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Devs vs. Ops: Making Friends with the Enemy

PRESENTER:
Damian Brady (Microsoft) presenting remotely from Toronto.

SESSION ABSTRACT:

Developers and IT Pros are like enemies forced onto the same team. The goal is the same - stable, working software in the hands of users - but devs care about very different parts of that equation than ops, and that can easily lead to enmity. So how do you bridge that gap?

This session focuses on what the other side cares about. For developers, it's all about the code. But your code doesn't run in isolation and there are legitimate reasons the operations team might push back. Developers in this session will learn about these concerns, including ways to avoid pushback through better architecture, or explain requirements early and in the right way.

On the flip side, there are things that the operations team needs to know about the code that runs on their infrastructure. It might seem like it sometimes, but developers aren't deliberately setting out to ruin your day! IT pros in this session will learn about software architectures to watch out for, how to encourage developers to think about problems early, and how to avoid "last-minute" pushback.

From grudgingly working alongside each other to truly working together towards a common goal, this session seeks to encourage mutual respect, and ultimately a much better DevOps story for your organisation.


SPEAKER BIO:

Damian Brady

Damian is an Australian CDA specializing in DevOps. He's currently based in Toronto, Canada, but will be moving back to Australia - the land of the dangerous creatures and beautiful beaches - in 2018.

Formerly a dev at Octopus Deploy and a Microsoft MVP, he has a background in software development and consulting in a broad range of industries. In Australia, he co-organised the Brisbane .Net User Group, and launched the now annual DDD Brisbane conference. He regularly speaks at conferences, User Groups, and other events around the world, and he's been an occasional guest on various podcasts like .NET Rocks and Hanselminutes.

Most of the time you'll find him talking to developers and IT Pros to help them get the most out of their DevOps strategies. https://twitter.com/damovisa


Date: Tuesday, 10th November 2017

Time: 7:30am Breakfast – 7:45am Presentation – 9:00am Finish

Where: Microsoft Office – Level 28, 400 George Street Brisbane

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What's coming in TFS 2018?

PRESENTER:
Anthony Borton, DevOps trainer/consultant, Enhance ALM Pty Ltd

SESSION ABSTRACT:

With TFS 2018 RC2 already available and the likely release of TFS 2018 not too far away, it’s time to learn what’s coming in this new version to make our teams more productive.

Some of the features we’ll see include the new built-in Wiki, backlog filtering, Package Management improvements and some improvements around the testing capabilities.

Git users will love this release! There’s a huge number of enhancements for Git including Git Forks and more. You can even manage massive Git repositories with GVFS in TFS 2018.

If you’re interested in Release Management, we’ll demonstrate the new Release Editor and see how Release Management now supports robust out-of-the-box multi-machine deployment.

To help you get ready, we’ll also discuss what’s changing in terms of pre-requisites and what functionality is being deprecated in this upcoming version.

The list of improvements is far too large for this blog post so you’ll have to come along and see how many we can get through in the meetup.

SPEAKER BIO:

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

Date: Tuesday, 10th October 2017

Time: 7:30am Breakfast – 7:45am Presentation – 9:00am Finish

Where: Microsoft Office – Hamilton room Level 28, 400 George Street Brisbane

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What's new in TFS 2017 Update 2?

PRESENTER:
Anthony Borton, DevOps trainer/consultant, Enhance ALM Pty Ltd

SESSION ABSTRACT:

The soon-to-be-released Update 2 for TFS 2017 offers a wealth of new features and enhancements to help your team.

Come along and enjoy breakfast while learning about updates to work item tracking, delivery plans and much more. We'll look at the new package management experience as well as release management improvements for Azure web apps and containers. There's too much to list here but come along and see for yourself :) 

SPEAKER BIO:

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

Date: Tuesday, 14th July 2017

Time: 7:30am Breakfast – 7:45am Presentation – 9:00am Finish

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

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Unravelling hidden tricks and tips in Visual Studio 2017

PRESENTER:
Justin Clareburt, Senior Program Manager for the Visual Studio team based in  Redmond

SESSION ABSTRACT:

Come along and join Justin Clareburt from Microsoft Redmond in this informal look at the Visual Studio 2017 IDE. While he claims to know more hidden tips and tricks than anyone, I’d love to see our user group members teach Justin a trick or two while he’s here sharing many productivity tips to make you drive Visual Studio like a boss!

The plan for our meetup is to have a fun interactive session where we can all play around with VS2017 showing off our favourite features and discussing ideas. As usual they’ll be lots of chit-chat. And eating bacon. And muffins. And more bacon :)

SPEAKER BIO:

Justin Clareburt
Justin is a Senior Program Manager for the Visual Studio team based in  Redmond. He is an expert in IDEs, he is known for his passion for the ultimate development experience, incorporating efficient, effective and accessible tools, commands and shortcuts. With over 20 years of software engineering experience at companies such as Amazon, NewsCorp, Symantec and the Australian Government, he is now at the front line of Microsoft's premier software development tools, designing and developing the tools of tomorrow.

Date: Tuesday, 17th Mary 2017

Time: 7:30am Breakfast – 7:45am Presentation – 9:00am Finish

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

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QALMUG celebrates the Visual Studio 2017 launch

PRESENTER:
Anthony Borton, DevOps trainer/consultant, Enhance ALM Pty Ltd 

SESSION ABSTRACT:

The launch of Visual Studio 2017 on March 7th heralds a suit of new and improved features for developers and the QLD ALM Users Group wants to share some of those features with a focus on ALM and DevOps.

Come along to our meetup and see Anthony Borton showcase a number of new features that will be sure to excite.

SPEAKER BIO:

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

Date: Tuesday, 14th March 2017

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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