There's quite a few Canberra based organisations and folks really using Team System in anger to support their software development lifecycle. Many are at different stages of the journey but there is certainly a great opportunity to share some of the experiences and ideas.

In the past few weeks I've been chatting with colleagues such Sean Ferguson, Mitch, Grant, Brad, Coatsy, Dave and Andrew Lynes about kicking off the Canberra VSTS user group and we've set a date for our first meeting!

The inaugural meeting set for Wednesday 24th January at 8:00am to 9:30am

 Yep, early morning at the Canberra Microsoft office. Some of the details are subject to change but our charter is pretty well set.

The purpose of the VSTS User Group is to form a community of practice for Canberra-based IT professionals interested in the use of Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) to support the Software Development Lifecycle. The group meetings will not be used to deliver marketing or sales content, but instead will focus on knowledge sharing on effective use of VSTS (tips, tricks, traps).

We don't yet have a regsitration site up as yet, but expect to see something here in the next few weeks.