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Developer Event – What’s new coming to Jhb, CT and Dbn
Microsoft Dev Day is a free and fun event for developers by developers. Please join us for this special Dev Day that will be presented by Microsoft technical experts. At this Dev event we will cover some of the recent announcements made by Microsoft to affect developers including Visual Studio...
26 Feb 2015
Visual Studio Feature Walkthrough – Part 1
Abstract This is a series of posts that goes through the new features of Visual Studio. This specific post focuses on some of the new features of 2013. With 2015 coming soon and the CTP being available I will doing the same for 2015 once it is released. This first article covers the use of some of the...
20 Jan 2015
Getting Started with Azure and/or VS Online using your MSDN benefits
During the last month we delivered some sessions around DevOps as well as software quality. One of the discussion points was around leveraging Azure and Visual Studio Online, and I received a number of queries subsequently around how to leverage this. STEP 1 - Assign and activate your MSDN subscriptions...
10 Nov 2014
A Day of DevOps, Release Management, Software Quality and Agile Project Requirements Management (Cape Town and Johannesburg)
Registration Details Cost: Free Cape Town – 10 Sept: Book here Johannesburg – 15 Sept (yes a Monday): Book here If you have any issues, please Call: 0860 22 55 67 or Email: email@example.com Are you looking to improve the way you manage software projects, or release software?...
31 Aug 2014
Team Foundation Server Training
Recently, I seem to be receiving a decent number of requests around training for Team Foundation Server. This has been across the board including: Planning and Managing Work/Requirements. Agile Project Management Source Control Developer Practices Build Testing – Manual, Automated Release Management...
15 Aug 2014
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...
20 Jun 2014
[Guest Post] - IntelliTrace Tips and Tricks: IntelliTrace Everywhere–Part 2- Colin Dembovsky
This two-part series of blog posts will show you how to get the most out of IntelliTrace – a historical debugger that allows you to record (and replay) program execution. A third post on some advanced IntelliTrace tips is already posted here . In my previous post I showed you how to enable IntelliTrace...
13 May 2013
[Guest Post] IntelliTrace Tips and Tricks: The Basics–Part 1–Colin Dembovsky
This two-part series of blog posts will show you how to get the most out of IntelliTrace – a historical debugger that allows you to record (and replay) program execution. A third post on some advanced IntelliTrace tips is already posted here . Using IntelliTrace You can use IntelliTrace in the following...
13 May 2013
Assign those MSDN subscriptions–and fully leverage your benefits
I work with many customers around their development and application lifecycle management requirements. That is a core part of my job. One of the other aspects is educating customers around leveraging the benefits when they purchase Visual Studio on MSDN. One of the areas that many, many South Africa...
4 Mar 2013
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...
3 Dec 2012
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...
8 Oct 2012
South African Software Development Firm banks on Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012
One the nice case studies for the Visual Studio launch involved a South African company, Global Kinetic. Here are some snippets from the case study “ It builds confidence because with Team Foundation Server 2012 our client has a real-time view of our progress and can check on the project status anytime...
20 Sep 2012
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...
17 Sep 2012
Brian Keller in JHB talking about ALM with Visual Studio and TFS 2012
The ALM guy, Brian Keller is in Johannesburg next week. He is here for just 2 days before he flies off, so this if your opportunity to come listen to him talk about application lifecycle management with TFS and Visual Studio. Below is the full details Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio...
12 Sep 2012
Knowing your WinRT from your Azure - A Guide to the Microsoft Developer and Platform Roadmap
Industry trends, new technology and rising customer expectations are all shaping our strategies. These innovations, across social media, cloud and mobility brings new opportunities as well as questions. The session focusses at developer managers, CxOs and technical decision makers, will delve...
18 May 2012
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...
8 Feb 2012
Developer and Platform Insights Event with Jason Zander, Corp VP, Visual Studio–Johannesburg
Who is Jason Zander? Check out his blog . From his simpler bio there “I'm the corporate vice president for the Visual Studio team in the Developer Division at Microsoft, including Visual Studio Pro, Premium, and Ultimate. I've been in the Developer Division for a long time…..” Jason will be out...
13 Oct 2011
Confused about VS,MSDN, TFS and licensing of pre-production environments?
One of the common pieces of feedback we get from customers and partners is that they do not fully understand how the licensing of Visual Studio, MSDN and TFS – as well as what the story is around the licensing of non production environments. With that in mind, we are running the following session...
19 Sep 2011
Devs4Devs Cape Town Registrations are Open
Devs4Devs is by developers for developers where anyone can participate and presenters can volunteer to present a session on any developer topic. Attendees get to hear from their fellow developers about something new and cool in a short, 20 minute presentation by one of their peers. Presenters get to...
6 Apr 2011
A lap around .Net 4.0
Deep and broad tour of the .NET 4 release, with a focus on making your development experience easier. See lots of demos (and very few slides) showcasing the key new features in the .NET Framework 4 including MEF, improvements in ASP.NET, threading, multi-core and parallel extensions, additions to the...
29 Mar 2011
Internet Explorer 9 Released!!!
Internet Explorer 9 RTW is now available for download. After a first preview at PDC 2009, a first Platform Preview at MIX 2010, a Beta in September 2010 and RC in February 2011: we’ve gone through a lot to bring a more beautiful web. A more beautiful web We are also bringing more content to the local...
15 Mar 2011
Windows Phone 7 Camps–26th and 27th of March
Good day everyone we will be running a Windows Phone 7 Training Camp on the 26th & 27th of March at the Microsoft Offices in Bryanston Johannesburg. Windows Phone 7 Camps is a two day event which will enable you to do Windows Phone 7 Development. This training course is geared for beginners who want...
11 Mar 2011
Slides from Application Lifecycle Management event
We recently delivered, with Notion Solutions , an event focussed around Application Lifecycle Management using Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio. Most of the day was demos, done by Chris Menegay and Colin Dembovsky, showing various aspects of ALM including requirements management, project management...
4 Nov 2010
Watch the PDC2010 opening Keynote LIVE
The PDC is our key developer conference and it’s all about Developers, Developers, Developers! You’ll see the latest and greatest of Microsoft tools and technologies being showcased and it gives great insight into what’s now and what’s coming in the pipeline. This year it’s being held at our Microsoft...
22 Oct 2010
Yes! - Search in Add Reference Dialog, Get the Pro Power Tools for VS2010
A picture says a thousand words. Check out this “Add Reference Dialog:/ If you look at the top right, you will see a textbox where you can type to filter the list. Yes!! Where do you get this? Download the Visual Studio 2010 Pro Power Tools. You can find it via the Extension Manager...
8 Jun 2010
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