The next Seattle.Net User Group meeting will be this Wednesday night May 13, 2009.  Remember this will be our first meeting at our new location – Starbucks Support Center (it’s the big Starbucks corporation building by Sears accessible from 1st Ave S in SODO). 

Topic: Test Tools in Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2010.

Abstract:
The largest enhancements for Visual Studio Team System 2010 is an entire suite of tools specialized for testers. In this session Charles Sterling will walk you through a new tool for Test case management and how it not only simplifies test case management but will help determine if new build should be examined and which test cases should be run for a given build – potentially saving testers huge amounts of time. The presentation will then look at tools for recording and running User Interface Tests and finally how to ease the transition from test to development –and even help developers understand which tools they should be running.

Speaker: Charles Sterling
Charles Sterling aka "Chuck" has over 15 years of Developer tools experience at Microsoft. He came to Microsoft from being a marine biologist working for the United States National Marine Fisheries doing marine mammal research on the Bering Sea. An MCSE and MCSD, he started out at Microsoft in developer support focusing on FOXPRO, Visual Basic and the platform SDK, then worked as an engineer for the database teams on ActiveX Data Objects (ADO), Open Database Connectivity (ODBC), and specializing in Microsoft SQL Server. From there Charles took a position with the Solutions Integration Escalation Team, which focused on assisting Microsoft customers with the integration of disparate software technologies into viable enterprise solutions, on this team Charles focused on Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ) doing numerous talks at conferences, writing papers and teaching classes on the topic. Charles’ role in Redmond before moving to Australia for the last seven years was the product manager for the .NET Framework. Chuck is currently back in Redmond working as Program Manager in the Visual Studio Team System Team.

When:
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
5:45 – 6:15 PM – Mixer, group kickoff and speaker introduction
6:15 – 7:45 PM – Presentation
7:45 – 8:00 PM – Spillover time and raffle
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Where:
Starbucks Support Center
2401 Utah Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98134
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Room:
The meeting room is Tazo 7.  Just come in the front entrance by the Starbucks store.  There will be signs or volunteers to help direct you to the meeting location.

Parking:
Since the parking out front of the building is for retail customers, you’ll want to park in the ally near the parking garage next to the SSC (Starbucks Support Center).

Public Transit:
Metro Transit Bus service to Starbucks Support Center is provided on routes 21, 22, 56, 57.  If you are coming from Safeco Center, you can pick up Bus 21 and 56 at 1st Ave & Seneca St stop.  If you need to figure out a route from somewhere else, go to http://tripplanner.kingcounty.gov/ and use the ending address of 1st Ave S & S Stacy St.

Our meeting is open to everyone so bring your friends and co-workers.  If you’re planning to come, please RSVP via email by 3pm on 5/13/2009 (this will help with the food count).