Special Offer on Visual Studio 2010 Test Manager and Coded UI Training Course

I was attending and speaking at the Connected.Development event in Leeds yesterday, which included an ALM track with a number of great sessions from Martin Woodward, Danny Crone from nFocus and Richard Fennell from Black Marble. All of the slides and videos are going to be made available so I’ll post the links to these…


Visual Studio vNext Application Lifecycle Management

Last week at TechEd North America the ALM capabilities of the next version of Visual Studio (vNext) started to be unveiled. There’s plenty of material out there so I thought I’d summarise what’s been announced and where to find out more. Capabilities Agile Planning Tools New web based product backlog, sprint planning and taskboard. Lightweight…

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Professional Scrum Developer Courses

There are three Professional Scrum Developer courses being hosted at the Microsoft Campus in Reading, delivered by Simon Reindl. The dates are: July 11th – 15th September 5th – 9th November 7th – 11th The course will take you through using Scrum with Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010, and attendees are encouraged…


TFS Java SDK Released

An interesting post from Brian Harry today about the release of a Team Foundation Server SDK for Java. So if being able to integrate with TFS using Java is something you want to do then here’s a great place to start. Cheers, Giles


Agile Development and Testing Breakfast Briefings

I’m going to be speaking in a short series of breakfast briefings that have been organised by SQS, one of our key testing partners. The purpose of the briefing is to share how Microsoft’s ALM solution can deliver a cost and time effective Agile development environment which can be coupled with a leading QA strategy…


TFS Phone Explorer

Black Marble recently released their Windows Phone 7 TFS Phone Explorer App and I’ve just got round to installing it on my phone. What does it do? Allows you to see recent builds, including their status, and allows you to drill into each build: You can also queue new builds and view and add work…

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Connected Development event in Leeds, 26th May

Connected Development is a free, one day event being held near Leeds on the 26th May. There are two tracks – one focusing on Team Foundation Server and testing, the other track covering Windows Phone 7, Azure, Silverlight and SharePoint development. There are some great speakers including Martin Woodward, a Senior Program Manager from the…


Visual Studio Testing Training Courses

One of our partners, Testhouse, is going to be running two Visual Studio Testing training courses at the Microsoft Campus at Reading. So, if you’re interested in making the most of the Visual Studio 2010 automated testing tools then the details are: Coded UI (Test Automation) – 4th-5th July 2011 (2 Days) A two-day workshop,…