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TITLE:
VSTS/TFS latest enhancements and RPi Build Light for VSTS

PRESENTERS:
Anthony Borton and Ben Parker

SESSION ABSTRACT:

For our May meetup, we're going to look at the latest enhancements and improvements in Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server. With Microsoft's increased release cadence is important to stay up to date and make sure you're benefiting from all of the productivity improvements!

We'll also take another look at Codify's VSTS Build Monitor following recent improvements. If you're a gadget-fan and you're looking for a reason to start playing with IoT and Raspberry Pi the news gets even better!!!  Codify will give one lucky attendee a free VSTS Build-Light to brighten up you dev/test pod! Built on Windows 10 IoT Core, you will need a Raspberry Pi 2 or 3, and 12v RGB LED light strip. Take a look at http://www.codify.com/visual-studio-build-monitor-first-play-windows-iot/ to see it in action.

Finally we'll draw a winner from those people that registered to win the 3-day conference pass to NDC Sydney. Thanks again to the conference organisers for generously providing the free ticket for our user group.

SPEAKER BIO:

Anthony Borton
Anthony is a senior ALM consultant/trainer for Enhance ALM, an Australian based company specializing in helping organisations successfully adopt ALM best practices through training and consulting.

Ben Parker

Ben is an experienced Release Manager/DevOps lead helping customers develop software and increase their productivity on the development platform, including Application Lifecycle Management, Azure, DevOps.

Date: Friday, 6th May 2016

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:
Getting Started with Selenium Testing in a Continuous Integration Pipeline with Visual Studio

PRESENTERS:
Richard Angus

SESSION ABSTRACT:

Performing user interface testing as part of the build process is a great way of detecting unexpected changes and need not be difficult. This walk through will get you started with using Selenium to Test your website in a Continuous Integration build.

SPEAKER BIO:

Richard Angus
Richard 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 he may have Stockholm syndrome, and they may very well be right...

Date: Friday, 12th February 2016

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:
.NET Deployment Strategies: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

PRESENTERS:
Damian Brady

SESSION ABSTRACT:

Ever wonder how other teams deploy their software? It’s hard to know what goes on behind the walls of another company and even harder to learn from their mistakes. At Octopus Deploy, we see a broad range of deployment strategies and techniques. Some are extremely effective, some … well, not so much.

Join Octopus Deploy Solution Architect Damian Brady as he takes you through a range of delivery strategies employed by development teams all over the world. How do teams overcome the challenges of delivering quality software and which techniques work in which scenarios?

You'll see everything from "what were they thinking!" to "it must be black magic!" and hopefully walk away with some ideas of your own.

SPEAKER BIO:

Damian Brady
Damian is a Microsoft MVP in Application Lifecycle Management and a Solution Architect for Octopus Deploy in Brisbane, Australia. He is a co-author of "Professional Team Foundation Server 2013" from Wiley, and he regularly speaks at conferences, User Groups, and other events.

Damian spends a lot of time training development teams on how to deliver their software better, be it through improving their agile process, code quality, or DevOps strategy. Most of the time you’ll find him working on Octopus Deploy or helping teams use it better.

Date: Friday, 8th January 2016

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:
Performance Testing with Visual Studio – What we have Learnt

PRESENTERS:
Steven Butler and Matt Cole

SESSION ABSTRACT:

Steven Butler, and Matt Cole from KJR will give an overview of their experiences as we moved towards using Visual Studio to do Load and Performance testing for clients.  They will discuss the things they like and dislike about using Visual Studio for this task. They show how they have used Visual Studio L&P Tools to overcome some of the challenges. They will also discuss some of the trials and tribulations of VS compared to other products on the market.

SPEAKER BIOs:

Steven Butler
Steven is a Principal Consultant with leading testing consultancy KJR.  He specialises in test automation and performance testing using a variety of tools, technologies and platforms.  Steven has assisted clients with automation or performance testing in many industries and problem domains, including Railway Control Centres, Airline, Education, Telecommunication, Healthcare, Insurance, Superannuation, Gaming and Human Resources.
Matthew Cole
Matt is a Senior Consultant with KJR, and helps guide customers towards delivering a quality product. Matt has experience across the entire ALM process and with a particular focus as an Automation Specialist and as a Load & Performance Specialist.
Matt has experience in a range of tools, and industries, including Safety Critical, Banking & Finance, Insurance, Education and many others.

Date: Friday, 4th December 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:
Project to Ops, the Agile* way!

PRESENTER:
Anthony Borton

SESSION ABSTRACT:

Implementing an enterprise grade DevOps pipeline is seen as critical for many businesses today if they are going to meet demands to reduce lead times and deliver value more frequently.

In this demo-heavy session, Anthony will cover topics from continuous integration to continuous delivery and agile tools to application monitoring with a focus on Azure.

TEASER: There's also going to be some completely unseen feature demonstrations during this session :) 

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. Find out more information about his most recent course release at http://www.vsdevops.com.au

Date: Friday, 13th November 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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