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
Clint and Zain Return to the Midwest in December to WOW us with Visual Studio and TFS Goodness!
Click below to register for the location near you, there are 3 different events so be sure to pick the right one when signing up to secure your spot! SPACE IS LIMITED so please be conscientious of registering ONLY if you can actually attend. If after you sign up you need to back out, we understand, life...
11 Nov 2011
Free Event: ALM for Agile Development with Visual Studio and TFS 2010 in Chicago, Milwaukee and Indianapolis in November
November | 8 | Chicago - Microsoft Office Downtown Due to Microsoft Office space constraints only 24 attendees will be allowed to register for the Chicago event Register here for Chicago event here: https://www.clicktoattend.com/invitation.aspx?code=157428 Drive your business forward by learning...
19 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
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
Indianapolis TFS & ALM User Group Presents–Visual Studio 2010 Test Manager on June 1st
Synopsis : Overview of the new Microsoft Test Manager 2010, an integrated toolset for the test professional that delivers a complete plan-test-track workflow. See how to use the new Microsoft Test Manager 2010 to plan, execute and manage testing of your web, Windows Forms or WFP applications. In addition...
3 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
More ALM Catalyst Workshops to Help You Leverage TFS 2010 and Visual Studio 2010!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, theses free on-line workshops are really great! They focus on how to better leverage the power and functionality of the new features in Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010. They are live, free, and run by experiences partners who can...
13 Jan 2011
Chicago Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management Group Reboots!
So you may have been sitting around, sadly wondering “What ever happened to that really great ALM user group that Angela girl used to hold in Chicago and Downers Grove?” I know you were, right?! We had a short hiatus after launch that included a great Scrum meeting with some very special guests...
29 Nov 2010
Rebooting the Indianapolis Area ALM/TFS/Visual Studio User Group!
So the user group around TFS kind of petered off last year. Now that 2010 has been released, and we have a WHOLE MESS of cool new stuff to offer anyone involved in designing, building or testing software, we wanted to reboot it with a fresh new start. More details on our first meeting...
11 Oct 2010
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