This month I’m presenting a session titled Delivering Continuous Value – A look at Visual Studio Update 2. See how Microsoft are delivering continuous value to MSDN subscribers through their increased release cadence.
Agile and Lean methodologies are intended accelerate our ability to deliver value to our customers. Using these methodologies, companies are increasing the frequency with which they release updates to their products. Microsoft have embraced this and have changed their release cadence for Visual Studio starting with the 2012 release. Largely driven by the new hosted TFS service, Microsoft update the hosted TFS Service approximately every 3 weeks and the on-premise TFS every 3 months. The recently released Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 included over 37 new or improved features as well as more than 86 fixes.
In this demo filled session, Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP, Anthony Borton, look’s at many of the new and improved features in Update 2 including Work Item tagging, Kanban Board customisation, Web based test case management and more.
Anthony Borton is an ALM trainer and consultant for Enhance ALM, an Australian based company specializing in helping organizations successfully adopt ALM best practices. He is a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio ALM as well as 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 2012 training courses and delivers the most comprehensive range of TFS courses in the world today. Anthony was Australia’s first Professional Scrum Developer (.NET) Trainer and has completed over 58 Microsoft certification exams. He was one of the first people in the world to earn the new Microsoft Certified Solution Developer: Application Lifecycle Management certification. You can find out more about his courses at http://www.alm-training.com
Date: Friday, 10th May 2013
Time: 7:30am Breakfast – 8:00am Presentation – 9:00am Finish
Where: Microsoft Office – South Stradbroke Island room Level 28, 400 George Street Brisbane
Sponsor – Enhance ALM Pty Ltd
This month’s meeting sponsor is Enhance ALM who have a number of TFS 2012 training courses coming up in Brisbane next month. In addition to the normal classroom experience, all of these courses can be attended “online” while still offering the full interactive training experience. Time is running out to get a 15% early bird discount.
6th & 7th – Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012
20th & 21st – Managing Projects with Visual Studio 2012
22nd & 23rd – TFS 2012 Developer Fundamentals