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SPECIAL EVENT: Donovan Brown will connect in virtually from MS HQ in Redmond to present this session. Microsoft will also kindly be catering for the event and there will be swag (shirts) for attendees!

TITLE:
Zero to DevOps with VSTS

PRESENTER:
Donovan Brown, Senior DevOps Program Manager, US Developer Division Team

SESSION ABSTRACT:

DevOps is about people, process and products. Getting it all right requires effort but the benefits to your organization and customers can be huge. Microsoft has a fantastic set of products that can adapt to any language on any platform. In this demo-heavy keynote, Donovan Brown will show you how to go from “zero to DevOps” like a pro. Starting from just a blank desktop, he will create a new team project and a complete pipeline. He will also deploy an ASP.NET MVC application into Azure all live and hands on.

SPEAKER BIO:

Donovan Brown
Donovan Brown is a Senior DevOps Program Manager on the US Developer Division team in Microsoft, focusing on developer tools including Visual Studio Team Services and Team Foundation Server. Before joining Microsoft, Donovan spent seven years as a Process Consultant and a Certified Scrum Master. Donovan has traveled the globe helping companies in the U.S., Canada, India, Germany, and the UK develop solutions using agile practices, Visual Studio, and Team Foundation Server in industries including Communications, Health Care, Energy, and Financial Services. He is also an avid programmer, often finding ways to integrate software into his other hobbies and activities.

Date: Friday, 1st July 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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Join members of the Brisbane .NET users group and the QLD ALM Users Group for this special Visual Studio 2015 launch event.

In this special meetup, sponsored by Microsoft, you’ll see some of the new and improved capabilities of Visual Studio 2015. Learn about changes to the IDE as well and improvements to web and cloud development. You’ll also see what’s new for Windows 10 development before we wrap up the meeting.

Places are limited so please RSVP early so you don’t miss this event!

Where:

  Microsoft Brisbane Office, Lvl 28, 400 George Street

When:

  Monday, 12st September 2015

Time:

  6:00pm-8:00pm

RSVP:

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I’m pleased to welcome the kind folks at Aspose as a new sponsor of the QLD ALM Users group.

As sponsors of our user group they are kindly donating a Developer Small Business license for any one of the products listed below. This entitles a single developer to create applications for themselves or inside their organisation.  We’ll give away one license every three months to a lucky user group member. I’ll let you know which meetings will include this giveaway in the meeting notifications I send out.

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Here’s a list of just some of their great products. Be sure to check them out if you’re in the market for libraries to help you work with these formats.

The winner of each license can choose from one of these items.

Our first giveaway is at our meeting this Friday, 7th August 2015. One lucky attendee will leave with an awesome license. I’ll leave it to the presenter, Richard, to figure out how he will pick the lucky winner.

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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