Professional Scrum Developer course in November

If you’re interested in a five day Scrum development course then you may be interested to know that Simon Reindl currently has places on the November course. This will be run at the Microsoft Campus in Reading from the 7th –11th November. Course summary, with more details here, and registration here: “This Scrum Developer course…


Using Excel to easily create reports from TFS Work Items

I want to highlight an easy way to create project reports from data held in Team Foundation Server 2010 using Excel. There are a series of reports provided in the standard process templates (MSF for Agile and MSF for CMMi) in both SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) format and Excel. SRSS reports provide the ultimate…


Scrum for Team System v3 Open Sourced

I had an interesting email update about Scrum for Team System today – version 3 is now open sourced and available from Codeplex, with support provided by Crispin Parker: "Scrum for Team System has been my full time job for the past 4 years. Now I have left EMC Consulting (to pursue my own freelance…


ALM Summit 2011

If you’re interested in attending the Application Lifecycle Management for the Microsoft Platform summit in Redmond from 14th – 18th November then you can register here. Speakers include: Jason Zander, Corporate Vice President of the Visual Studio team, Scott Guthrie, Corporate Vice President of the .NET Developer Platform Brian Harry, Technical Fellow and Product Unit…


iqnite UK 2011, 6th October

We’ll be at the iqnite UK 2011 conference on the 6th October at the Russel Hotel in London. Microsoft is one of the sponsors of this conference and to quote the organisers: “Communication, discussion and information – this is the key focus at the iqnite 2011 UK on 6th October in London. Get the very…


TestExpo, London, 22nd September 2011

We’re going to TestExpo next week at the QE2 conference center and I’m delighted that Danny Crone of nFocus will be presenting on “How can test tools help with the challenges of tomorrow’s world?”. It looks like an interesting agenda and we’ll be at our stand and happy to have a chat. Cheers, Giles


More Team Foundation Service activation codes

Brian Harry has extended the number of “bharry” activation codes for TFS Service Preview, so have give it a go if you’re interested! Cheers, Giles


Hosted TFS, Visual Studio 11 and Team Foundation Server 11 Developer Previews

Wow, I’ve been struggling to keep up with the releases coming out so this is just a quick summary in case you haven’t seen it all. I’m then going to allocate some time to look at each of these in more detail and report back: Hosted TFS The Windows Azure based Visual Studio Team Foundation…


EuroSTAR Virtual Conference on Software Testing

The EuroSTAR Virtual Conference on Software Testing takes place tomorrow and we’re going to be providing on-line chat coverage of our Microsoft Visual Studio “booth” together with nFocus and TestHouse. If you’re interested in having a look at the exhibition hall, which will have a number of videos, presentations and other downloads or even chatting…