Getting to know IoT on the Windows Stack–Part 1

Abstract This series of posts will detail my somewhat bumbling ordeal of becoming more informed when it comes to electronics, and things IoT. I must put a disclaimer in place. I am NOT an electronic engineer, I studied Computer Science and Psychology at University and am the first to admit that electronics is the equivalent…


[Event] – TFS 2015 Open For All

TFS 2015 – Open for all!? TFS and VSO are undergoing quite a lot of changes, both in functionality and flexibility. We will briefly explore how TFS is opening up its doors to embrace extensibility and 3rd party systems, platforms and languages a like. We will delve into how we can manage technical debt with TFS and SonarQube….


ALM and Visual Studio 2015 Virtual Machines and Hands on Labs

Application Life-cycle Management (ALM) is core to the success of creating and delivering applications. The Visual Studio team has released a collection of excellent Virtual Machines that you can download and start getting your hands dirty. This Collection of virtual machines includes Hands on Labs Visual Studio 2015 Virtual Machines These Labs and Virtual Machines…


Developer Event – What’s new coming to Jhb, CT and Dbn

  Microsoft Dev Day is a free and fun event for developers by developers. Please join us for this special Dev Day that will be presented by Microsoft technical experts. At this Dev event we will cover some of the recent announcements made by Microsoft to affect developers including Visual Studio 2015 CTP, Azure Machine…


Visual Studio Feature Walkthrough – Part 1

Abstract This is a series of posts that goes through the new features of Visual Studio. This specific post focuses on some of the new features of 2013. With 2015 coming soon and the CTP being available I will doing the same for 2015 once it is released. This first article covers the use of…


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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[Guest Post] – IntelliTrace Tips and Tricks: IntelliTrace Everywhere–Part 2- Colin Dembovsky

This two-part series of blog posts will show you how to get the most out of IntelliTrace – a historical debugger that allows you to record (and replay) program execution. A third post on some advanced IntelliTrace tips is already posted here. In my previous post I showed you how to enable IntelliTrace for debugging…