Chicago Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management Group Reboots!

So you may have been sitting around, sadly wondering “What ever happened to that really great ALM user group that Angela girl used to hold in Chicago and Downers Grove?” I know you were, right?!   We had a short hiatus after launch that included a great Scrum meeting with some very special guests, and…

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Indianapolis TFS and Application Lifecycle Management Group Meets in December!

  Date: December 8th 2010 Time: 6:00 – 7:30 PM Location: Microsoft – 500 E. 96th St. Parkwood Business Park, Building Four Suite 460 Indianapolis, IN 46240 driving directions Registration: https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=151824 Synopsis: TFS brings a rich set of capabilities to software development teams and while there are many areas where TFS excels others leave room…

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Free Resources for Students, Teachers, and Start-ups from Microsoft!

It’s like Christmas came early!  None of this is particularly new, but I like to occasionally remind people of all of the free resources out there you may not be taking advantage of right now.  Seriously, there is some great stuff: DreamSpark is simple: It’s about giving students Microsoft professional tools at no charge.  https://www.dreamspark.com/…

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Live Webcast: Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) for C++ Development Teams

Accentient is covering a really unique and sought after topic next month, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) for C++ Development Teams.  If you thought ALM and TFS was just for managed .NET code, think again!  This webcast will be delivered on Nov. 4th at 10am Pacific time.   Featured Products/Topics: Microsoft® Silverlight™ Streaming by Windows Live™,…

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PDC Sold Out in Record Time, Now What? Join us for a Recap!

So PDC was a bit smaller this year due to being held on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond Washington this fall.  As expected, it sold out quickly and we have a LOT of disappointed folks who would love to see and hear what happened, maybe even get in on some of the hands on labs….

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Microsoft Presents: The Full Testing Experience

Meeting New Business Challenges with Dynamic Quality Assurance We all know that Quality matters. It’s a top of mind issue for every business, but delivering quality software has always been a daunting task. Often times quality is cut short by project time overruns and multiple rework cycles between development and QA that seem to go…

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Rebooting the Indianapolis Area ALM/TFS/Visual Studio User Group!

  So the user group around TFS kind of petered off last year.  Now that 2010 has been released, and we have a WHOLE MESS of cool new stuff to offer anyone involved in designing, building or testing software, we wanted to reboot it with a fresh new start.  More details on our first meeting,…

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Girls in Tech Chicago Meets Again in November!

Now before you go running off thinking, “wait, I’m not a developer, or some crazy computer hacker, this doesn’t apply to me!” ask yourself: Do I use a computer, or want to, at my job? Do I have a passion for technology, whether it is programming SQL databases or using Twitter on my mobile phone…

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Great New FREE On-line Workshops – Learn About Visual Studio and TFS 2010!

Not sure if you have used this resource, and man are there a lot of them out there, but here are a few truly great ones!  Sign up quick, most of them are happenning before the end of this month!  More coming in October as well 🙂 Using Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate to Improve Your…

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Boot Camp Extravaganza – Learn Windows Phone 7 Development

Boot Camp 101 It all started last year with the Windows Azure Boot Camp series. The boot camp is a BYOL (bring-your-own-laptop) event format. Prerequisites for the Windows Phone 7 bootcamp include: Visual Studio 2010 – either a Pro and above product or Express – and the Windows Phone 7 developer tools (which are currently…

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