ALM webinars, conferences and events

After my last post on upcoming ALM Webinars i received a bunch of emails about other great ALM and DevOps events…So i spent some time putting them in chronological order.

Hope this helps next time you are considering re-watching an old series on Netflix or increasing your knowledge about emerging trends in the DevOps space.

ALM Webinars

 

March 26 Best Practices on Migrating Your Application to Azure

Description: Migrating applications and services to the Azure Cloud can offer a number of attractive benefits from reducing operating capital expenses, to realizing improved agility and time to market, or simply less focus on infrastructure and more focus upon your business domain. Maximizing leverage of the Azure environment requires thoughtful migration planning, and skillful implementation. During this session, we’ll discuss best practices for the migration of applications to the Azure platform.

http://www.incyclesoftware.com/?events=best-practices-on-migrating-your-application-to-azure

April 7th Understanding Azure Networking Services

Description: Discover the available Azure network services and how they can be used to provide architectural solutions when moving applications from an on-premise to Azure based infrastructure. This webinar will cover Virtual Networks, Traffic Manager, Name Resolution, Load Balancing, and IP Addressing.  (Chass -Editors Note: While at first blush this doesn’t seem overly ALM…Having been very involved with the trend to DevOps understanding your Cloud Hosting environment changes from a nice to have to a must have skillset)

http://www.incyclesoftware.com/?events=understanding-azure-networking-services

 

April 9th Lifecycle Analytics with TFS 2013 and Office 365

Description: More and more businesses that I work with rely on software for their growth and success, today more than ever before. But businesses often feel a lack of control and visibility around their software processes, and fail to achieve the agility and efficiencies needed to succeed.

Microsoft has revolutionized software Application Lifecycle Management with a robust and highly collaborative toolset focused on transparency, quality, and efficiency. Visual Studio ALM provides a powerful collaboration and automation platform in Team Foundation Server (TFS), while offering a wide variety of interfaces to TFS including Visual Studio, Microsoft Test Manager, cross-platform development tooling such as Eclipse, and Office.

Microsoft Power BI is a complete self-service business intelligence solution that can be used to visualize the patterns and trends in your TFS data.

Please join us for this free online webinar to learn how to harness the powerful integration and reporting capabilities available in this suite of Microsoft tools to not only manage your software ALM, but to improve it!

Key Experiences:

· Overview  of Visual Studio ALM

· Overview of Power BI

· Capturing the right data in TFS

· Applying analytics and business intelligence to inspect and improve your processes

When:   Thursday, April 9th from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Register Now

Presenters:

clip_image002Angela Dugan is the Microsoft ALM Practice Manager for Polaris Solutions.  She has been working in the software industry for 16 years, is a certified scrum master, and a Microsoft ALM MVP.

clip_image004Tom Jaskula is the Data Analytics Practice Manager for Peters & Associates and is the president of the Chicago BI PASS chapter.   He has been architecting and implementing solutions using Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft Business Intelligence products for 16 years.

 

Introduzione a Visual Studio Online

Descrizione: Visual Studio Online è uno strumento che fornisce molte funzionalità per l’ALM (Application Lifecycle management) e ad ogni release diventa sempre più completo, funzionale e davvero utile. Si tratta di una piattaforma completa e gratuita di strumenti per lo sviluppo e servizi utili per creare applicazioni multi-piattaforma, progettata per soddisfare i più alti requistiti a livello di disponibilità, scalabilità e complessità di sviluppo.

http://www.dotnettoscana.org/introduzione-a-visual-studio-online.aspx

 

Gestione del codice sorgente con Visual Studio Online

  • Descrizione:  Quando si sviluppa ci sono delle domande ricorrenti che vengono poste e che, spesso, vengono “risolte” con metodi anche piuttosto “fantasiosi”
  • Dove salvo i miei sorgenti?
  • Come faccio a condividere in modo efficace ed efficiente il codice con gli altri?
  • Come posso essere sicuro che anche in caso di problemi non perda nulla di quello che ho fatto?
  • Posso sapere chi ha fatto cosa, quando e perchè?

Vediamo di rispondere a queste ed a molte altre domande riguardo la gestione del codice sorgente, utilizzando gli strumenti di Source Control e Version Control che ci mette a disposizione la suite di Visual Studio Online.

http://www.dotnettoscana.org/gestione-del-codice-sorgente-con-visual-studio-online.aspx

(Yes the last two are in Italian!)

 

In person ALM events

 

March 28th Dive into the Team Foundation Server Agile Planning Tools

Description: This session provides a detailed technical presentation of the functionality and architecture of Release Management for Visual Studio 2013. We start by presenting an overview of the key concepts, architecture, and configuration of the various components. We discuss the out-of-the box deployment actions available to compose automations for common deployment scenarios and how to use extensibility to cover the not-so-common scenarios. In more detail, we discuss the mechanism to manage variables across environments, how to include manual intervention, automated tests and rollbacks as part of a deployment, how to trigger release as part of a build, how to leverage logs to diagnose failed releases, and finally how to add custom actions to the inventory. These are presented through specific scenarios encountered in the field.

http://www.orlandocodecamp.com/Speaker/Details/2641

April 1st CloudFest in Mountain View, CA

Description: The cloud has moved way beyond novelty—more and more of us live and work there every day. Microsoft is organizing a Hands-on lab event in Mountain View, CA, April 1st. Here’s what you can learn:

  • Virtual machines
    Create a virtual machine in seconds. Solve many common issues, such as proof-of-concept development that requires quick provisioning of one or more servers to validate code.
  • Hyperscale web
    Explore a day in the life of a web app developer implementing a continuous deployment model and embracing DevOps. Use awesome tools that will help you develop, build, and deploy a modern responsive web application.
  • Go mobile
    Develop an application and create a mobile backend that will give you the ability to scale to multiple device platforms and form factors. Transition or extend your current application to any mobile platform.
  • Azure Powershell
    Microsoft Azure has a software development kit and command-line tools that can help you create your cloud solutions for almost any current development language and device.
  • Desired State Configuration (DSC)
    Prepare an Azure Virtual Machine to receive a SharePoint 2013 installation using Desired State Configuration.

