Brian Keller

Director of ALM Evangelism for Microsoft

DemoMates for Visual Studio 2012 ALM Demos

DemoMates for Visual Studio 2012 ALM Demos

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December 27, 2013 Update: Fixed several broken links due to files having been moved.

I have received several great emails from people who have tried the Visual Studio 2012 ALM Virtual Machine and the accompanying hands-on-labs / demo scripts. Thanks for all of the positive feedback!

I also know that for some people, a Hyper-V virtual machine like this one can be a bit hard to get started with. You might not have the requisite hardware and Windows Server hosting environment, or sometimes you just want to quickly demonstrate one of these capabilities to a colleague or user group without the overhead of booting into the virtual machine. For this reason, I have just published a set of DemoMates for each of the 6 ALM hands-on-labs / demo scripts I published last month.

A DemoMate is a Silverlight-based rendering of a software demo which can be used to easily learn a demo or show it to an audience (albeit in a strict, linear format). It’s not a substitute for the virtual machine and being able to go “off road” of the script, but if you plan on sticking to the script then it’s the next best thing.

While you’re using the DemoMates, you can use the options in the lower-right corner to go full screen, switch between auto-play and manual advancing modes, turn presenter scripts on or off, and so on. As you hover your mouse over these items they should become self-explanatory, so I am not going to cover all of the settings here.

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You can run these DemoMates online, or if you plan on using these in an environment where you might not always have Internet access then I suggest installing the offline version.

Note: Not all of the DemoMates are available online due to some hosted assets we lost when an employee left the company. The full collection of DemoMates can be accessed by downloading the offline installers.

Online:
Agile Project Management in Team Foundation Server 2012   
Building the Right Software - Generating Storyboards and Collecting Stakeholder Feedback with Visual Studio 2012
Diagnosing Issues in Production with IntelliTrace and Visual Studio 2012
Exploratory Testing and Other Enhancements in Microsoft Test Manager 2012
Making Developers More Productive with Team Foundation Server 2012
Unit Testing with Visual Studio 2012 - MSTest, NUnit, xUnit.net, and Code Clone    
Introduction to PreEmptive Analytics
Lab Management Improvements in Visual Studio 2012
Testing and Debugging SharePoint Applications with Visual Studio 2012

Offline: (gets installed locally on your computer)
Agile Project Management in Team Foundation Server 2012
Building the Right Software - Generating Storyboards and Collecting
Stakeholder Feedback with Visual Studio 2012

Diagnosing Issues in Production with IntelliTrace and Visual Studio 2012
Exploratory Testing and Other Enhancements in Microsoft Test Manager 2012
Making Developers More Productive with Team Foundation Server 2012
Unit Testing with Visual Studio 2012 - MSTest, NUnit, xUnit.net, and Code Clone    
Introduction to PreEmptive Analytics
Lab Management Improvements in Visual Studio 2012
Testing and Debugging SharePoint Applications with Visual Studio 2012
Authoring and Running Manual Tests using Microsoft Test Manager 2012   
Branch and Merge Visualization with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012   
Code Discovery using the Architecture Tools in Visual Studio Ultimate 2012
Debugging with IntelliTrace using Visual Studio Ultimate 2012   
Introduction to Coded UI Tests with Visual Studio Ultimate 2012
Introduction to Platform Testing with Microsoft Test Manager 2012
Introduction to Test Case Management with Microsoft Test Manager 2012   
Introduction to Test Planning with Microsoft Test Manager 2012   
Introduction to Web Performance and Load Testing with Visual Studio Ultimate 2012   
Understanding Class Coupling with Visual Studio Ultimate 2012
Using Code Analysis with Visual Studio 2012 to Improve Code Quality
Using the Architecture Explorer in Visual Studio Ultimate 2012 to Analyze Your Code  

I hope you’ll enjoy these as another way of learning about the application lifecycle management scenarios that Microsoft is investing in with Visual Studio 2012.

  • Great work brian! How I wish this was released a week ago when I was using the VM for demo :-)

  • Really cool :D thanks

  • Great. This is exactly what I'm looking for. Thanks Brian. This saves me a lot of time.

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