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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


The case for testing..

  A couple of motorists have been receiving fines to the tune of R50 000 or more. As it turns out it was a software upgrade, where the the 50 000 was actually cents, rather than rands. You can read a bit more here. I wonder if they ran some tests after the upgrade! Ahmed


Events, Events! Scrum, Testing, Sharepoint ALM

  We have a number of events during Feb and Mar. Below you find the details of these various events. This is all Johannesburg   Scrum for Managers (2 Mar, free) The role of the manager in a software company is changing. No longer is it about driving people to achieve results. Now it is…


ALM/TFS Sessions at TechED Africa.

  TechED is around the corner, and we have lined up some great speakers and content. Speakers Brian Keller- Senior Tech Evangelist for TFS/ALM Chris Menegay – a regional director from Imaginet who has been working with TFS for ages. Heads up one of the leading ALM partners in the United States Colin Dembovsky –…