Turning on the cold for Tiago – welcome to a cool Vancouver!

We caught up with Tiago Pascoal (MVP, ALM Ranger) in Redmond, where he was recording Application Insight sessions and having lots of fun in the studio It was an honour to welcome him in Vancouver for the weekend before he returned home. We started with a trip to Vancouver Island, enjoying the cruise, the fresh…

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What’s up with us playing Kanban games in the garage?

A couple of months ago a colleague, Ewald Hofman, delivered a phenomenal Kanban training at Microsoft Vancouver, using the getKanban. game. It triggered numerous discussions during and long after the event, and influenced posts such as planning … it’s all about people and the secret sauce to managing our backlog and TODO lists‎. The game…

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Three great books on DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Team Foundation Server

What’s the future of books? It’s a question many of us have been asking ourselves, as the time between technology innovation becomes shorter, making it difficult to deliver an up-to-date book. We’d be interested in your views, as a reader, on the future and value of printed versus electronic technology and guidance books. Should we,…

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A Raspberry Pi2 VSTS Build Light – Part 3, why not to shrink-wrap 3D printed cases :)

A few weeks ago I received a special 3D printed case from Anthony Borton for the Raspberry Pi2 VSTS Build Light, which he printed in Australia, shrink-wrapped, and brought across the vast ocean by plane. At first I was sure I was going crazy and I’m convinced that Anthony thought likewise … but the Raspberry…

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A Raspberry Pi2 VSTS Build Light – Part 2, assembling and installing the software

We continue from A Raspberry Pi2 VSTS Build Light – Part 1, unwrapping the package, following the meticulous http://myalmblog.com/2016/05/a-raspberry-pi3-vsts-build-light-part-2-installing-windows-10-iot-core/ post from Anthony Borton. Assembling the device … simple! There are only a few moving parts to assemble. It’s really simple! Here is the finished product:  Install Windows 10 IoT … interesting! I ventured to https://developer.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/iot/win10/getstarted/setupyourdevice,…

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A Raspberry Pi2 VSTS Build Light – Part 1, unwrapping the package

I just received an exciting package of goodies, which I will eventually turn into a Rangers build visualizer at the Microsoft Canada Excellence Centre. THANK YOU to the folks at Codify, in Brisbane, Australia, for the kit and to Anthony Borton for dragging it across the vast ocean. If you cannot wait for me to…

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A morning at the food bank … keep those opened cookies!

This morning we spent a few hours at the . Thanks to catching the wrong “22” bus, I was 2 minutes late, but reported in time for an interesting and informative morning. It was a change to the usual Sharing Farm‎, which probably feeds this program with vegetables and fruit. See https://www.foodbank.bc.ca/ for more information…

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A morning at the food bank … keep those opened cookies!

This morning we spent a few hours at the . Thanks to catching the wrong “22” bus, I was 2 minutes late, but reported for in time for an interesting and informative morning. It was a change to the usual Sharing Farm‎, which probably feeds this program with vegetables and fruit. See https://www.foodbank.bc.ca/ for more…

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Talking about Scrum, Kanban, Agile Portfolio Management with Visual Studio Team Services at DevConf ZA

I had the privilege to attend, collaborate and present at the community driven and developer focused devconf conference, which served to inspire software developers! We all battled with heat, ad-hoc power failures, distracting sound issues, and the 30-min sessions made it tough to cover everything we planned. My session was about… I hope I inspired…

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IPELENG risk management services made my ZA trip a breeze

If you are planning a trip to sunny South-Africa (ZA), I recommend that you peruse www.ipeleng.co.za! During my recent business trip I was able to relax, while I enjoyed safe and timeous transfers to numerous meetings in Johannesburg and the DevConf conference. Instead of worrying about driving on the left-hand side of the road, navigating…

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