17 Nov 2016

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Presenting at the Microsoft Developer Event 2016 in Sydney

Yesterday, I had the privilege to be one of the presenters at a half-day developer event in Sydney, Australia. The event included an opening keynote by Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella who spoke about empowering developers to shape the future with an intelligent cloud platform and artificial intelligence. This was probably the biggest audience I have presented to to-date with over 1,300 developers registered to attend the event.  The focus of my presentation was DevOps using Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server 2017 (TFS). Here are some links to more information on some of the topics I demonstrated.Agile...

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5 Oct 2015

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Speaking at CodeCamp NYC this Saturday–Tickets still available for just $10

This Saturday 10th October I’ll be presenting two talks at CodeCamp NYC. Held in the Microsoft Midtown offices, this is a great event with nearly 70 sessions to choose from during the day. Your $10 ticket gives you this all-day event with refreshments served, including breakfast, lunch, and beverages throughout the day. These are the two talks I’ll be delivering.Talk #1 - TFS Build 2015 - What every developer needs to knowTime: 1:00pm-2:15pm   Room: AmbassadorTalk #2 - Enhancing application quality using Visual Studio 2015 EnterpriseTime: 2:30pm-3:45pm   Room: AmbassadorWhen I’m not presenting you’ll find me at the QuickLearn stand. Stop by...

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15 Aug 2015

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Presenting at VSLive Redmond and a special discount for VSLive New York

Earlier this week I have the privilege of presenting at the VSLive! conference held on the Microsoft Campus in Redmond. The event was held in the Microsoft Conference Center which is a venue I’ve been in many times over the past few years.This was my first VSLive event and I was very impressed with how well organised the event was. If you’re in the US and considering attending a developer conference, this is certainly a good one to consider. They have 6 events running across the US this year so you can choose to attend the event at a convenient...

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15 Dec 2014

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Build for the cloud, using the cloud: A look at Visual Studio Online

At TechEd Australia 2014 in Sydney this year I presented a session titled “Build for the cloud, using the cloud: A look at Visual Studio Online”. This video is available on Microsoft’s Channel9 property for anyone interested in watching it.Here’s the session abstract.Configuring a development environment, including a version control repository and build environment, can be complicated and time consuming. Using Visual Studio Online, you can go from zero to online in just 40 minutes! Developers will love just how quick and easy getting started really is. In this demo-heavy session, we start from scratch and quickly build up a...

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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...

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8 Apr 2013

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Applying ALM with Visual Studio 2012 Jump Start

Fellow Visual Studio ALM MVP, Steven Borg and I will be teaming up to present a free one-day Jump Start online training course on May 1st, 2013. This course will be offered through the Microsoft Virtual Academy, a cloud-based learning experience focusing on Microsoft Technologies and hosted on the latest Microsoft Azure technology. Applying ALM with Visual Studio 2012 (exam 70-498) Jump Start This course follows the criteria for exam 70-498 and will provide accelerated preparation for this important exam in the MCSD: ALM track. Find out more about this Jump Start and register now on the Microsoft website here....

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2 Aug 2012

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Presenting at TechEd New Zealand 2012

This year I have the great pleasure of returning to TechEd New Zealand and presenting two breakout sessions on topics near and dear to me. I haven’t presented the first session previously but the second session is one I have presented at TechEd North America (Orlando) and TechEd Europe (Amseterdam) earlier this year. DEV308: Taking Your Application Lifecycle Management to the Cloud with the Team Foundation Service DEV309: The Accidental Team Foundation Server Admin Meets 2012 Be sure to check out the entire Session Catalogue for lots of great session. This year TechEd New Zealand has also gone with...

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