Ravings of a Microsoft Evangelista
I have been with Polaris Solutions as an ALM Practice Lead since January 2011. As I go about my day to day, I often stumble across things I want to share out with the community. This is my soap box.
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FREE ALM Webcast Series in November/December
Application Lifecycle Management is about managing the lifespan of your applications with a set of processes and tools that integrate team members and activities. Visual Studio 2010 focuses on further enhancing the flow of information across your team and improving software quality. Microsoft invites...
17 Nov 2011
Live Webcast with Clint and Zain! The Ultimate Guide to Visual Studio 2010: Coding Debugging, Modeling, Testing, Building and Deployment
The Ultimate Guide to Visual Studio 2010 - Coding, Debugging, Modeling, Testing, Building and Deployment When: November 9, 2011 1:00pm – 4:00pm (CST) -- Register Here Visual Studio 2010 is packed with new and enhanced features to help you create the best code possible and simplify your entire development...
4 Nov 2011
Some Great FREE Windows Phone and ALM Sessions coming to IL, IN and WI in November!
Successful Agile ALM Using Modern Techniques. - Fast. Forward. Thinking. In this free seminar, we will explore how to leverage Application Lifecycle Management in an Agile environment. Join us as we dive into Microsoft's tools, the basics of Scrum, emergent architecture and Agile testing. Centare’s panel...
11 Oct 2011
What I am Chattering about Lately (and REPEATEDLY) on Twitter Lately
In case you haven’t heard, I am ALL OVER social networking. If you follow my personal account , it’s full of cooking stories and food pics, DIY and crafting advice, My Fluevog shoe obsession, cute pictures of my dog, cute pictures of OTHER people’s dogs and tech stuff. Maybe not your cup...
29 Sep 2011
FREE Web Workshops on Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ALM tools by Imaginet
October Workshops Manual Testing in Agile Teams Test Management in Agile Teams November Workshops Testing in an Agile Team December Workshops Automated Load and UI Testing for SharePoint Projects Testing with SharePoint Projects Using Lab Management with SharePoint Development Manual Testing in...
28 Sep 2011
Indianapolis TFS User Group Meets on October 5th to talk about Load & Performance Testing!
In case you haven’t run across it yet, we have a great group of technologists in Indianapolis focusing on Application Lifecycle Management, SDLC and best practices using Team Foundation Server for managing development. They meet every month or so at the Microsoft Office to talk about latest developments...
19 Sep 2011
FREE Live Webcast on “Getting Agile with Testing” with Sam Guckenheimer on September 22nd
As we emerge from the greatest recession of our lifetimes, organizations are striving to involve their stakeholders, and apply modern, agile engineering practices when developing software. Indeed, in many organizations, the questions have shifted from Why Agile to How and How Fast can software be produced...
16 Sep 2011
WOW, some great FREE Live Workshops on Visual Studio 2010 and TFS 2010. Sign up Today!
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ALM tools and Microsoft Project Server 2010 We would like to invite you to attend any of our upcoming live workshops in September! These web workshops will provide you with in-depth exposure into the different Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ALM Tools with separate webcasts...
30 Aug 2011
Ever Wonder How We Build Software at Microsoft? Now You Can Read All About It!
I talk to a LOT of customers every year. It might be safe to say I meet with 100+ different companies every year, and have met with several thousand individuals over the past 5 years that I have been at Microsoft. Before that I worked as a consultant and had experience with at least 20 or so different...
11 Aug 2011
The 2012 Global QAI Quest Conference is Coming Back to Chicago in 2012
Are you a technology professional in a quality assurance related role? If you are reading my blog there is a good chance you are. I was fortunate enough to live in the same area where this conference was being held for 2 years. I manned the booth, presented a few sessions around Microsoft’s testing...
26 Jul 2011
ALM Catalyst Live Workshops – The Smart Way to Learn.
So while I am always happy to cover these topics with my customers, there are 2 problems with this: I don’t scale well. I have several HUNDRED customers across many states and I can only be at one place at a time. This gives you many opportunities to get the topics you need covered when it...
24 Jun 2011
More Free TFS 2010 and Visual Studio 2010 Webcasts available in June and July!
Testing SharePoint - Functional and Performance Testing for SharePoint based applications using Visual Studio 2010 June 29, 2011 12:00pm – 1:00pm (EST) During this free one hour webcast we will we'll demonstrate the SharePoint specific testing capabilities of Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation...
24 Jun 2011
Visual Studio vNext is coming! But have you already ramped up on what’s already in Visual Studio 2010?
Managing Requirements & Tracking Defects w/Team Foundation Server 2010 May 25 Registration Manual & Automated Software Testing w/Microsoft Test Manager June 1 Registration Load & Performance Testing w/Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 June 8 Registration Implementing Test Lab Virtualization w...
19 May 2011
Excellent List of FREE Webcasts around our new Visual Studio 2010 Testing Tools!
Improving Developer and Tester Collaboration using Visual Studio 2010 May 11, 2011 12:00pm – 1:00pm (EST) Visual Studio 2010 introduces a powerful new set of tools and capabilities that enable testers and developers to collaborate like never before. Using VS 2010, testers can easily create actionable...
7 May 2011
CQAA February 2011 Lunch & Learn - Meeting New Business Challenges With Dynamic Quality Assurance
Hey everybody! I am going to be presenting at a Quality Assurance focused lunch and learn in downtown Chicago in a couple of weeks and wanted to let everyone know in case this was something you might be interested in attending. It is a free event, but for the record lunch is NOT provided so be...
27 Jan 2011
Microsoft Presents: The Full Testing Experience
Meeting New Business Challenges with Dynamic Quality Assurance We all know that Quality matters. It’s a top of mind issue for every business, but delivering quality software has always been a daunting task. Often times quality is cut short by project time overruns and multiple rework cycles between development...
15 Oct 2010
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