8 Feb 2017

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DevOps training in Perth this week

After delivering my 3-day DevOps using Visual Studio TFS 2015 course in Seattle last week, it was off on a 16,680+km journey to Perth, Western Australia to deliver the course again this week for a partner. Fortunately the trip included a short 24hour break at home in Brisbane which was nice :) I've got a great class of 6 students eager to learn how to best use Microsoft Team Foundation Server to deliver value to their clients as efficiently as possible. ...

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16 Mar 2016

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Two Visual Studio DevOps courses to choose from

With the recent launch of our new Build and Release Management using TFS 2015 course, I thought it timely to offer clarity in terms of the relationship between two similar courses. Simply stated, the Build and Release Management using TFS 2015 2-day course is a subset of the 3-day DevOps using Visual Studio TFS 2015 course.The rationale behind having a 2-day course is that it suits attendees wanting to focus just on the new Build and Release Management (vNext) parts of TFS 2015 and Visual Studio Team Services. As a 2-day course it takes you out of the office for...

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29 Apr 2015

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New TFS 2015 Training Curriculum now available

To coincide with the just-released Visual Studio 2015 and TFS 2015 Release Candidates, we’re pleased to release our new TFS 2015 training curriculum. Dates for these courses are now available in the United States and dates will soon be announced for Australia and Europe.DevOps using Visual Studio ALM 20153 DAY I DEVELOPERS & ADMINSWe’re very excited about our newest course offering. It covers topics including PowerShell and PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC), Azure Automation, Application Insights, Release Management, Application Diagnostics and troubleshooting, IntelliTrace and much more.Visual Studio 2015 Developer Enterprise Features2 DAY I DEVELOPERSThis new 2 day course has been...

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9 Mar 2015

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Build, Release Management & AppInsights online course in European timezone

Are you interested in learning about Build, Release Management and Application Insights? Our popular course is running in a couple of weeks as an online course in the Eastern European time zone. You can attend remotely from your home or office and increase your knowledge in these “in-demand” topics.To register visit the registration page and download the course outline for more information.If the times/dates don’t suit you or your team, Ask Shane for alternatives dates and courses you can attend....

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25 Oct 2014

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Should MVA Jumpstarts cover most/all of an exam?

On a recent comment on one of my blog posts, a reader wrote the following;Been trough the jumpstart and since my collagues also have been trough them and tried out the exam also. Seems Jumps start is not covering anymore the areas the exam nowadays includes. Seems more and more TFS 2013 related questions are coming in exams. Hearing what was in the exam from collagues ("best" example was around 15 questions of 48 were not covered by current jumps start at all) I am a bit worried if I should go and try anyhow.Is there anything of this uncovered...

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22 Apr 2014

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New courses on Build, Release Management, Application Insights and Scrum

At the ALM Forum 2014 in Seattle earlier this month, I launched two new courses designed to help make your development team more successful using Microsoft’s Visual Studio 2013 suite. I’m pleased to announce now that in addition to the new US dates, we now have dates for the first run courses in Australia. While both courses will initially be run in Brisbane, you can attend these remotely from anywhere in Australia/New Zealand. Read this great blog post from one of the heads of the Visual Studio ALM Rangers. He recently attended one of the US courses remotely and has...

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4 Apr 2014

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Application Insights Training

Over the past few months I have been very impressed with the Application Insights feature in Visual Studio Online. I was so impressed I have presented talks to three user groups in Australia all about the feature to share my enthusiasm with the local community. To help people get started using this feature, I have made it part of the newest course I have developed and announced at the ALM Forum in Seattle this week. Build, Release and Monitor software using Visual Studio 2013 This 3-day course is an introductory (Level 200) look at the following three technologies and how...

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22 Jan 2014

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New TFS 2013 training courses kicking off in the US next week

Since the official release of Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2013 in November we’ve been testing our newest course updates and we’re pleased to be launching our new 2013 courses next week. If you either working with, or you’re thinking of working with Microsoft’s latest release then you should take a look at the following courses. (US dates given these are running in the US) All scheduled courses are guaranteed to run. 01/27/2014 - 3 days TFS 2013 Configuration & Administration Info | Register 01/30/2014 - 2 days TFS 2013 Developer Fundamentals Info | Register 02/03/2014 -...

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20 Nov 2013

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Visual Studio 2013 ALM training in Australia

Is your team working as effectively as possible using Microsoft’s Visual Studio ALM stack? Enhance ALM is delivering a number of their recently launched Visual Studio 2013 ALM courses in Australia in early 2014. NOTE: Attend in person in Brisbane or attend remotely from anywhere in Australia FEBRUARY 2014 TFS 2013 Developer Fundamentals (2 days 24th – 25th Feb) TFS 2013 Configuration and Administration (3 days 26th – 28th Feb) MARCH 2014 Managing Projects with Visual Studio TFS 2013 (2 days 10th-11th Mar) Software Testing with Visual Studio 2013 (3 days 12th-14th Mar) Find out more or register…...

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4 Nov 2013

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Visual Studio 2013 courses now available

Now that Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation 2013 are available for our software development teams, it is time to announce our range of courses to help your team take full advantage of these new releases. The following courses are now available starting in Australia and the United States. Application Lifecycle Management solutions using TFS 20135-days | More information | Download course outline Managing Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 20132-days | More information | Download course outline Software Testing with Visual Studio 20133-days | More information | Download course outline TFS 2013 Configuration...

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19 May 2013

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Microsoft’s ALM Certification – Part 2 of 3

Welcome to the second of my three part series on Microsoft’s new MCSD – Application Lifecycle Management certification. In the first part of this series I provided information about the certification as well as some guidance on how to prepare for the 70-496 exam. In this article, we’ll move on to how to prepare for the 70-497 exam. NOTE: You do not need to complete the exams in a specific order. I’d suggest you start with the one you’re most confident on and then move through the remaining two. Exam 70-497: Software Testing with Visual Studio 2012 This is Microsoft’s...

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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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