Workshop Objective

Explore how to build real world cloud applications using Windows Azure and provide hands-on experience with the tools necessary to succeed.

There will be cool prizes, and complimentary lunch will be served. Hope you can join us! Register here.

April 25th A Practical View of Release Management for Visual Studio 2013

Description:  This session provides a detailed technical presentation of the functionality and architecture of Release Management for Visual Studio 2013. We start by presenting an overview of the key concepts, architecture, and configuration of the various components. We discuss the out-of-the box deployment actions available to compose automations for common deployment scenarios and how to use extensibility to cover the not-so-common scenarios. In more detail, we discuss the mechanism to manage variables across environments, how to include manual intervention, automated tests and rollbacks as part of a deployment, how to trigger release as part of a build, how to leverage logs to diagnose failed releases, and finally how to add custom actions to the inventory. These are presented through specific scenarios encountered in the field.

http://twincitiescodecamp.com/Sessions/Spring2015

May 14th A Practical View of Release Management for Visual Studio 2013

Description: The faster your software is deployed, the quicker you can get feedback. With release management in Visual Studio you can configure, approve and deploy your applications for any environment. Create automated deployment orchestrations for each environment no matter how complex the configuration. This session will provide a practical look at using Visual Studio Release Management for creating release pipelines and enabling DevOps workflows in your environment

http://chicagocoderconference.com/#speakers 

 

June 24th Cross-platform Continuous Delivery With Release Management For Visual Studio 2013

Description: With Release Management you can achieve true continuous delivery on any platform. This session demos how to use Release Management for continuous delivery in Cross-Platform environments including Windows and Linux. We cover how to leverage Desired State Configuration (DSC) and Chef integration to create a release pipeline for both Windows and Linux.

http://www.kcdc.info/#!/speakers/paul-hacker

 

May 4th A Practical View of Release Management for Your DevOps Mindset

This session demos using Desired State Configuration (DSC) with Release Management for Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 to tackle real-world deployment challenges. We start by presenting an overview of the key concepts, architecture, and configuration of the various components. We discuss the out-of-the box deployment actions available to compose automations for common deployment scenarios and how to use extensibility to cover the not-so-common scenarios. In more detail, we discuss adding custom DSC resources, how to trigger release as part of a build and how to leverage logs to diagnose failed releases. These are presented through specific scenarios encountered in the field.

http://ignite.microsoft.com

 

May 4th DevOps Hackathon

The cloud-targeted app is failing in production. Competitive time to market advantage is at risk, the business is at an inflection point. “It worked fine in testing!” says the Development Team. “We had no visibility to production infrastructure needs until a week ago!” says the Operations Team. Does any of this sound familiar? Learn firsthand how to embrace a DevOps mindset, evolve your traditional ALM approach regarding people, process and tools, and help your business accelerate its journey to a cloud-first approach! Join us for the DevOps Hackathon where you will team up with fellow attendees from developer and operations roles to apply DevOps practices to a real world challenge. Presenters: Damien Caro, David Tesar & Vinicius Apolinario (I will likely be here too!)

http://ignite.microsoft.com

 

June 01 ALM and DevOps with the Microsoft Stack with Brian Randell at VSLIve

In this workshop, Brian will cover what you need to know related to Application Lifecycle Management and DevOps with the Microsoft stack. He’ll be digging into Visual Studio 2013, TFS and Visual Studio Online but also what’s the latest with Visual Studio 2015, Team Foundation Server 2015 and all the new features Microsoft is building to make DevOps a reality.

Each release of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server keeps getting better. Starting with the 2012 release, Microsoft has upped their release cadence. They’re shipping updates for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server about every quarter. The online service sees updates almost every three weeks! So there’s a lot to learn to get the most out of your tools so you can deliver great solutions.

Brian will cover the product with the assumption you know the basics. Yet he’ll make sure to cover what’s new. He’ll dig into the new Git version control, Enterprise Agile, and Release Management features in 2013 and 2015. He’ll compare and contrast TFS with the Visual studio Online, cover some App Insights, and answer your tough questions. So come on down with your existing knowledge of Visual Studio and TFS and spend a great day learning.

You will learn:

  • What’s new for ALM & DevOps for Visual Studio 2013 & 2015
  • What’s new for ALM & DevOps for Team Foundation Server 2013 & 2015
  • What’s new for ALM & DevOps for Visual Studio Online 2013 & 2015

Brian Randell

Brian Randell

MCW Technologies

 

June 24th Dive into the Team Foundation Server Agile Planning Tools

Description: Team Foundation Server 2013 and Visual Studio Online bring a valuable set of new features and capabilities to agile teams. They provide a simple-to-use experience on top of a powerful, customizable platform. In this session we go deep into the agile planning tools and how to customize them to work the way your team does. We also touch on best practices that Microsoft has learned and applied from “dogfooding” these tools for their own use.

http://www.kcdc.info/#!/speakers/paul-hacker