This morning I am in Las Vegas giving one of the keynotes for VSLive! The conference organizers thought it would be really cool to talk about how Microsoft does development with VSTS.
I get a ton of questions about this and I also know I like to pick up decks and demos from some talks, so I posted both the deck and the demos from this morning.
Diana Kumar, who actually manages a big chunk of our internal deployments, did all the live demos. Several were off our production servers - so, since we can't give you the source 🙂 she built you guys some really cool Camtasia recordings with voice overs so you can follow along.
The talk covers both development in the product teams and also our own IT department. We covered a bunch of topics:
- Requirements Traceability in MSIT
- Top Metrics that MSIT tracks
- Trustworthy Transparency – allowing teams to innovate w/o losing central control
- Branching Strategies
- Driving Quality: Builds
- Driving Quality/Predictability: Development Process
Here’s a couple of thumbnails of the real reports from shutting down VS 2008 that Diana showed in her demos:
Hope the deck and demos are useful.