Do you really need someone dedicated to run your on premise TFS environment?
How do you manage remote users?
Does it really need Reporting Services and SharePoint?
What’s the best approach to monitoring?
What’s the best approach to patching?
What’s the best approach to upgrading it?
How do standards get enforced (or can they)?
Should I just go with the Visual Studio online version?
Which is better, TFVC or Git?
Angela Dugan, ALM MVP, will be presenting as well
Registration is still open so sign up soon.
Right before the Christmas holiday I had the opportunity to do my first technical review of a book. Gordon Beeming is a Microsoft ALM MVP and Microsoft ALM Ranger who wrote Team Foundation Server 2013 Customization for Packt Publishing.
If you are looking for a good book on customizing TFS 2013 work items, the web interface, jobs and build process then this book for you. The examples are very practical and clearly explained. I highly recommend Gordon’s book!
As a nice little part of doing the review I got to call out my wife and kids for patience while I did the review. First time they got their names printed in a book
Was one of your New Years resolutions to learn a new technology in 2014? If so, then Keith Franklin will help you with this as he talks about Bootstrap 3 at the Chicago .NET Users Group (CNUG) on Wednesday February 19th. Boostrap is a framework for developing mobile enabled web applications.
Keith will be covering Bootstrap at a high level to give you information to start developing your first application.
You will need to RSVP since Modis is providing food for the event and Microsoft needs to provide a list to security as to who to let in after hours. Food and beverages are at 6:30PM and the talk will start at 7:00PM. The meeting will be held at Microsoft’s office in Downers Grove.
The sixth annual Chicago Code Camp (in Grayslake) will be on April 26th. This is a great, free conference with over 35 sessions led by developers from the Chicagoland area. Register soon!
My session proposal on how large enterprises can use ALM tools for application delivery was accepted for the ALM Forum in Seattle. I’ve attended the conference when it was hosted by Microsoft the last two years and hadn’t seen a session on this and so decided to give it a try
If you are thinking of going, there’s a $600 discount if you register by January 15th.
Was very happy this morning to see that I was renewed as a Microsoft ALM MVP.
Best wishes to everyone in 2014 :) May you achieve all of the goals you set out to accomplish.
Brian Harry announced that Team Foundation Server (TFS) and Visual Studio (VS) 2013 released to market on Thursday October 17th. Angela Dugan will be leading the presentation on their usage in ALM processes to the Chicago ALM User Group attendees on October 30th at Microsoft’s downtown Chicago office. Great advances have been made in how you can use these tools in your application lifecycle management (ALM) processes.
You need to register prior to October 28th so the AON building security has you on their list.