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 nation and also some of our partner webcasts through the end of the year:
Visual Studio 2013 Launch
Join the festivities on November 13th as we launch Visual Studio 2013. Anyone can participate from virtually any location. Simply log into the portal with a workstation or mobile device and watch the keynote speech live or at a time that’s more convenient for you. You can also hear how customers are already using Visual Studio and get detailed insight into using the product’s features and services by watching technical sessions conducted by the Microsoft development team. And for the first time you can view the launch in multiple languages. The virtual launch will start at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday November 13th. Click Here for Virtual Launch and Local Launch Events Worldwide
The virtual launch will be followed by local events where we discuss:
To register online, visit: www.msevents.microsoft.com . To register by phone, call: 1.877.MSEVENT (1.877.673.8368).
What’s new for ALM with VS2013: Productivity and Collaboration – InCycle
Visual Studio 2013 incorporates a wave of new ALM features that will help your teams be more productive and collaborate with improved support for agile development practices that you can adopt incrementally to suit the needs of your organization. Features such as agile portfolio management, team rooms, Work Item Charting, Git integration, InRelease stand-alone, web-based code comments on change sets/commits and web-based test case management improvements are part of an integrated solution to help your team collaborate better and increase productivity.
Unleash the Power of TFS Build – InCycle
Automated builds are the lifeline of a development team, and is the first indicator of product health. Without a successful build, you have nothing. In today’s Agile world, the most effective development teams constantly maintain high quality and are ready to ship at frequent intervals. The build is a key to that nirvana. No build == no working software == no testing == no customer feedback == badness all around In this webinar, we illustrate the power of using TFS as a build system and provide arguments for why teams should use it.
Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) in the Cloud – InCycle
How to take advantage of the Cloud to accelerate delivery and improve application lifecycle management? This session will give you an overview of scenarios where development teams can leverage the cloud Azure to develop, deploy and test their applications.
How to Get Control Over Your Portfolio of Projects with Agile and TFS – Imaginet
Scrum and agile management methodologies focus on iterative planning, development and release. This session will demonstrate how agile planning, management, and tracking are streamlined with Visual Studio 2013.
Make Your Development Team Successful Leveraging the Latest Features in Visual Studio 2013 – Imaginet
With the next 2013 release of Visual Studio and related tools, some features rise to the top as new stars. Some of these new features include: Agile Portfolio Management, Cloud Load Testing, Team Room Collaboration, New Code/Test Indicators, New Memory Diagnostics, Enhanced Web Based Test Case Management, Git Integration with TFS, In-Flight Release Management, etc.
How To Increase and Improve Developer Productivity with Visual Studio & TFS 2013 – Imaginet
The next version of Visual Studio is rich with new tools that enhance standard developer activities. In this session, we will review and demonstrate some of the new features, such as lightweight code commenting, the new heads-up display, Team Room collaboration, memory diagnostics, improved Team Explorer usability, new code/test indicators, Git integration, etc.
How To Organize Add Process To Your Software Development Projects with KANBAN – Imaginet
Kanban was originally created as a scheduling system to help manufacturing organizations determine what to produce, when to produce it, and how much to produce. Although this may not sound like software development, these lean principles can be successfully applied to development teams to improve the delivery of value through better visibility and limits on work in process.
Quality as a Team Sport – Northwest Cadence
Manual and ad hoc testing is a first-class, role-tailored experience in Microsoft Test Manager, but quality can’t stop—or start!—there. With the connectivity and traceability provided throughout Visual Studio 2013, the entire team can take charge of quality starting on day zero.
Advanced Quality in the Enterprise – Northwest Cadence
When your application’s critical, rise to the challenge with enterprise-scale tools for continuous quality enablement: web performance and load testing on premise or in the cloud; IntelliTrace diagnostics in all environments, even production; and advanced build-deploy-test workflows.
Azure Dev Test – Northwest Cadence
DevTest with Azure offers more than simply moving infrastructure to the cloud. Imagine enabling developers to quickly and safely deploy their latest changes, run a heavy-duty suite of automated tests, and grant access to QA for manual verification, with just a click. Creating a DevTest sandbox on Azure takes literally just minutes. Drive a configuration-as-code strategy, automate infrastructure, and most importantly, start turning around lightning-fast feedback between developers, testers, and operations to make your code production-ready faster (and better) than ever before.
Performance and Load Testing – Northwest Cadence
Performance and load testing are critical components of building high quality and scalable software. Visual Studio Ultimate provides scalable out-of-the-box tools to load test, from large systems with thousands of users, to small applications with a few dozen. Whatever your needs, the Visual Studio Ultimate tools can deliver the performance testing that you require.
This session will give you an introduction to on premise and cloud-based load testing, web performance testing, utilizing test rigs, tips and tricks for effective testing, and examples from real customer experiences load testing their applications.
Test Plans That Reduce Risk
Mark Mydland, Director of QA, Application Insights at Microsoft presents how you can:
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