11 Apr 2013

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TFS 2012 Pre-conference workshop at TechEd 2013

I received some great news a little while ago that I have been selected to present a one day pre-conference workshop at TechEd 2013 in both North America (New Orleans) and Europe (Madrid).

If you’re planning on attending TechEd this year, why not head in a day early and get some great hands on experience using Microsoft Team Foundation Server 2012. The breakout sessions and keynotes are always great but for many, a day spent getting hands-on with Microsoft’s ALM platform might be just what you need.

The pre-conference workshop I am delivering is titled “Kickstart Your Application Lifecycle Management Using Team Foundation Server 2012”. I’ve included the session abstract a the bottom of this blog post.

To attend one of the pre-conference workshop, simply choose one of the registration options that includes a pre-conference seminar. Eg.  “Early Bird Pricing + Pre-Conference Seminar”. Even if you’re not attending the full conference, you can attend the pre-conference seminar by itself. [More information]

SESSION ABSTRACT

Frequently Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) finds its way into organizations through well intentioned developers taking it upon themselves to install and configure it. Unfortunately this usually leads to a very ad-hoc usage of the product that fails to deliver the real benefits of an integrated Application Lifecycle Management suite.

In this workshop we start by setting ourselves up with a brand new Team Project on TFS 2012 and then proceed to configure everything required to get our team ready for their first iteration.

This pre-conference workshop is designed to help attendees learn how to get projects started using Microsoft Team Foundation Server. The range of topics covered in this level 200 workshop have been selected to ensure attendees cover the primary areas of value in the product.

Attendees to the workshop receive workshop notes in electronic format which including the hands-on lab exercises, as well as a comprehensive list of resources that they can use after the conference to get up to speed with TFS.

  • SocratesGS

    If I am attending your pre-conference seminar “Kickstart Your Application Lifecycle Management Using Team Foundation Server 2012”; would I still get any benefit attending your “Get Started with Team Foundation Service” session later on during TechEd?

    • Hi SocratesGS,

      I suspect you will gain enough knowledge from attending the pre-conference workshop to allow you to start work with the hosted TFS product without attending the instructor led lab. If the ILL does not conflict with any other session you’re interested in, you’d be very welcome of course.

      Cheers

      Anthony

      • SocratesGS

        Thank you for the reply. Unfortunately the ILL was in conflict with another session because of a recent shuffle in the dates / times of the schedule. I was trying to find out how much of an overlap there would be with the pre-conference seminar. If things move around and make it possible I’ll add the ILL back onto my list. 🙂