FREE Live Webcast on “Getting Agile with Testing” with Sam Guckenheimer on September 22nd

As we emerge from the greatest recession of our lifetimes, organizations are striving to involve their stakeholders, and apply modern, agile engineering practices when developing software. Indeed, in many organizations, the questions have shifted from Why Agile to How and How Fast can software be produced. Testing is central to the success or failure of…

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September ALM User Group – TFS 2010 Build and Windows Workflow

Just wanted to remind everyone, tomorrow 9/14 (Wednesday), we have an event in downtown Chicago.  We’ll be closing the registration for this event around noon time Today.  So if you do have the intention of coming tomorrow, please RSVP so we can get your list on the building security list.  You WILL NOT be allowed…

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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…

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Ever Wonder How We Build Software at Microsoft? Now You Can Read All About It!

I talk to a LOT of customers every year. It might be safe to say I meet with 100+ different companies every year, and have met with several thousand individuals over the past 5 years that I have been at Microsoft. Before that I worked as a consultant and had experience with at least 20…

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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…

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More Free TFS 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 Webcasts available in June and July!

Testing SharePoint – Functional and Performance Testing for SharePoint based applications using Visual Studio 2010 June 29, 2011 12:00pm – 1:00pm (EST) During this free one hour webcast we will we’ll demonstrate the SharePoint specific testing capabilities of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server. More and more SharePoint is being leveraged as an…

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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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Chicago VS ALM User Group Meets in Downers Grove on May 12th to Talk TFS SCM!

Just wanted to let you know we have our next meeting up on the website for RSVP’ing.  We thought it’s been awhile since we re-launched the group, and it would make sense to talk about one of the premier features of TFS since its inception – Source Control!  Thanks to Dan Sniderman for volunteering to…

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