A Day of DevOps, Release Management, Software Quality and Agile Project Requirements Management (Cape Town and Johannesburg)

  Registration Details Cost: Free Cape Town – 10 Sept: Book here Johannesburg – 15 Sept (yes a Monday):  Book here If you have any issues, please Call: 0860 22 55 67 or Email: saevent@microsoft.com   Are you looking to improve the way you manage software projects, or release software? Perhaps you need some better…

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Events–PTA and JHB - Application Lifecycle Management with TFS and Visual Studio

We are delivering some small events focussed around using Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio to improve your application lifecycle processes. These events are small and were by invite. We do have some spare capacity, which we are opening up the broader community.  To register (the events are free) Johannesburg: 24 June, start time 9:00…

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ALM for CRM (and other LOB) implementations

One of the core parts of my role is speaking to customers about application lifecycle management. Too often, customers think that this only applies in cases where you have “coding” scenarios – i.e where developers are using an IDE (e.g. Visual Studio, Eclipse etc.) to develop an application. In scenarios where customers are rolling out…

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Visual Studio Update 1 Videos and Testing for Continuous Delivery Book

Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 was released last week. There is a decent amount of new bits in there. Check http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2012/11/26/visual-studio-and-team-foundation-server-2012-update-1-now-available.aspx Also we released some nice short videos to introduce some of the features. Check out the following videos Enhanced features for testing software with Visual Studio Understanding complex code with Code Map Developing, testing,…

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South African Software Development Firm banks on Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012

One the nice case studies for the Visual Studio launch involved a South African company, Global Kinetic. Here are some snippets from the case study “It builds confidence because with Team Foundation Server 2012 our client has a real-time view of our progress and can check on the project status anytime.” “Visual Studio 2012 has…

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Lessons Learnt at Microsoft Developer Division adopting TFS/Agile and Improving Processes–sample chapter

I often get asked about how Microsoft develops software, and how we look to improve our processes. I generally end up talking about MQ and you can find out more this via this search. This weekend I came across a sample chapter from the book Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012: Adopting Agile Software Practices…

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Developers and the Process Paradox

I recently moved into Developer Solution Specialist role. This role has a decent amount of focus around application lifecycle management. As such, I have been spending a decent amount of time talking about development and testing processes. The one interesting bit that has struck me is the concept around process and developers. Consider this. An…

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