In addition to the Visual Studio Launch Events I wrote about in my previous blog entry, I wanted to pass on the rest of the launch information for the rest of the US.  Here is an announcement from one of our developer tools solutions specialists (Laura Smith) handily crafted with upcoming launch events across the nation and also some of our partner webcasts through the end of the year:

Visual Studio 2013 Launch

Join the festivities on November 13th as we launch Visual Studio 2013. Anyone can participate from virtually any location. Simply log into the portal with a workstation or mobile device and watch the keynote speech live or at a time that’s more convenient for you. You can also hear how customers are already using Visual Studio and get detailed insight into using the product’s features and services by watching technical sessions conducted by the Microsoft development team. And for the first time you can view the launch in multiple languages. The virtual launch will start at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Wednesday November 13th.    Click Here for Virtual Launch and Local Launch Events Worldwide

The virtual launch will be followed by local events where we discuss:

  • What’s new in Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013
  • Discuss Real-World Business Scenarios
  • Characteristics and Benefits of Modern Apps
  • Consider Business and Technical Insights

DATE

LOCATION

TIME

LINK

November 13, 2013

Webcast

7:00 AM PST/10:00 AM EST

Click Here

November 14, 2013

Boston, MA

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

Click Here

November 18, 2013

Durham, NC

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

8582501493

November 19, 2013

Alpharetta, GA

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

8582820447

November 20, 2013

Oakbrook, IL

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

1032569677

November 21, 2013

Orlando, FL

11:00 AM – 6:00 PM

8589833423

December 9, 2013

Chicago, IL

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

8590128305

December 10, 2013

Denver, CO

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

1032569314

December 10, 2013

Columbus, OH

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

8590186479

December 11, 2013

Concord, CA

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

1032569320

December 11, 2013

Creve Coeur, MO

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

8590312857

December 12, 2013

Sandy, UT

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

1032569315

December 12, 2013

Irving, TX

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

8590379055

December 13, 2013

Austin, TX

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

8590421181

December 16, 2013

Houston, TX

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

8590519475

January 13, 2014

Tempe, AZ

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

8590557589

January 14, 2014

San Diego, CA

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

8590635823

January 15, 2014

Irvine, CA

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

8590728099

January 16, 2014

Los Angeles, CA

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

8590996903

January 20, 2014

San Francisco, CA

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

8591161395

January 21, 2014

Mountain View, CA

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

8591229599

January 27, 2014

Denver, CO

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

8595721033

January 28, 2014

Boise, ID

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

8594772195

January 29, 2014

Portland, OR

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

8594960759

To register online, visit: www.msevents.microsoft.com . To register by phone, call: 1.877.MSEVENT (1.877.673.8368).

WEBCASTS

What's new for ALM with VS2013: Productivity and Collaboration - InCycle

Visual Studio 2013 incorporates a wave of new ALM features that will help your teams be more productive and collaborate with improved support for agile development practices that you can adopt incrementally to suit the needs of your organization. Features such as agile portfolio management, team rooms, Work Item Charting, Git integration, InRelease stand-alone, web-based code comments on change sets/commits and web-based test case management improvements are part of an integrated solution to help your team collaborate better and increase productivity.

DATE

TIME

CODE

November 20, 2013

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST

Click Here

Unleash the Power of TFS Build - InCycle

Automated builds are the lifeline of a development team, and is the first indicator of product health. Without a successful build, you have nothing. In today's Agile world, the most effective development teams constantly maintain high quality and are ready to ship at frequent intervals. The build is a key to that nirvana. No build == no working software == no testing == no customer feedback == badness all around In this webinar, we illustrate the power of using TFS as a build system and provide arguments for why teams should use it.

DATE

TIME

CODE

November 25, 2013

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM PST

Click Here

Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) in the Cloud – InCycle

How to take advantage of the Cloud to accelerate delivery and improve application lifecycle management? This session will give you an overview of scenarios where development teams can leverage the cloud Azure to develop, deploy and test their applications.

DATE

TIME

CODE

December 4, 2013

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PST

Click Here

How to Get Control Over Your Portfolio of Projects with Agile and TFS - Imaginet

Scrum and agile management methodologies focus on iterative planning, development and release. This session will demonstrate how agile planning, management, and tracking are streamlined with Visual Studio 2013.

