My good friends at Notion have put together a killer set of webcasts, roadshows and training courses…mention my name at any of Ed Blankenship’s training events and receive preferred seating!

(Guessing that means in one of the corners)

Visual Studio Team System 2010 Events!

At Notion Solutions, our primary focus is to maximize your success with Visual Studio Team System. Below is a listing of all the remaining Visual Studio Team System events between now and the end of the year, such as:

· VSTS 2010 Roadshows

· VSTS 2010 Courses

· VSTS 2010 Webcasts

· VSTS 2008 Courses

· VSTS 2008 Webcasts

To register for any event, just click on a date below! 

For a list of all upcoming events, please visit our Notion Solutions Events page by clicking here.  To send comments or feedback, email us at info@notionsolutions.com or call us anytime at (972)607-4833. 

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Accelerate Your Software Process with Visual Studio Team System 2010 Roadshow

Come join Microsoft and Notion Solutions as we present the latest tools and techniques for managing your software process to attain quality software. Microsoft’s tools make implementing a predictable process simpler than ever, but you need to know what your options are. This roadshow is all about making sure you know what is possible so that you can start planning how to improve your organization’s ability to deliver quality software to your customers.

Chicago, IL

October 6, 2009

Houston, TX

October 7, 2009

Dallas, TX

October 8, 2009

St. Louis, MO

October 13, 2009

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Overview of Visual Studio Team System 2010 (4-Day Course)

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to improve the development practices of their entire organization and team. This course covers a broad set of features provided with Visual Studio Team System 2010 to assist your team with application design, test management and execution, development standards and collaboration, automated build and release management, database schema management and test lab management. This course covers all of the most important features without going overly deep. By the end of the course, students are equipped to better understand how Visual Studio Team System 2010 can be used within their organizations. This course is currently taught using Beta 1 of Visual Studio Team System 2010.

Dallas, TX

October 26 – 29, 2009 8:30am-5:00pm CT

Tester Training with Visual Studio Team System 2010 (4-Day Course)

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to use the latest testing tools provided by Visual Studio Team System 2010 to improve their ability to manage and execute test plans. Test case creation and management will be covered, as well as test execution and automation practices. Creating and managing virtual lab environments using Team Lab will be discussed within the context of test planning and execution. By the end of the course, students are equipped begin planning the implementation of Visual Studio Team System 2010 for improving testing practices within their organizations. This course is currently taught using Beta 1 of Visual Studio Team System 2010.

Dallas, TX

November 2 - 6, 2009 8:30am-5:00pm CT

Development Training with Visual Studio Team System 2010 (4-Day Course)

This course provides students with the knowledge and skills to improve the development practices of their organization and team. This course focuses on improving interaction between team members as well as enhancing architecture compliance, coding practices and debugging techniques using tools all integrated directly into Visual Studio 2010. By the end of the course, students are equipped to enforce architecture and coding standards, perform unit testing during builds, setup gated checkin processes, use historical debugging, uncover performance bottlenecks and interact better with test teams. This course is currently taught using Beta 1 of Visual Studio Team System 2010.

Dallas, TX

November 9 - 12, 2009 8:30am-5:00pm CT

Database Training with Visual Studio Team System 2010 (4-Day Course)

This course provides knowledge and skills to manage database objects using Team Foundation Version Control, Team Foundation Build, and tools that aid in database testing, test data generation and deployment all integrated directly into Visual Studio 2010. By the end of the course, students are equipped to use managed techniques for testing, versioning and deploying databases to create high-quality databases. This course is currently taught using Beta 1 of Visual Studio Team System 2010.

Dallas, TX

November 16 - 19, 2009 8:30am-5:00pm CT

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Looking Ahead to Team System 2010 Webcast

This is an overview of Team System 2010 and highlights the difference between 2008 and 2010. Key emphasis will also be put on what migration steps need to be taken to make use of all of the new features, including the testing tools, version control, work item tracking and build enhancements. As a basis for demonstration, the development processes and practices used to create Notion Tools for Team System will be demonstrated, including branching models, build and deployment automation, custom reporting and workflows.

