Time reporting with TFS

One area that some people dislike about TFS is also an area that others vehemently defend – that of “time tracking.”  TFS is optimized for agile projects and can easily manage and track point-in-estimates, remaining work and completed work on individual tasks.  This is more that sufficient for standard agile project management techniques and reports…

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Not going to //BUILD? There are other options…

Microsoft’s primary forward looking developer conference (//BUILD/) is happening this week.  Unfortunately, as usual, //BUILD/ is sold out.  Fortunately, as usual, Channel 9 will be broadcasting the keynotes live and sessions (after a 24-48 hour delay)! This is a great use for that second monitor and a headset, so you can at least partially tune…

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DENVER: Are you Agile? Do you Scrum?

Scrum is the #1 framework chosen by Agile software development teams. Visual Studio is a leader in Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools. The combination purge goodness (and so is the potential value for you and your development teams)! The Microsoft Denver office will be hosting Professional Scrum Trainers Richard Hundhausen & Charles Bradley on Friday,…

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Las Vegas developers… mark your calendar!

If you’re a developer in the Las Vegas area and you’re interested in the latest development tools and technologies from Microsoft, we’re coming for you!  Myself and other Microsoft technologists are going to be at the InNEVation Center on Tuesday, February 18th.  This free half-day event (Modern Web and App Development with Visual Studio 2013)…

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2014 Development Events for the US Desert Mountain Region

I hope everyone had a great holiday season.  This year is starting off fast with a variety of great events focused on Visual Studio, ALM and related development technologies.  If you’re interested in learning what’s new, try one of these Microsoft or partner-focused events out.  They are all free and some are available as online…

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More Visual Studio 2013 Launch events and ALM Webcasts

In addition to the Visual Studio Launch Events I wrote about in my previous blog entry, I wanted to pass on the rest of the launch information for the rest of the US.  Here is an announcement from one of our developer tools solutions specialists (Laura Smith) handily crafted with upcoming launch events across the…

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Visual Studio 2013 Launch Events: Denver and Salt Lake City

Like many areas in the country, we’re going to hold regional Visual Studio 2013 launch events for our Desert Mountains customers.  In specific we’re coming to… Tuesday Dec. 10th 2013 Microsoft Denver 7595 Technology Way Suite 400 Denver, CO 80237 Thursday Dec. 12th 2013 Megaplex Theatres 9400 South State St. Sandy, UT 84070   Agenda:…

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Windows Azure Learning Opportunities

In the past when asked about Windows Azure and the cloud in general, I would reply that it was a great technology and something that would be important in the future, but that it wasn’t mainstream yet. But that has changed. The future is NOW! According to Gartner, 80% of organizations plan to use the…

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LightSwitch and the Enterprise

Recently, one of our customers asked some interesting questions regarding the use of LightSwitch (Microsoft’s modern Visual Studio-based RAD environment) within an enterprise environment. The fundamental question was how well LightSwitch applications fit within their model for enterprise applications. This post shares some of the ponderings that ensued… DISCLAIMER: I do not work for the…

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Any Plans for June?

It’s a time of year that many people are looking forward to Summer vacations.  But as you sit in your office looking for other valuable distractions, consider joining Microsoft and our partners for some upcoming events… Windows 8 App Factor (Tempe, AZ and other locations) Tech Ed North America (New Orleans, LA) BUILD 2013 (Sold…

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