TechReady 14 Report … T+2–Beyond BRDLite and Architecture

Today was a loooooooooooooong day as we had sessions all day, followed by the Ask The Expert gathering. It was really great to see all the colleagues from around the world, especially those who made it across from good old South-Africa Smile

Today’s ALM Ranger sessions were focused on BRDLite, Build Customization and Architecture Tooling Guidance. The guys did a sterling job in representing all three projects!

Take note of tomorrow’s ALM Ranger sessions, highlighted in yellow, struck through indicates that session has been delivered:

  • DEV329 * : Learning the new source code management (SCM) features of Visual Studio 11 (cancelled)
  • DEV353 * : Beyond BRDLite
  • DEVCT202 * : How to land ALM Assessments by the customers
  • DEVCT203 * : Quick References
  • DEVCT301 * : Visual Studio Architecture Tooling Guidance(ABE)
  • DEVCT302 * : VM Factory
  • DEVCT303 * : TFS Upgrade Guidance
  • DEVCT306 * : Team Foundation Server Project Planning
  • DEVCT307 * : Team Foundation Server Process Template Customization Guidance
  • DEVCT309 * : Test Release Management Guidance (first external ALM Ranger Lead to present @ TR!!!)
  • DEVCT310 * : Ruck, Scrum, and using TFS on Windows Azure
  • DEVCT313 * : Practical Kanban Guidance

Finally, the usual pictures …

DSCN8176DSCN8183 As always I was on the lookout for new beers I could evaluate Smile
DSCN8163 Gregg Boer took this photo of me and I might as well scare everyone away … I am really wondering what Mario Rodriguez was thinking in the background Smile
DSCN8177 Martin Woodward in the speaker room … this phenomenal guy is always smiling 🙂
DSCN8180DSCN8179DSCN8181DSCN8182 John Jacob, Brandon Hawbaker and John Spinella presenting a great BRDLite session.

As always try not to peek under the presenter’s table … especially in a build session!

Bijan Javidi checking the track averages and Joe Donnelly pondering over BRDLite.

DSCN8188DSCN8189DSCN8190DSCN8191DSCN8192DSCN8196 A selection of snapshots taken at the Ask The Experts evening … love Rob’s orange cap!


My favourite picture of the day. Three amazing colleagues and gentlemen … Brian Blackman, Charles Sterling “Chuck” and Pierre Donyegro.

See you tomorrow for two more exciting ALM Ranger sessions, whereby the one will be presented by an ALM MVP Project Lead … watch the space!

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