Supporting Database Development and Deployment with Visual Studio 2010 and TFS

I bet you didn’t know you could do a LOT of your database activities from within Visual Studio? What, you did? Maybe…  but did you know you can use Team Foundation Server with it too? Yeah!  Source control, work item tracking, build, and more.  All of this in addition to the comparison tools, data generation,…


2 Chicago Visual Studio ALM User Group Meetings in February, w00t!!

So you may have heard that I rebooted the Chicago Visual Studio ALM User Group with my good friends at Polaris Solutions.  Really, they are good friends whom I have known for most of my technical career.  Be sure to say hi to them at the next meeting   Anyway, the “Agile Modeling in Visual…


More ALM Catalyst Workshops to Help You Leverage TFS 2010 and Visual Studio 2010!

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, theses free on-line workshops are really great!  They focus on how to better leverage the power and functionality of the new features in Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010.  They are live, free, and run by experiences partners who can bring some great insight…


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…


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….


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,…