15 Sep 2015

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Visual Studio 2015 – Brisbane launch event 21-Sep-2015

Join members of the Brisbane .NET users group and the QLD ALM Users Group for this special Visual Studio 2015 launch event. In this special meetup, sponsored by Microsoft, you’ll see some of the new and improved capabilities of Visual Studio 2015. Learn about changes to the IDE as well and improvements to web and cloud development. You’ll also see what’s new for Windows 10 development before we wrap up the meeting. Places are limited so please RSVP early so you don’t miss this event! Speakers: Anthony Borton Anthony is an ALM consultant/trainer for Enhance ALM. He is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and...

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9 May 2011

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The inaugural Auckland .NET User Group meeting–May 24

Good friend and fellow Professional Scrum Trainer, Rob Maher, has been putting in all the hard work to kick off a new .NET User Group in Auckland, NZ. The first meeting of this new user group is coming up on the 24th May and it will be held in the offices of IAG in Fanshawe Street. DATE: 24th May 2011 TIME: 5:30pm till 6:30pm TOPIC: Behaviour Driven Development and Team Foundation Server PRESENTER: Rob Maher You can find out more about the upcoming meeting at http://www.dot.net.nz/Lists/Events%20Calendar/DispForm.aspx?ID=418 Don’t forget if you live or work on Auckland’s North Shore, there is also...

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10 Jan 2011

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Visual Studio ALM User Group Tour in New Zealand–Feb 2011

Early next month I have the pleasure of presenting at three of New Zealand’s .NET user groups. New Zealand has a great user group community and I always look forward to the opportunity to present there. The topic for my presentation in all three locations is as follows: Part One – What’s new on the Visual Studio ALM scene? In the first part of the talk I will run through an overview of new and updated things from the past couple of months that relate to Visual Studio ALM. As a few examples, he will walk you...

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19 Oct 2010

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Wellington VSTS UG presentation–Scrum and TFS2010

Next Tuesday night (26th Oct 2010) I have the pleasure of presenting a session for the Wellington VSTS Users group in New Zealand. For anyone in Wellington, here are the details of the meeting. When is the User Group session Tuesday 26 October 2010 6:00 p.m , should be finished by 7:30pm Where is the User Group session Xero, Level 1, 98 Customhouse Quay, Wellington Title:  Scrum with TFS 2010 Join Australia’s first Professional Scrum Developer Trainer on a journey through one of the world’s most popular Agile methodologies. In this session, Anthony will provide an overview of Scrum  and...

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10 Jun 2010

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Upcoming User Group presentations in New Zealand – VS2010 Testing

Later this month I will have the pleasure of presenting at three user groups in New Zealand. For those of you not familiar with the user group community in New Zealand, it is one of the most well organised and cohesive developer communities I am aware of. These are the dates and locations where I will be presenting for those of you in NZ and interested in attending. Monday 21st June – VSTS Users Group, Wellington Tuesday 22nd June – North Shore .NET Users Group, Auckland Tuesday 29th June – Christchurch .NET Users Group, Christchurch The session I will be presenting at each of these...

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10 Jun 2009

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Presenting at the Gold Coast .NET SIG – Thursday 11th June (Team Test 2010)

After an extended period of inactivity, the Gold Coast .NET Special Interest Group is up and running again and I’m their speaker for tomorrow night. I know it’s very short notice but for anyone on the Gold Coast interested in seeing what’s coming for testers in VSTS2010 this should be a great meeting. When Thursday 11th June 6:00pm Food ...

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27 May 2009

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See Visual Studio Team Test 2010 Beta 1 at the QLD VSTS Users Group

For anyone in the greater Brisbane area, I will be presenting the following session at the QLD VSTS Users Group next month in case you’re interested in coming along. Eliminating No-repro Bugs A look at the new Microsoft Visual Studio® Team Test 2010 product. The next meeting of the QVSTSUG will see a return to our traditional “first Friday morning of the month” timeslot after a small trial of evening meetings. While this will not suit everyone, feedback we have received has been strongly in favour of our traditional meeting time. ...

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13 Jan 2009

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Team System User Group – Virtual Edition: January meetings

The next meeting of the Team System User Group – Virtual Edition will be held on Friday (16th) and Sunday (18th) January Australian time. For more information and times, visit http://www.tsug-ve.com/ Weekday meeting Friday 16th (11am Brisbane, 12noon Sydney & Melbourne) Intro Session: - Extending the TFS Data Warehouse with Steve St. Jean Keynote: - Scrum and Team System with Trent Nix. Weekend Meeting Sunday 18th (3am Brisbane, 4am Sydney & Melbourne) Intro Session: - Simple command line database Deployment with Daven Finesmith...

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9 Dec 2008

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A lap around VSTS 2010 at the QLD MSDN User Group tonight

Tonight I will have the pleasure of presenting a session on VSTS2010 to a packed house at the QLD MSDN User Group here in Brisbane. It looks like we'll be opening up the second theatre to accommodate attendees so there's still room if you are in Brisbane and want to come along.  Topic: A Lap Around Visual Studio Team System 2010 Abstract: During this session, Anthony will examine a few of his favourite new features on show in the latest CTP release of Visual Studio Team System 2010. You'll see the new Architecture Explorer, layer diagrams,...

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7 Nov 2008

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QMSDNUG turns out to watch Steve Balmer’s Power to Developers

Yesterday I had the pleasure of co-hosting a special meeting of the QLD MSDN Users Group with Andrew Dugdell here in Brisbane. The meeting was arranged to get the group together for some beer and pizza and watch a webcast of "Liberation Day - Power to Developers". The event was streamed live from Sydney and included presentations from Steve Balmer, Gianpaolo Carraro, Tim Sneath and even a demo by Andrew Coates. We had to drop the quality down to a 100K stream for the first part of the presentation which wasn't much fun but as the session went on we...

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1 Oct 2008

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QLD VSTS User Group meeting this Friday

The next meeting of the QLD VSTS Users Group is scheduled for this Friday morning, 3rd October. Topic: Scrum:  A hands-on look at Scrum for Team System. Abstract: In this session James Brett will be introducing  Conchango's Scrum for Team System (SFTS) plug-in for tracking a Scrum project. Tracking progress is an essential part of Scrum as is making this progress visible. We can use a number of tools to help automate this process however, we must remember that using a Scrum tool does not mean we are doing Scrum AND that Scrum requires no tools to...

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19 Sep 2008

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Attending a virtual users group meeting (TSUG-VE)

I've just attended the inaugural meeting of the Team System User Group - Virtual Edition. The TSUG-VE is hosted in SecondLife and uses Livemeeting for demonstrations. I wasn't sure how the experience would be but I followed the instructions, started up the apps and made my way to the appropriate auditorium on Microsoft Island. I found a seat and oriented my avatar towards the screen so I could watch the meeting get underway. Here's a screenshot of the stage area in SecondLife with our hosts Chewing Glas and Daven Finesmith. SecondLife is great for the social interaction but...

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