DATE

TIME

CODE

November 7, 2013

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST

Click Here

Make Your Development Team Successful Leveraging the Latest Features in Visual Studio 2013 - Imaginet

With the next 2013 release of Visual Studio and related tools, some features rise to the top as new stars. Some of these new features include: Agile Portfolio Management, Cloud Load Testing, Team Room Collaboration, New Code/Test Indicators, New Memory Diagnostics, Enhanced Web Based Test Case Management, Git Integration with TFS, In-Flight Release Management, etc.  

DATE

TIME

CODE

November 14, 2013

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST

Click Here

How To Increase and Improve Developer Productivity with Visual Studio & TFS 2013 - Imaginet

The next version of Visual Studio is rich with new tools that enhance standard developer activities. In this session, we will review and demonstrate some of the new features, such as lightweight code commenting, the new heads-up display, Team Room collaboration, memory diagnostics, improved Team Explorer usability, new code/test indicators, Git integration, etc.

DATE

TIME

CODE

November 21, 2013

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST

Click Here

November 14, 2013

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST

Click Here

How To Organize Add Process To Your Software Development Projects with KANBAN - Imaginet

Kanban was originally created as a scheduling system to help manufacturing organizations determine what to produce, when to produce it, and how much to produce. Although this may not sound like software development, these lean principles can be successfully applied to development teams to improve the delivery of value through better visibility and limits on work in process.

DATE

TIME

CODE

December 5, 2013

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST

Click Here

December 19, 2013

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM PST

Click Here

Quality as a Team Sport – Northwest Cadence

Manual and ad hoc testing is a first-class, role-tailored experience in Microsoft Test Manager, but quality can’t stop—or start!—there. With the connectivity and traceability provided throughout Visual Studio 2013, the entire team can take charge of quality starting on day zero.

DATE

TIME

CODE

November 7, 2013

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM PST

Click Here

Advanced Quality in the Enterprise  - Northwest Cadence

When your application’s critical, rise to the challenge with enterprise-scale tools for continuous quality enablement: web performance and load testing on premise or in the cloud; IntelliTrace diagnostics in all environments, even production; and advanced build-deploy-test workflows.

DATE

TIME

CODE

November 21, 2013

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM PST

Click Here

Azure Dev Test – Northwest Cadence

DevTest with Azure offers more than simply moving infrastructure to the cloud. Imagine enabling developers to quickly and safely deploy their latest changes, run a heavy-duty suite of automated tests, and grant access to QA for manual verification, with just a click.  Creating a DevTest sandbox on Azure takes literally just minutes. Drive a configuration-as-code strategy, automate infrastructure, and most importantly, start turning around lightning-fast feedback between developers, testers, and operations to make your code production-ready faster (and better) than ever before.

DATE

TIME

CODE

December 3, 2013

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST

Click Here

Performance and Load Testing – Northwest Cadence

Performance and load testing are critical components of building high quality and scalable software. Visual Studio Ultimate provides scalable out-of-the-box tools to load test, from large systems with thousands of users, to small applications with a few dozen. Whatever your needs, the Visual Studio Ultimate tools can deliver the performance testing that you require.

This session will give you an introduction to on premise and cloud-based load testing, web performance testing, utilizing test rigs, tips and tricks for effective testing, and examples from real customer experiences load testing their applications.

DATE

TIME

CODE

December 12, 2013

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM PST

Click Here

Test Plans That Reduce Risk

Mark Mydland, Director of QA, Application Insights at Microsoft presents how you can:

  • Develop test plans that focus the development effort and reduce risk
  • Find regressions with fewer, more reliable tests
  • Reduce mean time to detect regressions using defense in depth
  • Find high-quality bugs using streamlined exploratory testing

DATE

TIME

LINK

On Demand

One Hour

Click Here

Game On!

Have a great idea for a game?  Bring it to life at Game On!  Join us for this FREE, hands-on event and learn how to build a Windows 8.1 game in record time.  Whether you're a student, first-time developer or seasoned pro, we will provide the essentials for you to get started with creating an app with one of three gaming engines. You'll hear from expert developers who will cover different game frameworks and explain how to add graphics, levels and sound to games, while sharing other cool ways to make the game your own and ensure your game is available to millions.

DATE

TIME

LOCATION

LINK

November 12, 2013

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Irvine, CA

1032563265

November 13, 2013

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Los Angeles, CA

1032563295

December 3, 2013

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

San Diego, CA

1032563296

December 4, 2013

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

San Francisco, CA

1032563300

December 5, 2013

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Mountain View, CA

1032563299

December 5, 2013

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Portland, OR

1032563422

December 11, 2013

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Redmond, WA

1032563298

December 12, 2013

9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Denver, CO

1032563301