One of the great things about being a Team System MVP is you get to participate in many different types of events. I really have to hand it to Steve Lange and Microsoft on this one though, this looks to be a fantastic idea and should make for a fun and educational time.
The Visual Studio Team System Big Event is an invitation only event being held in several cities throughout the west. If you are involved with Team System at all, or if you’ve always wondered what VSTS was all about, this is an event you won’t want to pass up. Here is some more information on the Denver event, which is being held on April 22 at the Denver Office. This is an invite only event, but the good news is, well, here’s your invite! Click the “Register Online” button below, and when prompted for the secret code, use DD1A7F. Oh, I will be presenting the, “Bang for your Buck, Getting the Most out of Team Foundation Server” session. Hope to see you all there…
Register Online (Remember to use code DD1A7F when prompted)
Wednesday, April 22, 2009 8:30 AM – Wednesday, April 22, 2009 5:00 PM Mountain Time (US & Canada)
Welcome Time: 8:00 AM
7595 Technology Way, Suite 400
Denver Colorado 80237
Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 and Microsoft Visual Studio 2010.
Developer, IT Professional and Professional Developer/Coder.
How do you take an idea from conception to completion? How can you truly do more with less?
Please join us for this unique, invitation-only event to discover how both product and processes help your organization succeed in today’s environment. We will explore how Team System assists teams across the board to be successful in today’s tough times. This “break through” event will not only provide you with best practices around development and testing, but will demonstrate key capabilities of both Visual Studio Team System 2008 and the upcoming 2010 release. It’s a day that promises to have something for everyone!
Test Driven Development: Improving .NET Application Performance & Scalability
This session will demonstrate how to leverage Test Driven Development in Team System. We’ll highlight both writing unit tests up front as well as creating test stubs for existing code.
“It Works on My Machine!” Closing the Loop Between Development & Testing
In this session, we will examine the traditional barriers between the developer and tester; and how Team System can help remove those walls.
Treating Databases as First-Class Citizens in Development
Team System Database Edition elevates database development to the same level as code development. See how Database Edition enables database change management, automation, comparison, and deployment.
Architecture without Big Design Up Front
Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2010 Architecture Edition, introduces new UML designers, use cases, activity diagrams, sequence diagrams that can visualize existing code, layering to enforce dependency rules, and physical designers to visualize, analyze, and refactor your software. See how VSTS extends UML logical views into physical views of your code. Learn how to create relationships from these views to work items and project metrics, how to extend these designers, and how to programmatically transform models into patterns for other domains and disciplines.
Development Best Practices & How Microsoft Helps
Sometimes development teams get too bogged down with the details. Take a deep breath, step back, and re-acquaint yourself with a review of current development best practice trends, including continuous integration, automation, and requirements analysis; and see how Microsoft tools map to those practices.
“Bang for Your Buck” Getting the Most out of Team Foundation Server
Today’s IT budgets are forcing teams to do as much as they can with as little as possible. Why not leverage Team Foundation Server to its full potential? In this session we’ll highlight some capabilities of TFS that you may or may not already know about to help you maximize productivity.
Register by Phone
There are other cities on the tour as well:
Mountain View, CA April 28, 2009
Click here to register with invitation code: 80D459
Irvine, CA April 30, 2009
Click here to register with invitation code: A86389
Portland, OR May 5, 2009
Click here to register with invitation code: 2DC0A9
Phoenix, AZ May 7, 2009
Click here to register with invitation code: 90BC47