Free! Pluralsight Training Subscription for MSDN Subscribers

For a limited time, eligible MSDN subscribers around the world qualify to receive a special free 1 year starter subscription to 25 selected Pluralsight courses listed below. The Pluralsight Starter Subscription is a custom 25-course subscription created specifically for MSDN subscribers. With this extension, we partnered with Pluralsight to include several new Visual Studio 2012 courses:…


How to Fix a failed SQL 2005, 2008, R2 or 2012 Install/Upgrade – MSSQLSERVER.INACTIVE

It doesn’t matter what version of SQL you’re on, upgrading to etc…this issue can pretty much be resolved using this process (including pre-release/CTP/Beta/old-to-new etc.), although you might always be the exception 🙂 This took me a long time to figure out, so I hope it helps you out! Problem/Sympton: I went to upgrade a perfectly…


Developer Event (Seattle): Agile Development using Visual Studio ALM

Event Details: Drive your organization forward by learning about how to leverage the Microsoft Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) solution. March 13th; 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM Free Event Registration Link and More Information Join Microsoft and Northwest Cadence as we share our knowledge of how to leverage Microsoft’s ALM strategy and toolset to…


Free Developer Training – Leverage your SA Benefits

This webinar which will help you Maximize your Microsoft Software Assurance Benefits and is hosted by Northwest Cadence, a Gold Certified ALM Partner and a national leader in Microsoft ALM and Software Process solutions.  Event details: Date: February 13, 2012 Time: 9:30am-10:15am PST Register:  Join Rick Flath, Director of Business Development at Northwest Cadence, for this 45 minute…


Free Training: Visual Studio Team System 2010-related…by Northwest Cadence

ALM Catalyst: Northwest Cadence – Double Feature: Test Professional; Intellitrace and Test Impact Analysis In this Double Feature ALM Catalyst Session webinar, we will cover both Test Professional and Intellitrace & Test Impact Analysis.  During the first portion of this session (Test Professional), we will demo and show: Setup a Manual test run Explain the architecture…


Partner Offering – Technical Advisory Services Now Available!

Visual Studio 2010 w/.NET 4.0, SQL Server 2012 and SharePoint 2010 Technical Advisory Services Team is delivering a series of development guidance around Microsoft Visual Studio 2010/Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0, Windows Phone 7, Microsoft SharePoint 2010, Microsoft Exchange 2010, Dynamics CRM 2011 and Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2, to enable partners on these latest technologies….


Top 100 Utilities & Addins for Visual Studio 2010 & TFS 2010

Since the release of Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010, many tools & utilities have been released by the Open Source Community, Partners and Microsoft. The best place to discover these is via the Visual Studio Extensions Gallery, but others like CodePlex and the MSDN site also will serve you well. In the hope…


Complimentary Two-Day ALM EXPO Virtual Conference

Complimentary Two-Day ALM EXPO Virtual Conference Join us Wednesday and Thursday November 9 – 10, 2011 as ALM EXPO streams live from the Better Software Conference in Orlando, FL!  Watch live keynote sessions and industry technical presentations, interact with other attendees, and join in lively discussions from the comfort of your desktop. Attendance is complimentary,…


Invitation | FREE Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ALM Tools Training

FREE Public Sector ALM Training Offering – Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ALM Tools Training Event Series  Northwest Cadence invites you to join us for our upcoming Public Sector Training Event Series at no cost to you or your organization. These live remotely-delivered training sessions include four 1-hour sessions and are co-funded by Microsoft and Northwest…


Invitation | Join the SQL Server 2012 Developer Tools (SSDT) Advisory Program!

Are you a TSQL developer interested in developing database projects for SQL Server Code-Named “Denali” and SQL Azure? Do you want access to the SQL Server Developer Tools, Code-Named “Juneau” (SSDT) engineering team and influence the design of our product going forward? If so, checkout the SSDT Advisory program! Microsoft is busy preparing the release…