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  • Blog Post: p&p Symposium attendees – where are they from?

      Last week Don and I blogged more details about the Symposium here and here and Michael kicked off a new series called Behind the Curtain with a discussion about upcoming p&p events including the Symposium for Episode 1 and followd it up with a discussion on p&p planning for Episode 2....
  • Blog Post: p&p Symposium : Keynotes, Workshops, Sessions and more

      Every fall patterns & practices team hosts an annual p&p event at Microsoft Redmond Campus. This year’s event called “p&p Symposium” is being held Oct 18th-22nd 2010. This year’s event has got a new name and a new price ( it’s only $699 before Aug 31st and $999 after that ) among many...
  • Blog Post: My “patterns & practices for Application Development” deck from Slovenia NT Konferenca and Sweden Dev Summit

    As I mentioned in my last blog post, Don, David, Ade and I are in the road for the NT Konferenca in Portoroz, Slovenia and DevSummit in Stockholm, Sweden. Had a great time presenting the keynote at both conferences, the panel discussions and the several customer/partner meetings. I will write a detailed...
  • Blog Post: Talking to customers and partners around the world about patterns & practices

    In about a week and a half, I along with Don , David and Ade from the p&p team will be travelling to Slovenia and Sweden to participate in patterns & practices event. My favorite part of the job is meeting with our customers and partners both to understand how they are using patterns & practices...
  • Blog Post: Become a Fan of p&p summit!

    Become a fan of p&p summit on Facebook by clicking here . We have a fan drive going on right now to get 250 fans by June 30th. If we hit that number, one lucky fan will get a free pass to the p&p summit. Act fast and become a fan. Accessories for your blog You can help us by blogging and tweeting...
  • Blog Post: 2 more reasons to attend p&p summit…

    Brian Harry and Douglas Purdy That’s right. Brian and Doug are now joining the p&p summit as keynoters. Here is the complete line up of keynote speakers: Martin Fowler, Scott Guthrie, Brian Harry, David Campbell, Wolfram Schulte, & Douglas Purdy As I mentioned in my last post , registration for...
  • Blog Post: BillG lets mosquitoes out at a California auditorium

    Check out this great talk “How I’m trying to change the world now” by Bill Gates at TED . He brought few mosquitoes (of course, not infected) with him and let them roam around the auditorium. He questioned why only poor people should have this experience. My favorite quote from this talk: “I am an optimist...
  • Blog Post: pnp Summit videos online

    We concluded another great p&p Summit in Redmond between Nov 3rd and 7th. This event garnered the highest satisfaction score of all the summit held so far. 99% of the attendees indicated they will recommend this summit to others. We have published the recording of the following 3 sessions from the...
  • Blog Post: My TechEd EMEA Tech Talks are live now!

    While in Barcelona for TechEd EMEA, I did couple of Tech Talks. They are live now. Check it out. Microsoft patterns and practices SharePoint Guidance Watch this discussion on the recent guidance coming out of the Microsoft patterns and practices team relative to how to develop for SharePoint. Downloads...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2008 Agile Pre Conference Update

    Thanks to those of you that attended the agile pre con at PDC 2008. If you haven’t done so already, please take a moment to fill out the eval form to let us know what you liked, what you didn’t and what can we do to make it better the next time. Eval form is here . Slide deck from the Agile Pre Con Several...
  • Blog Post: p&p Application Architecture Guide sequel

    That’s right. p&p is working on the v2.0 of the Application Architecture Guide. J.D Meier just announced the availability of Beta 1 of this guide. Check it out here. http://www.codeplex.com/AppArchGuide If you are at PDC, stop by the p&p pavilion to get this cool App Arch poster. It looks like...
  • Blog Post: Yeah. I am going to LA. For PDC.

    That's right. If you are going to be at PDC, I look forward to talking to you. Stop by and say hello. I will be happy to share what we are working on at Microsoft p & p . Tell us what you think. Are we focusing on the right areas? What else do you want to us focus on? You will find me mostly at the...
  • Blog Post: "Tools for Agility" - A panel discussion at p&p Summit

    We have been running Microsoft patterns & practices summit for a few years now. The next summit will be held in Redmond between Nov 3rd and 7th. You can learn more about this summit by clicking here .We have an impressive list of keynote speakers for this summit that includes Kent Beck, David Treadwell...
  • Blog Post: Did somebody say Agile Pre Con at PDC 2008?

