So maybe you’re interested in Team Foundation Server for source control and build but you’re a Java person thinking “what could a Microsoft tool offer ME?”. Or you work on a Mac, or a Linux or Unix box and assume “I can’t possibly get use out of this thing if I’m not running a Windows PC”. I’m making my incredulous face now. Or maybe you’re an OSS developer and just haven’t taken the time to see what we have to offer. It’s OK, we’ve all been there. I’ve used many source control and build solutions over the years and sure, no one is perfect but I truly believe we have a pretty awesome toolset if you give us a chance. And now you have no excuses, it WILL support your development even if you’re running Eclipse on a MacBook. Yeah, I said it. ECLIPSE on a MACBOOK.
And maybe you DID look at it before and had some questions, concerns, or downright complaints. Well, bring ‘em to this meeting, we’re all friends. Now’s your chance to find out everything you can, from the dude who WROTE the tools. How often do you get to pick THAT guy’s brain? During his talk, he’ll examine how the non-windows platform support provided through Visual Studio Team Explorer Everywhere 2010 enables development teams to easily collaborate across platforms. ACROSS PLATFORMS!!!11!!! It provides the tools and plug-ins you need to access Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010 from within Eclipse-based environments, so everyone can work together to achieve business goals.
Key Discussion Points:
· The current state of Team Foundation Server tools for non-windows development
· Feature parity of Eclipse and Team Foundation Server
· Discussions on the direction of Team Explorer Everywhere
· Eclipse and tools for TFS for non .net developers
Dates & Locations
Chicago - Thursday, April 7 - 6:30pm – 8:30pm (local time) – Microsoft –200 East Randolph Suite 200 -- http://chicagoalmug.org/
Milwaukee - Friday, April 8 - 9:00am – 11:30am (local time) – Microsoft N19 W24133 Riverwood Drive Suite 150 Waukesha, WI 53188 REGISTER HERE!
If you’re not from around here, Ed will also be visiting a few other cities in the central region of the US that week as well:
Austin TX TFS user Group on Monday April 4th: https://sites.google.com/site/tfsaustinusergroup/home
He will also be visiting Minneapolis MN on April 6th, more details to come!
Edward Thomson is a software development engineer for Microsoft Visual Studio Team Explorer Everywhere on the Team Foundation Server team. He develops the Team Foundation Server plug-in for Eclipse to provide Java developers and cross-platform users first-class access to the integrated Application Lifecycle Management functionality of TFS. Before joining Microsoft, Edward spent a decade developing version control and work item tracking tools for the Microsoft platform as well as for cross-platform users.