2 Sep 2013

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TechEd Australia 2013–Learn all about Team Foundation Service

This week, TechEd Australia 2013 is once again at the Gold Coast Convention Centre. I wanted to highlight some sessions that might be of particular interest for anyone wanting to get to know more about Microsoft’s Team Foundation Service. The Service provides a great hosted offering for development teams wanting the power of Team Foundation Server without the overhead of self-hosting it. In addition to not having to host the server yourself, the Service provides elastic build and load testing capabilities with next to no setup required. Start your TechEd Team Foundation Service experience with an instructor-led lab where you hands-on...

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13 Jul 2013

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Top rated pre-con at TechEd Europe 2013

Yesterday I received an email congratulating me on delivering the highest rated pre-conference seminar at TechEd Europe 2013. There is a lot of preparation work that goes into getting a good pre-con written, rehearsed and delivered so hearing that attendees really valued and appreciated the work makes it all worthwhile. My pre-con entitled “Kickstart Your Application Management with Team Foundation Server 2012” was ranked 1st out of 13 pre-conference seminars at TechEd Europe. I would like to thank everyone that attended my pre-con and I certainly appreciate the positive feedback you have provided for the session. As an added bonus...

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7 Jul 2013

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A personal look back at TechEd 2013 (New Orleans and Madrid)

This year I had the pleasure of being invited to present a one day pre-conference seminar at Microsoft’s TechEd conferences in North America (New Orleans) and Europe (Madrid). While I have worked at quite a few TechEd’s in the US, this was only the second year I was presenting.  In addition to the pre-con, I also presented an instructor-led lab (twice) that I wrote on “Getting started with Team Foundation Service”. The opportunity to be involved with a technical conference, especially overseas, is fantastic. As part of our duties are presenters, we’re required to help out on the Visual...

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