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TITLE:
Testing in Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment Workflows

PRESENTER:
Anthony Borton 

SESSION ABSTRACT:

The soon to be released (20th July) Team Foundation Server 2015 and Visual Studio Online feature a completely redeveloped Build system. Hopefully many of you will have seen this in Damian's presentation last month.

In this month's talk I will be presenting on testing in Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment workflows using 2015. As part of this talk I'll demonstrate setting up a CI build, enabling unit tests, setting up continuous deployment and automating remote test execution.

I will also walk though setting up your test servers using the new "machines" feature in the Test Hub and how to automate the deployment of the Visual Studio Test Agent. Finally, we'll take a look at analysing the test results.

SPEAKER BIO:

Anthony Borton is a senior ALM consultant/trainer for Enhance ALM, an Australian based company specializing in helping organisations successfully adopt ALM best practices. He is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Anthony is an engaging speaker with experience presenting at conferences around the world including Microsoft TechEd in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He is the author of 9 newly released courses focusing on TFS 2015.

Date: Friday, 3rd July 2015

Time: 7:30am Breakfast – 8:00am Presentation – 9:00am Finish

Where: Microsoft Office – South Stradbroke Island room Level 28, 400 George Street Brisbane

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TITLE:
Introducing Team Foundation Build vNext

PRESENTER:
Damian Brady 

SESSION ABSTRACT:

Working with Team Foundation Build doesn't feature in many "Top 10 fun things for developers" lists, but that might be about to change.

With Visual Studio 2015, Microsoft have introduced a significant update to the build automation features in Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio Online. Bearing little resemblance to the Windows Workflow TFBuild of old, there's a completely new experience for defining, monitoring and reviewing your builds in the browser. If that's not enough, you'll soon be able to automate builds on Windows, OSX and Linux!

In this session, I'll demonstrate the new Team Foundation Build. We'll explore the new UI and architecture and show you how the new system fits together. We'll also set up a few definitions, trigger some builds, and even look at importing your own custom tasks.

SPEAKER BIO:

I’m a Microsoft MVP in Application Lifecycle Management and I work as a Solution Architect for Octopus Deploy. I’m also a co-author of Professional Team Foundation Server 2013 from Wiley. I run the Brisbane .Net User Group, and the annual DeveloperDeveloperDeveloper Brisbane conference. I spend a lot of time training teams on how to improve their software, be it through improving their agile process, devops, or code quality. I regularly speak at conferences, User Groups, and other events, but most of the time you’ll find me working on Octopus Deploy, or helping teams get the most out of their devops strategies.

Date: Friday, 5th June 2015

Time: 7:30am Breakfast – 8:00am Presentation – 9:00am Finish

Where: Microsoft Office – South Stradbroke Island room Level 28, 400 George Street Brisbane

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TITLE:
Some Highlights for TFS/VS 2015 & Build 2015 Recap 

PRESENTER:
Richard Angus 

SESSION ABSTRACT:

Build just happened, and with it, a number of very interesting announcements. Join us as we go through some of the things that were announced at Build, including:

  • Cross Platform with Visual Studio
  • Changes to TFS Build
  • A Selection of Improvements in Visual Studio 2015/TFS 2015.

SPEAKER BIO:

Richard Angus is a SharePoint/TFS/Visual Studio consultant at Dev iQ with over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. SharePoint has become a bit of a passion for Richard over the years since he first got introduced to it back in 2003, and he has dabbled on and off with SharePoint and its precursors (who remembers Site Server and CMS 2003?). Some say that I have Stockholm syndrome, and they may very well be right...

Date: Friday, 8th May 2015

Time: 7:30am Breakfast – 8:00am Presentation – 9:00am Finish

Where: Microsoft Office – South Stradbroke Island room Level 28, 400 George Street Brisbane

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TITLE:
2015 – The year application telemetry takes off! 

PRESENTER:
Anthony Borton 

SESSION ABSTRACT:

Adding telemetry to your applications is not new I hear many of you say and you’d be right. What is different now is that Microsoft has made it easier to add telemetry to your applications than ever before and through the rich Azure portal experience, the data is presented in an easy to understand way. In this session we’ll see how Visual Studio Online Application Insights can greatly benefit you in determining application availability and performance. You’ll see just how easy it is to get started and how your management will love you for it.

SPEAKER BIO:

Anthony Borton is a senior ALM consultant/trainer for Enhance ALM, an Australian based company specializing in helping organisations successfully adopt ALM best practices. He is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and a Microsoft Certified Trainer. Anthony is an engaging speaker with experience presenting at conferences around the world including Microsoft TechEd in the United States, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He is the author of ten TFS 2013 training courses and delivers the most comprehensive range of TFS courses in the world today.

Date: Friday, 6th February 2015

Time: 7:30am Breakfast – 8:00am Presentation – 9:00am Finish

Where: Microsoft Office – South Stradbroke Island room Level 28, 400 George Street Brisbane

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The QLD ALM users group will not host a meeting in December or January as people are usually busy with Christmas festivities at work or away on holidays. I’d like to personally take this opportunity to wish all user group members a Merry Christmas and may 2015 be a prosperous and successful year for all.

I do have one small request and that is, if you can spare 2 minutes, could you please take a quick look at the Visual Studio ALM Rangers - Unit Test Generator "quick poll" survey? You may recall that up to and including Visual Studio 2010 you could right-click on a method and choose “Generate Unit test” from the context menu. This simply created the scaffolding for you to write your unit tests. It was a simple thing but it has been missed a little by the community. The ALM Rangers are considering a project to bring this back and need your input to determine if you would find it useful and what it should do if the project goes ahead.

Click the following link to get started.

Visual Studio ALM Rangers - Unit Test Generator "quick poll" survey

Thanks


Anthony Borton
User group lead