Steve’s Monthly Newsletter – December 2011

I receive a lot of email each week from you asking very specific, and valuable questions. It’s my hope that a newsletter like this will help me communicate important announcements, tips/tricks, and other items to help you and your team ultimately be more successful! Announcements Happy Holidays to everyone!  I hope you all take the…

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Event: Practical Team Foundation Server

If you’re in SoCal somewhere, you may want to take advantage of this FREE “quick start” event, offered by HarborObjects. For registration and additional details, visit their events page, but below is a teaser of what you’ll learn during this event: The goal of this training is to quickly bring you up to speed with…

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Adding Members to Your Project Collection on TFS Preview

TFS Preview is just that – a preview.  So things may not be where you’d think they are, especially if you’re used to the current version of Team Foundation Server. I was recently asked (twice), “Okay, so I’ve got my account and project collection established, how do I get more people added to the environment…

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Steve’s Monthly Newsletter – November 2011

I receive a lot of email each week from you asking very specific, and valuable questions. It’s my hope that a newsletter like this will help me communicate important announcements, tips/tricks, and other items to help you and your team ultimately be more successful! Upcoming Office Hours Yep, I’ve added virtual office hours to my…

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“Fake” a TFS Build (or Create a Build That Doesn’t Do Anything)

Team Foundation Server’s build system serves as the “heartbeat” for your development lifecycle.  It automatically creates relationships between code changes, work items, reports, and test plans. But once in a while I’m asked, “What if we don’t use TFS Build for building our application, but we still want to have builds in TFS so we…

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Announcing My New Virtual Office Hours!

In an effort to continually help you get the most out of your investment in Microsoft development tools, I am happy to announce that I have set up regularly-scheduled virtual office hours! Please join me at any of his scheduled hours to ask questions, view quick demos, or learn more about upcoming products, technologies, and…

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Free Webinar – Load Testing in the Cloud

I normally include stuff like this in my monthly newsletter, but given that this is coming up next week I thought I’d post it now! This event is coming up on November 1st at 11:00am PST. Load Testing in the Cloud Using Lab Management 2010 with Windows Azure Presented by Sirk Technologies. With the introduction…

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Steve’s Newsletter – October 2011

I receive a lot of email each week from you asking very specific, and valuable questions. It’s my hope that a newsletter like this will help me communicate important announcements, tips/tricks, and other items to help you and your team ultimately be more successful! Thanks for bearing with me through the summer!  Summertime at Microsoft…

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Partner Event: Double Feature – Testing and ALM for Agile Development

Northwest Cadence and Microsoft are teaming up to bring you this free event! During this seminar, we will cover two Agile topics, tying together testing and ALM inside an agile team. First, we will start with testing, highlighting the tools and techniques that can enable an agile test team that works tightly with the developers….

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Windows Phone WEB Marketplace is Live

If you haven’t already noticed, the web marketplace for Windows Phone is now online and available.  Now you can browse all the apps available for your phone and purchase (if they’re not free) them online – purchases will simply be charged against the credit card already linked to your Windows Live ID.  The marketplace will…

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