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  • Blog Post: Events–PTA and JHB - Application Lifecycle Management with TFS and Visual Studio

    We are delivering some small events focussed around using Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio to improve your application lifecycle processes. These events are small and were by invite. We do have some spare capacity, which we are opening up the broader community.  To register (the events are...
  • Blog Post: ALM for CRM (and other LOB) implementations

    One of the core parts of my role is speaking to customers about application lifecycle management. Too often, customers think that this only applies in cases where you have “coding” scenarios – i.e where developers are using an IDE (e.g. Visual Studio, Eclipse etc.) to develop an application. In scenarios...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio Update 1 Videos and Testing for Continuous Delivery Book

    Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 was released last week. There is a decent amount of new bits in there. Check http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalm/archive/2012/11/26/visual-studio-and-team-foundation-server-2012-update-1-now-available.aspx Also we released some nice short videos to introduce some of the...
  • Blog Post: Visual Studio & TFS 2012 Overview Training 2-Day Class (and techdays reminder)

    We have received a few requests around training for Visual Studio and TFS 2012. One of our Application Lifecycle Management partners, Imaginet, is delivering a course locally. The session is being delivered by Colin Dembovsky, who is also an MVP on the topic Side Note : Colin and I will also be presenting...
  • Blog Post: Lessons Learnt at Microsoft Developer Division adopting TFS/Agile and Improving Processes–sample chapter

    I often get asked about how Microsoft develops software, and how we look to improve our processes. I generally end up talking about MQ and you can find out more this via this search . This weekend I came across a sample chapter from the book Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012: Adopting Agile Software...
  • Blog Post: The case for testing..

      A couple of motorists have been receiving fines to the tune of R50 000 or more. As it turns out it was a software upgrade, where the the 50 000 was actually cents, rather than rands. You can read a bit more here . I wonder if they ran some tests after the upgrade! Ahmed
  • Blog Post: Events, Events! Scrum, Testing, Sharepoint ALM

      We have a number of events during Feb and Mar. Below you find the details of these various events. This is all Johannesburg   Scrum for Managers (2 Mar, free) The role of the manager in a software company is changing. No longer is it about driving people to achieve results. Now it is about...
  • Blog Post: ALM/TFS Sessions at TechED Africa.

      TechED is around the corner, and we have lined up some great speakers and content. Speakers Brian Keller - Senior Tech Evangelist for TFS/ALM Chris Menegay – a regional director from Imaginet who has been working with TFS for ages. Heads up one of the leading ALM partners in the United States...
  • Blog Post: Slides and Resources from the Testing Session

      Below you can find the links to the slide deck and some other resources based on the session I recently delivered on “Improving Software Quality with Test Professional”. This session was largely focussed on the manual testing tools that can be used to improve your software. The slide deck can...
  • Blog Post: Events on ALM/TFS and Testing

      Using the Visual Studio 2010 ALM Tools to Improve Software Lifecycle Management: Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2010 provides a wide range of tools to improve your application lifecycle management processes. Attend this session for an end to end overview of these tools. Topic covered...
  • Blog Post: Where/How do I get started with TFS?

      Question: Where or how should I get started with Team Foundation Server? Answer 1: It depends.. What do you want to accomplish? Answer 2: Install, Get comfortable with source control, then move on to the next thing. Most likely build and/or work item usage.   Let’s delve into this a bit more...
  • Blog Post: General TFS Updates

      This is “old” news, but I thought it would useful to summarize some updates in areas where I regularly get questions. Silverlight and Firefox Testing Support Visual Studio Premium and Ultimate, as well as Visual Studio Test Professional provides capabilities to capture a series of actions, and...
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