Canberra VS ALM Special Event

Sam Guckenheimer

I’ve just been alerted to a really great opportunity that I wanted to pass on to you all. We have access to a special Canberra User Groups session with Sam Guckenheimer. Sam is the Group Product Planner for the Visual Studio product line. This a really great chance to interact with one of the people that guides the vision for where Visual Studio will go in years to come, and provide your feedback on what you’d love to see in v.Next and beyond!


A session with the man behind the product that you know as Visual Studio Team System/ALM and TFS

Join Group Product Planner for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010, Sam Guckenheimer at this special User Group briefing. Visual Studio 2010 is an exciting release with a significant emphasis on Application Lifecycle Management and integration with teams. The driving force behind much of this innovation has been Sam Guckenheimer. In this session, Sam will discuss the design decisions behind the new and enhanced functionality and will give an insight into the process behind building such a significant piece of software.

Come armed with questions on any or all of the following:

  • VS* 2010 (including Ultimate, TFS)
  • Testing
  • Professional Scrum Developer Training
  • Lean Software Development
  • The Product Lifecycle inside Microsoft
  • Software Practices / Processes/ Methodologies
  • Application Lifecycle Management
  • Dynamic IT
  • Sam’s book, Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, what he’s learned since, and what will be in the next edition

About Sam Guckenheimer

Sam Guckenheimer is the author of Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System.  He has 25 years experience as architect, developer, tester, product manager, project manager and general manager in the software industry in the US and Europe.  Currently, Sam is the Group Product Planner for the Microsoft Visual Studio product line.  In this capacity, he acts as the product owner, chief customer advocate, responsible for the end-to-end external design of the next releases of these products.  Prior to joining Microsoft in 2003, Sam was Director of Product Line Strategy at Rational Software Corporation, now the Rational Division of IBM.  He holds five patents on software lifecycle tools.  A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Sam is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Harvard University.  Sam lives in the Seattle area with his wife and three children in a sustainable  house they build that can be seen in Metropolitan Home magazine at

You can register for this session here! If you’d like to be kept up to date on Visual Studio ALM in Canberra register on the Canberra VS ALM User Group website to recieve email notification of the upcoming events!


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