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Hey Denver! Our friends at IT Boot Camps have two sets of accelerated trainings coming up that you will want to check out. This is just a subset of courses offered, ones that focus on developers.
This 2-day accelerated program covers all the material that targets achieving the MCTS: Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010, Administration certification (Exam 70-512).
This program is designed for knowledge and skills on installing, configuring and maintaining Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server. It is intended for candidates who install, configure, and manage a Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 implementation. Candidates typically work in an enterprise development organization that provides process automation services by using TFS.
This $950 course (even cheaper if you belong to one of the local user groups!) includes:
The currently-scheduled dates for this training are: February 17 – 18 and March 17 - 18
For more information, visit the course’s home page on IT Boot Camp’s site, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visual Studio, and .NET development in general is a broad and deep topic. IT Boot Camps is providing four separate curriculums in this area:
March 7 - 9 May 2 - 5
Exam Targeted: 70-511: TS: Windows Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Course Material: 10262A: Developing Windows Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
March 10 - 12 May 5 - 7
Course Material: 10264A: Developing Web Applications with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
March 14 - 15 May 9 - 10
Exam Targeted: 70-513: TS: Windows Communication Foundation Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Course Material: 10263A: Developing Windows Communication Foundation Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
March 16 - 18 May 11 - 13
Exam Targeted: 70-516: TS: Accessing Data with Microsoft .NET Framework 4
Course Material: 10265A: Developing Data Access Solutions with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010
IT Boot Camps has courses covering a wide range of topics, but here are a couple more developer-focused ones you may want to look at:
March 28 -31
Exam Targeted: 70-506: TS: Silverlight 4, Development
This accelerated program will take 8 days of information and offer it in a 4 day format. Candidates for this program are developers who create and maintain rich interactive applications (RIA) using Silverlight 4. Candidates may have additional experience with previous Silverlight versions.
June 13 - 14
This class is designed for .NET developers with Web application experience that are exploring developing new applications or porting existing applications to Windows Azure.
After completing this course, students will be able to:
* Remember that there are discounts for user group members!
WHEW! Don’t know where to start? Contact IT Boot Camps for more information.
Using the Visual Studio 2010 ALM Tools to Improve Your Software Lifecycle Management
Come join Microsoft and Notion Solutions as we present the latest tools and techniques for managing your software process to attain quality software using Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 and the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools provided with this release. These new tools provide significant value beyond what is available with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2008.
This roadshow covers the following topics:
Overview of Visual Studio 2010 ALM Tools for Managing Your Software Lifecycle
This is an overview of Visual Studio 2010 and ALM tools and highlights the difference between Visual Studio Team System 2005/2008 and the new Visual Studio 2010, including the new Team Foundation Server features, the new modeling and debugging tools, as well as the latest in capabilities for managing and performing testing.
Using Team Foundation Server 2010 for Non-Windows Development
This is an overview of the best practices for utilizing Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 and Microsoft Visual Studio Team Explorer Everywhere for development activities beyond Microsoft and the Windows platform. This presentation will shows development teams using mixed and non-Microsoft platforms how to effectively leverage TFS 2010 to adopt work item tracking, version control, and automated build and test technologies.
Improving Software Quality with Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Test & Lab Tools
This is an overview of the Visual Studio 2010 and the Visual Studio Test Professional 2010 testing tools, including using the new Microsoft Test Manager 2010 to manage your testing and using test automation to automate your UI testing. The use of Microsoft Visual Studio Lab Management 2010 will be discussed as a means of automating the creation of virtual environments for testing purposes. See how the Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 testing and lab tools can help streamlining your entire testing lifecycle.
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First of all, Happy New Year! I hope everyone enjoyed there holidays, and that the chaos of work allowed you to do so!
We have a new member on our team! Michael Palermo (http://www.palermo4.com/) is our newest Developer Evangelist based in Phoenix. I encourage you to say hello the next time you see him at a local event.
When you get a chance, check out Visual Studio 2010 SP1 Beta. It includes all sorts of cool stuff like Unit Testing against .NET 3.5, SharePoint, IIS Express, etc.
There’s a new book out covering the Build engine in 2010. Take a look on Amazon here.
Have you confused yourself when trying to customize a build in TFS 2010? The new TFS Build Activities reference on MSDN should help!
There are still seats available for the remaining Build & Brew events around the West! Contact me if you’d like an invitation! Remaining venues/dates are:
The Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta is back for V3.0 on Saturday, March 5th! Check out the website and register to go – oh, and it’s FREE!
This month’s Denver VS UG’s meeting features our own Ricardo Villalobos presenting, “Designing, Building, and Deploying Windows Azure Applications using Visual Studio 2010". Don’t miss it!
December was a little slower due to the holidays, so there’s not as much to report in this current installment of the newsletter. Send me your questions and ideas for February’s!