    I sat down with Mary and Grigori during Agile 2008 Conference to talk about their plans for the Agile Pre Conference at PDC 2008. The video is now live in Channel 9. Countdown to PDC2008: Did somebody say Agile Pre Con at PDC? Chat with Mary and Grigori. If you haven't registered yet for PDC...
  • Blog Post: Work Item Migration Utility from Conchango

    Conchango released version 2 of their Scrum for Team System template several months ago. Simon Bennett from Conchango mentioned about the different utilities that their team built along the way. One of them is the "Work Item Migration utility". Here is a link to a blog posting with details on this migration...
  • Blog Post: Selected Sessions from Agile 2008 are now available online

    Check this blog post from Grigori with the links to the recorded sessions that are now available online. From Grigori's post: 18 sessions have been recorded, 3 of which are already made available: − Natural Laws of Software Development - Deriving Agile Practices by Ron Jeffries, Chet Hendrickson...
  • Blog Post: TFS and VersionOne

    I am writing this from the Agile 2008 Conference. Michael Leeds from VersionOne informed me that they released their connector to TFS this week. Check out the details here . I am thrilled to see Agile partners building integration into TFS. Update (8/29): Adding a link to the VersionOne's web page...
  • Blog Post: My p&p colleagues at Agile 2008

    You probably saw my post yesterday reg. Agile 2008. I have couple of my colleagues from Microsoft patterns & practices in attendance at Agile 2008 as well. Grigori Melnik is a Program Manager at p&p managing our Enterprise Library project and also working on a new guide on Acceptance Test...
  • Blog Post: Agile 2008 and Visual Studio Team System

    The annual agile conference hosted by Agile Alliance is being held in Toronto this year between Aug 4 th and 8 th ( http://www.agile2008.org ). I am sitting here on my plane to Toronto writing this blog post. Microsoft Visual Studio Team System is a Gold Sponsor of this year's conference. I will be...
  • Blog Post: PDC 2008 in Channel 9

    I mentioned in an earlier post that I am part of the track team for PDC 2008 . As a team we spend close to 4 hours a week reviewing sessions, breakouts, lunch sessions, demo stations, track lounges and more. Mike Swanson , the content owner for this year's PDC runs these meetings. Mike and Jennifer Ritzinger...
  • Blog Post: Team System, Agile Development and p&p @ PDC 2008

    This year's Professional Developers Conference (PDC) is taking place in Los Angeles between Oct 27 th and 20 th . Check out the conference web site at http:///www.microsoftpdc.com to register and save $200. As a member of a track team, I can tell you that we are working on some great sessions for PDC...
  • Blog Post: APLN Seattle Leadership Summit (July 17-18, 2008)

    David Anderson , an ex-colleague of mine at Microsoft is the chair for this year's APLN Leadership summit in April. There are some great topics that are being planned for this year's summit including Collobration Games, Agile Program Management and Agile UX. There is also a very interesting panel...
  • Blog Post: p&p Summit is only two weeks away

    The next patterns & practices Summit takes place November 5 - 9 at the Microsoft Conference Center at Microsoft's main campus in Redmond, Washington. We have an impressive list of keynote speakers at this years' conference. Keynote presentations by: Anders Hejlsberg, Steve McConnell, Scott Guthrie...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Visual Studio Team System @ Agile 2007 Conference

    We are getting ready for next week's Agile 2007 Conference in Washington DC. This year Microsoft VSTS is a gold sponsor at this event and will have a booth. If you are attending the conference, please stop by our booth and say hi. I would love to hear your Agile experiences with VSTS if your are already...
  • Blog Post: Are you attending SEPG 2007?

    Are you attending SEPG 2007 at Austin? ( http://www.sei.cmu.edu/sepg/2007/ ). If you are, then stop by booth #515 to learn more about Visual Studio Team System and our process templates. We will also have our partners Osellus, Fujitsu, Ivar Jacobson Consulting and Personfy Design at the booth to answer...
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