Our team will be presenting 7 separate sessions at FOSE this year and these sessions are open to both paying and non-paying attendees.   Simply grab your Free Expo Pass from here (choose… All Expo Access – Early Bird $0.00) and come by any of our below sessions on Tuesday, Wed and Thursday.    (no cost required)

Contact Brian Hurst bhurst@microsoft.com with any questions…    

TUESDAY (April 3rd)

1-2:30pm

Go beyond just Source Control - Application Lifecycle Management with Team Foundation Server (TFS)

Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) helps you manage the entire lifespan of your applications using a set of proven processes supported by tools that integrate team members and activities.   This session will take a “role-by-role” look at how Team Foundation Server (TFS) can provide a unified repository and customizable process engine for all your SDLC activates and artifacts.   So whether you’re a Project Manager, Developer (.NET or Java), Tester, Business Analyst or part of the PMO… this session will illustrate how you can be more productive and connected to the overall project.

*Take TFS for your own test drive at the Microsoft Hands-on-Labs-Center located in the same room.  (10am-3pm Wed & Thurs)

WEDNESDAY (April 4th)

10-3pm:  Visit the Microsoft Hands-on-Lab-Center any time between 10-3pm for a test drive of the Visual Studio suite.   

10-11am

Introducing Visual Studio and TFS 11 (Beta)

Microsoft Visual Studio 11 enables developers to take full advantage of the capability of Windows using the skills and technologies developers already know and love to deliver exceptional and compelling apps.  Team Foundation Server 11 builds on the previous three TFS versions by extending capabilities to integrate both end-user and IT operations actionable feedback.   Join us for this session where we will demonstrate the core new features of Visual Studio and TFS 11 due for release later this year.

11-12pm

Got TFS? - Bring the QA team into the fold with Microsoft Test Professional.

Two years ago, Microsoft extended its ALM offering with a new Test Planning, Management & Execution tool called VS Test Professional. VS Test Professional was built from the ground-up to provide powerful capabilities for the QA Manager, Lead and Manual Tester. It also manages your virtual test environments and execution of automated tests built with Visual Studio. Thanks to TFS integration, it has traceability to all lifecycle aspects such as requirements, tasks, code check-ins, bugs, reporting and process guidance. Join us for this 200-300 level lap around Microsoft’s Quality & Testing capabilities.

*Take the QA Tools for your own test drive at the Microsoft Hands-on-Labs-Center located in the same room.  (10am-3pm Wed & Thurs)

1-2:30pm

Take the Windows 8 Metro: An introduction to app dev in Windows 8

In this session, we will talk about the greatness of Windows 8 Metro Style development. On this new platform, you can write apps in C# and XAML, JavaScript and HTML5, or even C++. That’s right, you can use whatever skills you have and bring it with you into the future.  Better yet, there’s a lot of great enhancements to Windows that make it a fantastic platform for mobile and desktop development.  Come to this session to learn about:

· Getting started with Metro;  WinRT and WinJS

· HTML 5 and JavaScript;  XAML and C#

· Mixing languages: call  C++ code from JavaScript!

· A better model for asynchronous programming

· Using charms and contracts to make your apps better

· Deploying your Metro-style apps to the Store

· What does Windows 8 mean to .NET, WPF and Silverlight developers?

THURSDAY (April 5th)

10-3pm:  Visit the Microsoft Hands-on-Lab-Center any time between 10-3pm for a test drive of the Visual Studio suite.  

10-11am

SharePoint as a Development Platform in Federal Government

As SharePoint use rapidly growing across Federal Agencies, so does the opportunity to leverage SharePoint as a rich and powerful development platform.   Leveraging new and enhanced features in SharePoint Designer and Visual Studio 2010, developers can build rich applications at amazing speeds by leveraging out-of-box features and interfaces provided by SharePoint Server and, the no-cost, SharePoint Foundation.   This session will take a look at:  Why you should develop on SharePoint; How to Develop on SharePoint & How to manage team-based SharePoint development projects.

11-12pm

Applications under attack

Software applications are attacked daily, putting corporate profits, trust, and customer privacy at risk.  Explore the types of software vulnerabilities commonly exploited by attackers.  Learn how to identify and fix them and how the Microsoft Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) can be used to improve your organization’s development practices.

1-2:30pm

Agile development in the Government/Waterfall world.

While Federal development teams each have unique challenges, one common question tends to persists "How can we do iterative development but still provide the appropriate level of status documentation to the Program which runs a Waterfall based process?".   

Team Foundation Server (TFS) provides a unified repository and customizable process engine for all your SDLC activates and artifacts.   TFS leverages the concept of customizable Processes Templates to help projects align to desired processes such as CMMi, Agile, Scrum, TDD, Kanban and Secure-Dev-Lifecycle.     This session will review this concept and introduce a new open-source Process Template dubbed "GovDev".   Join us for a deep dive look at how the GovDev for TFS Accelerator sets out to enable the perfect mix of iterative development under the typical Waterfall requirements and stages.   (Download GovDev for TFS 2010 at: http://govdevfortfs.codeplex.com)