Two Microsoft Conferences in June

June is going to be a busy time of people who follow Microsoft technology. We have two conferences that will occur: TechEd and //BUILD. IMO, TechEd is the Microsoft conference you attend if you want learn all about what’s current at Microsoft, best practices on solution building, and glimpses into products that are about to…

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Visual Studio 2012 ALM VM and Hands-On Labs now has Update 2

Brian Keller has updated the Visual Studio 2012 ALM VM and hands-on labs to include VS 2012 Update 2. All labs have been revised slightly based on Update 2, with two labs gaining new exercises which demonstrate Update 2 capabilities. It’s a pretty large download and Brian offers a good technique for you to use…

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TFS 2012 and Project Server 2013 VM with Labs available

One of the aspects of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is that its about process. The other two being people and products. Part of the process is managing the portfolio of projects an organization is responsible for, manage the people that can work on the projects, and keeping track of the tasks people are working on…

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//BUILD 2013 Announced

In case you were wondering when the next //BUILD conference would be, wait no longer! The //BUILD conference’s website was updated today letting the world know what the conference will be held in San Francisco, CA at the Moscone Center on June 23-28. Registration will open at 9:00 AM PDT on April 2, 2013. Early…

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Microsoft’s DevOps Story Just Got Better

Last week, Microsoft released System Center 2012 Service Pack 1. Having been an operations manager before, there’s a lot of enhancements that would have made me happy in that former life. What really gets me excited is that this service pack are the features added to the Operations Manager because it really expands the DevOps…

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VS 2012 TFS Monitoring Management Pack is now available!

A lot of operations folks I come across love the fact that TFS (Team Foundation Server) doesn’t require a full time administer to keep tabs on the environment, configuration, etc. With that said, the usually follow-up that statement with this question: “if no one is babysitting it all the time, what’s the best way to…

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Now Available - Visual Studio 2012 Update 1

This is certainly an exciting time at Microsoft. Just a few months again, we launched Visual Studio and .NET 4.5 to the world. At the same time, we also launched Windows 8 to the world. And since then, we’ve be releasing new versions of every current version of software we make (SharePoint, Office, Project, Visio,…

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Attend a Windows 8 Developer Workshop near you

Attend a free Developer Workshop and create your first-to-market app. There’s never been a better time to build apps and games. With over 630 million licenses sold worldwide, Windows 8 represents the single biggest developer opportunity to date. Hardware manufacturers are introducing new devices, and millions of consumers are expected to upgrade. Here’s your chance…

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It’s Alive! Team Foundation Services that is.

At last year’s //Build conference, we announced the preview of Team Foundation Services hosted on Windows Azure. For about 6 months, the only way to get on the services was if you were given a registration code from someone from Microsoft. Then we removed the registration restriction and made it available for everyone. Since its…

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Pluralsight Start Subscription for all MSDN Subscribers

I’ve been MSDN user since it was actually called the Microsoft Developer Network. But whether you’re brand new to the subscription or a long time user like me, it has always been beneficial to have a subscription. Well late last week, we just made it a bit more valuable. MSDN subscribers around the world are…

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