Sept. 17, 2009 1:00pm CT

Oct. 15, 2009 1:00pm CT

Nov. 17, 2009 1:00pm CT

Dec. 15, 2009 1:00pm CT

Looking Ahead to Testing with Team System 2010 Webcast

This is an overview of the VSTS 2010 testing tools including using the new Microsoft Test & Lab Manager to manage your testing and using test automation to automate your UI testing. The use of Test Lab will be discussed as a means of automating the creation of virtual environments for testing purposes. Deploying to VM environments during build will be demonstrated and facilitate a robust developer/tester lifecycle. For a taste of real-world use, the test plans and test process used to perform multi-platform testing of Notion Tools for Team System will be demonstrated.

Sept. 10, 2009 2:30pm CT

Oct. 8, 2009 2:30pm CT

Nov. 12, 2009 2:30pm CT

Dec. 10, 2009 2:30pm CT

Looking Ahead to Development Practices with Team System 2010 Webcast

This is an overview of the new development and database tools in Team System 2010. The new capabilities of historical debugging, code analysis, profiling and the new test impact analysis will all be demonstrated. Working with Team Foundation Server 2010, gated-checkin will be discussed as well as the tester/developer collaboration experience. The new architect tools will be demonstrated to facilitate a better understanding of how modeling is a part of the development experience.

Sept. 24, 2009 3:00pm CT

Oct. 22, 2009 3:00pm CT

Nov. 19, 2009 3:00pm CT

Dec. 17, 2009 3:00pm CT

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Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server (TFS) Class (2-Day Course)

This course covers the major components of Visual Studio® 2008 Team Foundation Server. Learn how to build your organization’s software process into Team Foundation Server by modifying the out-of-the box process templates for MSF for Agile Software Development and MSF for CMMI® Process Improvement. This course covers version control, reporting, automated build, work item tracking, and project management.

Chicago, IL

September 21 – 22, 2009 8:30am-5:00pm CT

Washington, DC

October 19 - 20, 2009 8:30am-5:00pm ET

Testing Applications with Visual Studio Team System 2008 (2-Day Course)

This course provides hands-on experience with all the Team System testing functions including: defect reporting, defect tracking, and manual test creation, as well as execution of manual, Web, load, and unit tests. It covers how to utilize reporting features and create quality reports used to analyze the status of projects.

Chicago, IL

September 23 – 24, 2009 8:30am-5:00pm CT

Washington, DC

October 19 - 20, 2009 8:30am-5:00pm ET

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Improving your Software Process with Team Foundation Server 2008 Webcast

Overview of Team System primarily focused on the collaboration components available with Team Foundation Server. This webcast will discuss work item tracking, version control, automated build, reporting, and overall workflow. This webcast will also discuss common short-comings and how to address them today, as well as mention what to expect with the release of Visual Studio Team System 2010.

Oct. 1, 2009 1:00pm CT

Nov. 5, 2009 1:00pm CT

Dec. 3, 2009 1:00pm CT

Improving your Software Testing with Team System 2008 Webcast

Overview of the Team System 2008 testing tools including manual testing, automated web and load testing. In addition, integrating the testing process into Team Foundation Build will all be demonstrated in detail.

Sept. 10, 2009 1:00pm CT

Oct. 8, 2009 1:00pm CT

Nov. 12, 2009 1:00pm CT

Dec. 10, 2009 1:00pm CT

Improving Development  Practices with Team System 2008 Webcast

Overview of the best practices for using the development tools in Team System. With the merger of Visual Studio Team System 2008 Database Edition and Visual Studio Team System 2008 Development Edition, the opportunity for implementing process and tooling for your database schemas has never been better. The best uses for code analysis, unit testing and code coverage for your .NET code will be covered. This session includes a detailed demonstration of how to manage database change using version control, data generation, unit testing, code analysis and automated build.

Sept. 24, 2009 1:00pm CT

Oct. 22, 2009 1:00pm CT

Nov. 19, 2009 1:00pm CT

Dec. 17, 2009 1:00pm CT