Please Join Microsoft at FOSE 2011: Microsoft Development with Visual Studio 2010 & Application Lifecycle Management Sessions


Event Date:
Thursday, July 21, 2011

Event Location:
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place, NW, Room 147B 
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 249-3000



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Please join Microsoft at FOSE 2011 for the following sessions:

Explore the “Tips, Tricks & Hidden Gems” in Visual Studio 2010
10:00AM – 11:00AM
Abstract: Introduced in April 2010 and awarded InfoWorlds’ 2010 Technology of the year award, Visual Studio 2010 has been delighting developers across the Federal community. Whether you’re new to the IDE or a seasoned veteran, you will likely learn about some features and best practices that you can start to apply in your project today. Some example topics include: Unit Test Impact, Cross-tier Performance Profiling, Database Projects, Architecture Explorer, SharePoint Development & IntelliTrace.

Managing the Application Development Lifecycle with Team Foundation Server 2010
Abstract: Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is designed to help you manage the entire lifespan of one or more applications within your organization using a set of proven processes supported by tools that integrate team members and activities. This session will take a “role-by-role” look at how Team Foundation Server (TFS) can provide a unified repository and customizable process engine for all your SDLC activates and artifacts.

Lunch Break
12:00PM – 1:00PM

SharePoint as a Development Platform in Federal Government
1:00PM – 2:30PM
Abstract: As SharePoint use rapidly growing across Federal Agencies, so does the opportunity to leverage SharePoint as a rich and powerful development platform. Leveraging new and enhanced features in SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio 2010, developers can build rich applications at amazing speeds by leveraging out-of-box features and interfaces provided by SharePoint Server and, the no-cost, SharePoint Foundation. This session will take a look at: Why you should develop on SharePoint; How to Develop on SharePoint & How to manage team-based SharePoint development projects.

Lap around Microsoft Tools for the QA & Testing Team
2:30PM – 4:00PM
Abstract: In April 2010, Microsoft extended its ALM offering with a new Test Planning, Management & Execution tool called VS Test Professional. VS Test Professional was built from the ground-up to provide powerful capabilities for the QA Manager, Lead and Manual Tester. It also manages your virtual test environments and execution of automated tests built with Visual Studio. Because VS Test Professional heavily leverages TFS, it has traceability to all lifecycle aspects such as requirements, tasks, code check-ins, bugs, reporting and process guidance. Join us for this 200-300 level lap around Microsoft’s Quality & Testing capabilities.


Presenter: Brian Jordan

Brian Jordan is a Principal Developer Technology Specialist (DTS) focusing on the Visual Studio product family.  He has over 20 years of experience specializing in the design and implementation of enterprise application architecture, application integration and interoperability, and distributed systems.  Brian has spent the past 5+ years  specializing in Applications Development with Microsoft Consulting Services, Public Sector Practice implementing solution for Federal and Intel agency customers and brings a wealth of real-world experience to the DTS role.

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