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TFS 2010 Unboxing – Melbourne

After successful events in Sydney the TFS 2010 Unboxing comes to Melbourne! Check out the details below…

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Since 2005, Team Foundation Server (TFS) has been providing integrated version control, work management and build capabilities. The release of TFS 2010 builds on the foundations formed in the earlier 2005 and 2008 products and focuses on lowering the barrier of entry for teams wanting to get the maximum benefit from TFS with minimal implementation fuss.

If you’ve been thinking about adopting TFS, or are just interested to see what it could bring to your development effort this is a great opportunity to experience what TFS 2010 has to offer. In this session you’ll see both myself and our test partners at KJ Ross walk through everything to do with TFS from installation and getting the basics of version control, build and work item tracking running to what is possible with a fully integrated build, test and lab setup.

By the end of the half-day session you will:

  • be able to install and configure TFS to suit your need
  • understand the benefits that SharePoint and SQL Reporting can bring as optional extras
  • know the role TFS plays in each of the SDLC disciplines and how it can add value

This is definitely an opportunity not to be missed!

The details:

What: TFS Unboxed – A journey through 2010

When: Monday the 2nd of August (morning and afternoon sessions available)

Who: Stephen Godbold (Readify), Dr Mark Pedersen and Dr Tafline Murnane (KJ Ross)

Where: Microsoft, Melbourne – Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place, Southbank

Cost: $75 (includes light refreshments)

Register for the morning session here or the afternoon session here

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TFS Unboxed – A journey through 2010

Since 2005, Team Foundation Server (TFS) has been providing integrated version control, work management and build capabilities. The release of TFS 2010 builds on the foundations formed in the earlier 2005 and 2008 products and focuses on lowering the barrier of entry for teams wanting to get the maximum benefit from TFS with minimal implementation fuss.

If you’ve been thinking about adopting TFS, or are just interested to see what it could bring to your development effort this is a great opportunity to experience what TFS 2010 has to offer. In this session you’ll see both myself and our test partners at KJ Ross walk through everything to do with TFS from installation and getting the basics of version control, build and work item tracking running to what is possible with a fully integrated build, test and lab setup.

By the end of the half-day session you will:

  • be able to install and configure TFS to suit your need
  • understand the benefits that SharePoint and SQL Reporting can bring as optional extras
  • know the role TFS plays in each of the SDLC disciplines and how it can add value

This is definitely an opportunity not to be missed!

The details:

What: TFS Unboxed – A journey through 2010

When: Friday the 25th of June (morning and afternoon sessions available)

Who: Stephen Godbold (Readify), Dr Mark Pedersen and Dr Tafline Murnane (KJ Ross)

Where: Microsoft, 1 Epping Rd, North Ryde, Sydney Australia

Cost: $75 (includes light refreshments)

Register for the morning session here or the afternoon session here

Australian ALM Conference Wrap Up

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the first annual Australian ALM Conference. My talk covered a “What’s new” of Team Build as well as the customisation experience for Team Build 2010. It was really great to see a large group of people interested in Team Build and I was really excited by some of the post-session questions.

If you were interested in obtaining the slide deck, or the sample code I wrote during the session the event organisers have posted them in a zip on the Agenda page of the Australian ALM site.

If you have any questions I didn’t get to answer during/after the session feel free to contact me on stephen.godbold at gmail.com or tweet me on @SteveGodbold

Australian ALM Conference Dates and Early Bird Offer

Australian ALM LogoThe Australian ALM conference dates have been re-announced recently, and registrations have opened.  This means now is the best time to take advantage of the early bird offer – if you’re one of the first 50 attendees to register for the conference you will receive a free NFR copy of Microsoft Expression Studio 3.0!

The conference will be held on the 13th and 14th of April at the one and only Luna Park in Sydney, Australia. It will showcase some great Australian and international speakers in two content tracks and includes the option of attending post conference training. The event will also be the official Microsoft Australia launch for Visual Studio 2010, so if you’re interested in application lifecycle management or want to get a feel for what makes up the Visual Studion 2010 offering head over the registration site and grab your ticket now!

Australian ALM Early Bird Offer

Silverlight in the Capital – with Scott Barnes

Well – July looks like being a massive month for Silverlight here in Canberra! Not only do we have Jordan Knight in town to present the fantastic Silverlight in a Day training session, but Scott Barnes – Microsoft Product Manager for Rich Client Platforms will be in town! I’ve been talking with Adam Cogan who runs the Canberra .Net User Group and there looks like being a special out-of-band user group meeting to give Scott the opportunity to talk to us about all things Silverlight. It’s not too often we have somebody directly involved in the product team in town so bring your questions and suggestions!

Mark these days in your calender now – and if you haven’t registered for the Silverlight in a Day be quick, we’re almost out of seats!

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When: 18th July (0900 – 1700)

What: Silverlight in Day

Where: Cliftons Canberra

Cost: Free!

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When: 28th July (Lunch: 1230-1330,  Evening: 1630-1830)

What: Scott Barnes on Silverlight

Where: Microsoft Canberra

Cost: Free!

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Make sure you don’t miss out on either of these events and rsvp now by emailing me, or for the .Net UG head over to the SSW site to register!

Code Camp – VS2010 Q & A

There were a couple of questions I didn’t answer on the spot during my presentation so I thought I’d throw the answers up here for those who are interested. I’m sure there were more questions than just these, but thanks to it being early on a Monday and not having had my daily caffeine ration – they have slipped my mind for now.

If you did ask a question, and I haven’t covered it please send it through (stephen.godbold @ readify.net) and I’ll update this post with the answer.

Q: Does the manual test runner work for WinForms apps as well as web?
A: Yes. Amit Chatterjee has indicated there is support for Web, WinForms and WPF.

Q. Can you build a fully automated test from a test automation strip recorded by the manual test runner? e.g. Something to use as a basis for load tests.
A: Yes. Test automation strips can be turned into Coded UI tests which can be run in a fully automated fashion. These can also be associated with a data source, to provide coverage of a set of scenarios. See here for how to create a coded UI test (from scratch) and here for how to set them up with a data context.

Q: Will the automation work with javascripts actions? Currently Team System 2008 does not support this.
A: Yes. The recording with faithfully reproduce javascript initiated actions of both synchronous and asynchronous nature. Thanks go to Mathew Aniyan for his prompt reply on this one!

Code Camp Oz 2009 – Resource Post

As promised, here’s the resource post for yesterdays VS2010 talk!

The VS2010 CTP can be converted into a Hyper-V image, which is how I was using it during yesterdays demos. If you have Hyper-V head over here to Grant Holliday’s blog to find out how to turn the VPC image into Hyper-V.

Additionally, unfortunately the CTP has actually expired – but fortunately there is a workaround, which is available on Cameron Skinners blog over here.

There are a group of good walkthroughs for a lot of the features I demo’d in the CTP. They are a great place to start looking around. Be sure to also check out the Channel 9 videos from PDC 2008.

If you’ve got any questions around anything in the CTP, or anything you asked in during the presentation that I couldn’t cover at the time feel free to contact me via my email on stephen.godbold @ readify.net by removing the spaces.

Link Summary

Update: As requested, my slide deck is now available on slide share. You can get it here.