21 Sep 2017

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Retrospective – DevOps using VSTS and Azure course

Last week I delivered the first run of my new DevOps using VSTS and Azure course in Kirkland, Washington. While my retrospectives are usually just for my personal improvement, I decided to start sharing my retrospectives to be more transparent. The public record of my goals to improve should also keep me focused on achieving those goals. As a secondary goal, this should also provide an insight into some of the work that goes into creating and evolving high-quality technical training courses. What worked Enthusiasm from the attendees was fantastic which gave the class an exciting feel over the 3 days. ...

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21 May 2017

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TFS 2017 – Adding reports to an existing team project

Something I’m finding more often lately are team projects created without the SQL Reports folder. While this may be your intention, usually I find people expected it to be created when the used the web based user interface in TFS 2017 to create their new team project. if you look at the following screenshot, notice there is no mention of SQL Reporting Services? Using this interface to create a new team project does not create the reports folder for your new team project. If you use Team Explorer in Visual Studio to create your new team project, the reports folder will be...

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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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