What I am Chattering about Lately (and REPEATEDLY) on Twitter Lately

In case you haven’t heard, I am ALL OVER social networking.  If you follow my personal account, it’s full of cooking stories and food pics, DIY and crafting advice, My Fluevog shoe obsession, cute pictures of my dog, cute pictures of OTHER people’s dogs and tech stuff.  Maybe not your cup of tea, cause you…

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WOW, some great FREE Live Workshops on Visual Studio 2010 and TFS 2010. Sign up Today!

Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ALM tools and Microsoft Project Server 2010 We would like to invite you to attend any of our upcoming live workshops in September!  These web workshops will provide you with in-depth exposure into the different Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ALM Tools with separate webcasts covering the capabilities of Microsoft Project Server…


Have Cheers, Jeers, Opinions about Visual Studio, TFS and Other Microsoft Products? How Can You be Heard? Here is how!

“That Test Manager form should be resizable! “ “That option is too hard to find in Visual Studio!” “Why can’t Team Explorer include that one really key feature that I need to do my job?“ “Why isn’t that easily searchable?” – I’ve asked this myself!!   We hear you! Really, we do.  We’ve been listening…

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ALM Catalyst Live Workshops – The Smart Way to Learn.

So while I am always happy to cover these topics with my customers, there are 2 problems with this: I don’t scale well.  I have several HUNDRED customers across many states and I can only be at one place at a time.  This gives you many opportunities to get the topics you need covered when…


Visual Studio vNext is coming! But have you already ramped up on what’s already in Visual Studio 2010?

Managing Requirements & Tracking Defects w/Team Foundation Server 2010 May 25 Registration Manual & Automated Software Testing w/Microsoft Test Manager June 1 Registration Load & Performance Testing w/Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 June 8 Registration Implementing Test Lab Virtualization w/Microsoft Lab Management June 15 Registration Reporting & Dashboard Options in Team Foundation Server 2010 June 22…

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Are you REALLY leveraging your MSDN benefits? If not, let me help you!

I somehow forgot to include this in my original post, but here is a slide deck that walks you through the entire process and specifies how to take advantage of your various MSDN benefits: http://cid-e796c9484df4baa3.office.live.com/view.aspx/VS%202010%20Presentations/2010%20msdn%20training%20for%20developers.pptx First caveat I am going to issue is this: I am not a sales or licensing expert so I cannot…

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Excellent List of FREE Webcasts around our new Visual Studio 2010 Testing Tools!

Improving Developer and Tester Collaboration using Visual Studio 2010 May 11, 2011 12:00pm – 1:00pm (EST) Visual Studio 2010 introduces a powerful new set of tools and capabilities that enable testers and developers to collaborate like never before. Using VS 2010, testers can easily create actionable bugs when a defect is found. The level of data…

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Chicago MSDN Event – Visual Studio 2008, WPF and Vista Security

MSDN Event – Visual Studio 2008, WPF and Vista SecurityJoin us for a 4 hour MSDN Event where we will cover 3 separate sessions focusing on Visual Studio, WPF and Vista Security.   Session 1:  Demystifying WPFToday’s applications need to do more than simply work.  They need to draw in the user, and provide a differentiated…

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Search MSDN Magazine on-line, All you can eat VSTS web-casts, and now "What’s Next?" web-casts

OK, so maybe not rocket science, bat darned handy.  Now you can search current and back issues of MSDN Magazine by technology, sort by title, author, date (and more!) and even subscribe to an RSS feed.  Try it now: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/default.aspx  Ever wanted to get up to speed on VSTS and TFS fast?  There’s a lot to…