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TITLE:
Automated deployment with TFS & Octopus Deploy 

PRESENTER:
Paul Stovell 

SESSION ABSTRACT:

Agile software delivery revolves around getting working software in front of people early, and that's easy when you're delivering a small demo application. But when deployments involve delivering multi-tiered solutions to multiple web, application and database servers in production and pre-production environments, deployment itself can be a risky, heart-pounding and time-consuming process. 

In this talk, I'll look at streamlining the delivery of .NET applications all the way from source control to pre-production and production environments. At the push of a button (or a source code commit), we'll take code, compile it, run unit tests, deploy it to multiple servers in a test environment, run smoke tests, and then promote it to production, all with more traceability and accountability than remote desktop. I'll show how TFS and Octopus Deploy can work together to put working software into the hands of users, faster.

SPEAKER BIO:

Paul Stovell is the founder of Octopus Deploy, an automated deployment tool for .NET developers. Paul started Octopus in 2011 as an attempt to help himself and other developers to more reliably and easily deploy software to production. Since then, Octopus has grown up and now helps over 2000 customers around the world to automate their deployments. Prior to Octopus, Paul worked for an investment bank in London, and in Australia for Readify, a .NET consulting firm. Paul has been a Microsoft MVP since 2006, although lately he's seen the light and spends his time in AngularJS.

Date: Friday, 1st August 2014

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:
Testing using the web-based test case management capabilities of TFS and Visual Studio Online 

PRESENTER:
Anthony Borton 

SESSION ABSTRACT:

Recent updates to Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online have enhanced the web-based test case management capabilities available to testers. In this session we’ll examine these recent improvements to test case management starting with test organization, simplified test case authoring, managing test data at one central location, exporting test artefacts for review/sign-offs, lightweight test execution with bug filing, and so on.  Whether you’re an experienced tester or a testing novice, this session will help your testing using Microsoft’s testing tools.

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 eight TFS 2013 training courses and delivers the most comprehensive range of TFS courses in the world today.

Date: Friday, 4th July 2014

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:
Easy Continuous Deployment to Staging and Production using Visual Studio Online, Azure Web Sites and TFS-Git. 

PRESENTER:
Adam Stevenson 

SESSION ABSTRACT:

Thanks to the powerful combination of Visual Studio Online and Windows Azure, creating a simple continuous deployment pipeline to staging and production web sites has never been easier. Come along and see how you can leverage Windows Azure and TFS to deploy early and often, get feedback faster and ensure "Go Live" day ends with Champagne, not a sleepless night. You’ll also see TFS-Git in action and why all the cool-kids are making the change.

SPONSOR:

Catering this month is provided by ALM-Training and their newly released training courses on Build, Release Management, Application Insights and Scrum. Courses in Brisbane this month include our latest courses on Release Management and Application Insights. More info..

SPEAKER BIO:

Adam is a Software Architect at SSW, and organiser of http://FireBootCamp.com, the gruelling nine week boot camp for .Net developers. He loves delivering high quality, scalable, enterprise solutions. He has a passion for Scrum, Continuous Delivery, and software craftsmanship. This has led him to mentor and contribute to many .Net projects across a broad range of technologies. Adam is currently excited by the multitude of new tools and platforms coming from Microsoft, especially the combination of Visual Studio Online and Windows Azure.

Date: Friday, 6th June 2014

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:
Requirements to released and monitoring in 60 minutes

PRESENTER:
Anthony Borton

SESSION ABSTRACT:

Many of our user group meetups have been focused on a specific feature, technology or product. In this month's meetup I've decided to try something a little different.

I want to show as much of a end to end demonstration as possible using Microsoft Visual Studio Online. I'll keep the application pretty simple (Read AddTwoNumbers.aspx) and will walk through the following:

  • creating a new project
  • entering the requirements
  • use the Agile planning tools
  • add the source to version control
  • write tests
  • create an automated build
  • setup a release
  • deploy to Azure
  • looking at the usage in Application Insights

Clearly I must be crazy to try this.. right?

As you can imagine, it will be a very high level look at everything given the time constraints but I am often surprised by how few people have ever seen "all the bits" working together.

BringAFriendThis month we'd also like to encourage our user group members to bring a friend/colleague along to let them find out about our friendly little group. Maybe the free breakfast might help persuade them to get up a little earlier :)

SPONSOR:

Catering this month is provided by ALM-Training and their newly released training courses on Build, Release Management, Application Insights and Scrum. Course dates now announced for Brisbane.

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 eight TFS 2013 training courses and delivers the most comprehensive range of TFS courses in the world today.

Date: Friday, 2nd May 2014

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:
Diving into Team Foundation Server Extensibility

PRESENTER:
Damian Brady

SESSION ABSTRACT:

Thought Team Foundation Server was a black box? Think again!

In this session, we'll look at the many different options you have for extending TFS to get even more out of the product.

We'll briefly talk about some of the more well-known extensibility features like Process Template Customization. We'll then move onto some of the less well-known extensibility points, taking a look at the Server and Client Object Models and how you can use them to perform additional tasks and integrate with external systems. Finally, we'll take a peek at some other quick and easy ways to subscribe to events and get information out of Team Foundation Server.

SPEAKER BIO:
Damian Brady is a Solution Architect and QLD State Manager for SSW in Brisbane, and he's a recent MVP in Visual Studio ALM. He has well over a decade of experience in design, development and maintenance of critical systems in several industries including law enforcement and finance. His technical expertise is in Scrum, Team Foundation Server and software development in C#, ASP.NET, and HTML5/CSS/JS. The majority of his work is developing bespoke software, and mentoring and training developers and teams to make them more efficient and effective.

Date: Friday, 4th April 2014

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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