Getting Started with Azure and/or VS Online using your MSDN benefits

During the last month we delivered some sessions around DevOps as well as software quality. One of the discussion points was around leveraging Azure and Visual Studio Online, and I received a number of queries subsequently around how to leverage this. STEP 1  – Assign and activate your MSDN subscriptions. Many customers (too many )…

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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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Team Foundation Server Training

Recently, I seem to be receiving a decent number of requests around training for Team Foundation Server. This has been across the board including: Planning and Managing Work/Requirements. Agile Project Management Source Control Developer Practices Build Testing – Manual, Automated Release Management I have put together a set of resources that can help. I will…

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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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Introducing Release Management for Team Foundation Server (event)

We had a few requests around Release Management for TFS (Microsoft acquired a product InRelease a few months ago). We are running a session on this topic if you are keen to explore. This is smallish event with limited capacity, so book quickly Date: Wed Morning of Dec 4th  Location: Microsoft offices. Click here for…

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Assign those MSDN subscriptions–and fully leverage your benefits

I work with many customers around their development and application lifecycle management requirements. That is a core part of my job. One of the other aspects is educating customers around leveraging the benefits when they purchase Visual Studio on MSDN. One of the areas that many, many South Africa customers are quite poor at, is…

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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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Visual Studio & TFS 2012 Overview Training 2-Day Class (and techdays reminder)

We have received a few requests around training for Visual Studio and TFS 2012. One of our Application Lifecycle Management partners, Imaginet, is delivering a course locally. The session is being delivered by Colin Dembovsky, who is also an MVP on the topic Side Note : Colin and I will also be presenting an end…

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