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Phoenix Visual Studio Team System Big Event is Coming to Phoenix on 5/7!

My friends Steve Lange, Rob Bagby and Microsoft are hosting a FREE event which will help you discover how people, process and technology are key to helping your organization succeed in today’s environment.

This all day seminar includes several sessions within Architecture, Development & Testing and Application Lifecycle Management tracks.

Dan Weinmann and Brendon Birdoes of Neudesic and I will be delivering content on each of the tracks along with members of the Microsoft Technical Specialist teamand other area VSTS MVPs and ALM practitioners.

Here is a list of available sessions:

  • Test Driven Development: Improving .NET Application Performance & Scalability
    • This session will demonstrate how to leverage Test Driven Development in Team System. We’ll highlight both writing unit tests up front as well as creating test stubs for existing code.
  • "It Works on My Machine!" Closing the Loop Between Development & Testing
    • In this session, we will examine the traditional barriers between the developer and tester; and how Team System can help remove those walls.
  • Treating Databases as First-Class Citizens in Development
    • Team System Database Edition elevates database development to the same level as code development. See how Database Edition enables database change management, automation, comparison, and deployment.
  • vstsbigevent_characterArchitecture without Big Design Up Front
    • Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2010 Architecture Edition, introduces new UML designers, use cases, activity diagrams, sequence diagrams that can visualize existing code, layering to enforce dependency rules, and physical designers to visualize, analyze, and refactor your software. See how VSTS extends UML logical views into physical views of your code. Learn how to create relationships from these views to work items and project metrics, how to extend these designers, and how to programmatically transform models into patterns for other domains and disciplines.
  • Development Best Practices & How Microsoft Helps
    • Sometimes development teams get too bogged down with the details. Take a deep breath, step back, and re-acquaint yourself with a review of current development best practice trends, including continuous integration, automation, and requirements analysis; and see how Microsoft tools map to those practices.
  • "Bang for Your Buck" Getting the Most out of Team Foundation Server
    • Today’s IT budgets are forcing teams to do as much as they can with as little as possible. Why not leverage Team Foundation Server to its full potential? In this session we’ll highlight some capabilities of TFS that you may or may not already know about to help you maximize productivity.

This event will not only provide you with best practices around development and testing, but will demonstrate key capabilities of both Visual Studio Team System 2008 and the upcoming 2010 release that you won't want to miss. It’s a day that promises to have something for everyone!

Click here to register with invitation code: 90BC47

If you have any problems registering, please drop me a note.

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