We’re running a free demonstration of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server at the MS Campus, Reading on the 2nd March. Here’s the blurb:

This session demonstrates how Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server can be used throughout the lifecycle of a project. The demonstration steps through the first iteration of an agile project delivering an ASP .NET MVC application.

Agenda

10:00

Introductions

Overview of TFS (the only slides in the session)

Demonstration of iteration planning using TFS and Excel based planning tools

11:00

Break

11:15

Architectural design

User Experience design using Expression Blend Sketchflow

Web Application development

Shelving the code for code review

12:00

Lunch

12:30

Code review using Visual Studio code quality tools

Source control

Managing database development

13:30

Break

13:45

Automated builds

Testing; test case management, manual, automated and performance testing the application

Iteration review using TFS reports and SharePoint dashboards

15:30

Close

The session is not a deep dive into any one specific area but intends to show how Analysts, Developers, Testers, Team Leaders/Project Managers/Scrum Masters and members of the extended team can use Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server to make delivering working software easier and more predictable.

You should attend if you would like to gain a broad understanding of the capabilities of Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. The session will be using Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 but it is not specifically intended to provide an introduction to the new features in 2010, but to provide an overview of the entire development platform.

If that sounds of interest please email ukvsts@microsoft.com. We can’t guarantee places but there are a few available at the moment.

Cheers,
Giles