsoft Corporation