8 Apr 2013

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All TFS 2012 courses now updated with VS2012.2 content

Microsoft released Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 on the 4th April 2013. Like the previous update, this one contained a wealth of new and improved features. During the past few months during the various CTP releases of this update, we’ve been busily updating our course content to ensure it is completely up to date with all new features and changes in this update. Today we’re pleased to announce that all of our TFS 2012 courses have now been updated to include content for the release version of Visual Studio 2012 update 2. You can download Update 2 from the Microsoft...

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27 Feb 2013

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Microsoft’s ALM Certification–Part 1 of 3

Welcome to the first of a three part series I’m writing to help readers learn about Microsoft’s new ALM certification and the three exams required to gain this certification. In this article I’ll introduce you to the new Microsoft Certified Solution Developer: Application Lifecycle Management certification and then focus on the 70-496 exam. The second article will focus on exam taking tips and then look closely at exam 70-497. The final article will cover exam 70-498 and how to make the most of your new certification. Microsoft Certified Solution Developer: Application Lifecycle Management At the ALM Summit in Redmond...

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7 Nov 2012

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New first-run testing course heads to Sydney

January sees one of our new TFS 2012 courses running for the first time in Sydney. This new course is focused on Test Automation, Web Performance and Load Testing using Visual Studio 2012. This is a completely new course that was created when we split the existing TFS 2010 testing course into two courses for 2012. We have increased both the breadth and depth of content in the courses to provide even better learning outcomes. You can download the courses outlines for the courses from the ALM Training website. Test Automation, Web Performance and Load Testing with Visual Studio 2012 - NEW Software...

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6 Jul 2011

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Visual Studio ALM training in the US during July 2011

Next week I am back in Redmond, WA to deliver my Visual Studio 2010 ALM courses through my partner, QuickLearn, Inc. These courses can be attended either in person or by remotely connecting from your home or office. QuickLearn’s unique remote classroom experience makes connecting in remotely a great option and much more economical then flying to Redmond. There’s still a few spots available if you’d like to register for any of these courses. TFS 2010 for Testers – 2 days starting 11th July TFS 2010 for Administrators – 3 days starting 13th July Implementing TFS 2010 Solutions –...

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14 May 2011

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New TFS 2010 course–a great success

I have just completed the first delivery of a new 5-day TFS course I have written for a partner in the United States. The course, Implementing TFS 2010 Team Solutions, is a 5-day course covering a wide range of topics around TFS 2010. The course runs as both a classroom/remote classroom and an onsite course for clients on their premises. The feedback from the attendees was overwhelmingly very positive and here are just a few of the comments provided by the students. This was an excellent class. I would highly recommend this class to anyone from the beginner...

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13 Jan 2011

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Visual Studio 2010 courses in the US and Norway

Starting next month, QuickLearn is offering some of Enhance ALM’s Visual Studio 2010 courses in the United States and Norway. These courses will be conducted in Redmond and Oslo but you can sign up and attend the courses remotely using QuickLearn’s great online delivery systems. The following courses are being offered during February and March 2011. Fundamentals of Team Development with Visual Studio March 3rd & 4th in Redmond, WA and Online /Remote  more info… Managing Team Projects with Visual Studio February 14th & 15th in Redmond, WA and Online /Remote more info… March 7th & 8th in Oslo, Norway more info… Testing Applications with Microsoft Test...

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10 Dec 2010

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Enhance ALM joins forces with QuickLearn

Enhance ALM is pleased to announce we have joined forces with QuickLearn to make our Visual Studio ALM courses available in the United States and Europe. Through this partnership the following courses are now available in these overseas markets. Configuring and Administering Team Foundation Server Fundamentals of Team Development with Visual Studio Developer Managing Team Projects with Visual Studio Project Manager Managing Virtual Lab Environments with Visual Studio Testing Applications with Microsoft Test Manager These are all 2-day courses that are scheduled as public courses and also available as onsite closed courses for your...

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12 Oct 2010

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New Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management course released

Over the past few months, I have been busy working on a new course focusing on the Lab Management features of Visual Studio 2010. During it’s Beta-2 release, I worked with a number of customers to help them install and configure the Lab Management features.  This course covers many of the hard-learnt lessons I endured during that time as well as a wealth of information and knowledge I have gathered since. The course comprises the following 8 modules. Overview of Visual Studio 2010 Planning your Lab Environment Getting started with Windows Hyper-V Using System Center Virtual...

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15 Sep 2010

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Mastering Testing with Visual Studio 2010–New Zealand course dates

As an ALM Consultant/Trainer I get to travel quite a lot. One of my favourite places to visit is New Zealand as it is comparatively a short flight (just 3.5hrs) for me and the people are always very friendly. My next trip to New Zealand is just under a month away and I’ll be heading to both Auckland (largest city in NZ) and Wellington (capital of NZ) to deliver my Mastering Testing with Visual Studio 2010 course. If you’re in New Zealand and interested in learning how to use the new testing features in Visual Studio 2010, find out more...

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18 Aug 2010

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Canberra–“Mastering Testing with VS2010” just 3wks away

Enhance ALM will be delivering their popular 2-day “Mastering Testing with Visual Studio 2010” course in Canberra on the 8th & 9th September. This course is designed for anyone wanting to get up to speed on the exciting new testing features in Visual Studio 2010 and Microsoft Test Professional 2010. Module 1: Introduction to Agile Testing Module 2: A lap around Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Module 3: Working with Microsoft Test Manager Module 4: Manual Test recording and playback Module 5: Test Automation and Coded UI Testing Module 6: Web Performance and Load Testing ...

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20 Jul 2010

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Professional Scrum Developer training–Sprint 1

This week I am delivering the Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) training course in Adelaide. The course has been jointly developed by Scrum.org, Microsoft and Accentient and is focused on teaching .NET development teams how to successfully adopt Scrum. The course combines aspects of Scrum, Visual Studio 2010 and Software Engineering Practices and involves both theory and practical exercises. At the end of the course students will sit an online exam and should become Certified Professional Scrum Developers. Here’s a few photos from Sprint 1. The StoryBoard starts to come together. My Lenovo S10 netbook makes a great timebox clock. Here I am in my...

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18 Jun 2010

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New TFS2010 – Configuration and Administration course released

One of the things I frequently find myself doing is delivering training to clients as part of TFS consulting engagements. During the TFS/VS Beta 2 period, I had four courses I regularly ran for clients. Based on my experience running these courses on the Beta release, I have significantly updated two of the four courses so far and expect to have the remaining two released by the end of June. I wanted to talk about the TFS2010 – Configuration and Administration course in this post. This course has gone from one day to two days in duration to...

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