First meeting: Visual Studio Team System Adoption at Microsoft with Brian Harry

 Brian Harry is a Microsoft Technical Fellow and serves as the Product Unit Manager for Team Foundation Server - a server based product designed to dramatically improve the productivity, predictability and agility of software development teams by ensuring that all team members have easy access to the information they need to make the right decisions at the right time.
Before joining Microsoft Brian worked in two startups - Da Vinci Systems (an early electronic mail company) and One Tree Software (developers of SourceSafe). One Tree Software was acquired by Microsoft in 1994.
In '96 Brian and a few others began working on the problem of improving the approachability of our API for the developer masses.  Although this started as investigating ways to extend COM it eventually grew into what we now know of as the .NET Framework. For a couple of years, Brian was the Development manager for the Common Language Runtime and then served as the Product Unit Manager through the rest of the V1 and most of the V1.1 product cycle.
In 2002 Brian opened a remote development center in North Carolina and formed the Team Foundation Server team.

Meeting Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009
Time: 11:00AM PDT/SLT (18:00 UTC)
Location:  Microsoft Island in Second Life

 

Second Meeting: Advanced developer features in Visual Studio Team System 2010 with Daryush Laqab

Experience a tour of what’s coming soon in Visual Studio 2010 for debugging, profiling, analyzing and diagnosing your applications so they are capable of 24x7 reliability and of scaling to enterprise loads.   Not only will you get to see the features in action, you’ll get a chance to ask questions to a member of the Microsoft team responsible for delivering those features.  Come get the inside scoop, and get a leg up on all the other development teams out there!

Daryush Laqab is a Microsoft Program Manager for Visual Studio Team System.

Meeting Date: Thursday, April 16, 2009
Time: 5:00PM PDT/SLT (UTC-08:00)
Location:  Microsoft Island in Second Life

For more information please see:

http://www.tsug-ve.com/

 

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