The next set of biweekly MSDN Webcasts are centered around Team Foundation Server 2010 and Windows Phone 7 Marketplace developer registration and application certification.
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February 15, 2011: What you should know about Version Control in TFS 2010

Abstract
Unlike Visual SourceSafe (VSS), which relied on a file-based storage mechanism, Team Foundation version control stores all artefacts, as well as a record of all changes and current check-outs in a SQL Server database which makes it highly reliable and scalable. It supports features such as multiple simultaneous check-outs, conflict resolution, shelving and unshelving, branching and merging, and the ability to set security levels on any level of a source tree, alongside the most visible features of document versioning, locking, rollback, and atomic commits. The source control mechanism integrates with TFS Work Item Management as well. TFS administrators can enforce check-in policies that require specific requirements to have passed and individual versions of files can be assigned labels. This session is targeted towards developers who want to know all the details about the new version control features in Team Foundation Server 2010.

Resources:
  • Team Foundation Server Training Kit
  • Virtual Labs: Learn how to build great applications with these guided, hands-on labs.


Speaker

PieterGheysens Pieter Gheysens is the founder of Sparkles (www.sparkles.be) and focuses as a Visual Studio ALM MVP and Certified Scrum Master on Application Lifecycle Management solutions for the Microsoft .NET Development Platform based on Team Foundation Server. During the last 10 years, Pieter has been involved in many large enterprise development projects as a developer, team lead and software architect. He's passionate about setting up the optimal team development environment to deliver high quality software and strives to get the best out of people, tools and processes. You can read about his experiences at intovsts.net. Since a few years now, Pieter is the User Group Lead for the Belgian Visual Studio User Group (www.visug.be) which organizes many free technical community events with local and international speakers.

Timing
14:00 – 15:30

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March 1, 2011: Agile Development with Team Foundation Server 2010

Abstract
The value of Agile development is being shown by thousands of development teams every day… and numbers are steadily growing. However, software development is a process in which people, processes, and tools must be in perfect harmony. This is where Team Foundation Server 2010 comes in. TFS is an enabler of many agile principles, and provides visibility and transparency on all aspects of the process. It makes the process ‘alive’, and enables frictionless collaboration between all the roles and stakeholders involved in software development.
During this session, a short introduction about Agile and Scrum will be given, followed by a general overview of Team Foundation Server 2010. Demo’s will show how the Agile / Scrum methodology is actually integrated in TFS, and how TFS can be used to gain insights into the progress, status and quality of the project. Topics covered are Work Item tracking, source control, continuous integration, test integration and reporting. A short overview of the different Agile and Scrum process templates will be given, as well as a number of third party tools that mimic the Scrum board that is so iconic for Scrum development.

Resources:
  • Team Foundation Server Training Kit
  • Virtual Labs: Learn how to build great applications with these guided, hands-on labs.

Speaker

After a career of more than 14 years of software development in a variety of development languages, tools and technologies, one of Philippe Minsart’s roles today is Solution Manager ALM for RealDolmen (www.realdolmen.com). In this position, he has acquired a broad experience in Application Lifecycle Management and Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, both through internal projects and customer projects. His role is to give advice and guide companies throughout their ALM improvement projects, covering various domains like project management, process integration, version control, testing, build & release strategies and quality improvement. Philippe has acquired a real passion for Team Foundation Server and the value it represents throughout the Application Lifecycle.

Timing
14:00 – 15:30

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March 15, 2011: Windows Phone 7: Tips and Tricks about Developer Registration and Application Certification

Abstract
In this session you will discover all you need to know about developer registration on the Windows Phone 7 Marketplace, W8 forms, the Geotrust process and more. Also: special tips and tricks to speed up your application approval/certification.

Speaker: David Hernie

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Timing
14:00 – 15:30

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