3 Oct 2009

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Its time for you to consider replacing SourceSafe

Microsoft’s Visual SourceSafe product has been around for ages. In fact its been 15 years since Microsoft acquired it from One Tree Software back in 1994. Since that time there have been several releases of what is one of the most commonly used source control products on the planet. Over the years SourceSafe has had its fair share of detractors and I hear terms like “Visual SortaSafe” being bandied about from time to time. To be fair it couldn’t have gained the market share and popularity it has without reason. Sometimes the reasons for success can be outstanding innovation,...

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29 Aug 2009

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Featured on RadioTFS

I have just noticed that my interview on RadioTFS has now gone live. A little while ago I had the pleasure of chatting to one of the RadioTFS hosts and fellow Team System MVP, Martin Woodward. The topic for the conversation was the new testing capabilities and features in VSTS2010. Unfortunately the audio quality on the Skype call from Ireland to Australia was very plain and despite Martin’s extraordinary efforts to cleanup the audio, my voice still sounds clipped and a little mumbled. Hopefully this won’t put you off and you’ll tune in to hear about some great new...

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14 Aug 2009

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Bringing VSTS2010 Testing to Australian User Groups (Part 1 of 2)

Over the past 2 months I have had the pleasure of visiting 8 Australian user groups as well as CodeCampSA down in Adelaide. I have chalked up around 12,137 kilometres (7,541mi) in flights and driven around 320 kilometres (198mi). While it’s been exhausting, it has also been very rewarding in terms of seeing the enthusiasm the community has for Microsoft’s next release of Visual Studio Team System. The primary focus of my user group presentations to date has been on the new testing tools in VSTS 2010. This includes the new Test Case Management, Data Collectors, Test Runner, Test and...

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16 Jul 2009

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My Team System sessions at TechEd Australia this year

This year for TechEd Australia I am fortunate enough to have been given two sessions to present. Naturally the session are in the Developer Tools and Practices track which is where you’d expect to find Team System sessions. For the first session I get to team up again with good friend and fellow Team System MVP, William Bartholomew. In the second session I’ll be flying solo. Here are the details of the two sessions. DEV220 Raising your development to the next level - Getting started with Application Lifecycle Management In this session you will see Anthony and...

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23 Jun 2009

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See VSTS2010 Beta 1 at CodeCampSA on 18th & 19th July

CodeCampSA is on again this year in Adelaide over the weekend of 18th & 19th July. The event is completely free and a fantastic way to catch up on some of the latest Microsoft Technologies. I’ll be presenting a session or two on VSTS 2010 with a focus on the new testing and architect features. The full session abstracts should be available on the website shortly. Here’s the preliminary list of speakers and topics. (Subject to change) Jason Schluter - Silverlighter – CodeCamp2009 Sponsor Paul Turner - Sharepoint Greg Low - SQL ...

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19 May 2009

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VSTS2010/TFS2010 Beta 1 available for MSDN Subscribers

Visual Studio 2010 Beta 1 is now available for download for MSDN Subscribers! ...

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13 May 2009

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Visual Studio 2010 and .NET 4.0 training in Sydney next week – and it’s FREE

I heard from Shuk Chan today that there are still some places available on the Visual Studio 2010 training in Sydney next week. If you’re available on 19th-21st May and interested in attending, email Shuk Chan before the places are gone… I have also noticed that Coatsy has blogged the agenda for the three days as well. Check it out on his blog. ...

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12 Nov 2008

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See VSTS2010

Over the next couple of months I will be presenting a number of sessions on Microsoft Visual Studio Team System 2010 around Australia. These will include free user group sessions as well as sessions at the Tech SummerFest 08 Technology Showcase day. If you live in one of the following locations and you're keen on seeing what's coming up in VSTS2010, make sure you come along.     BRISBANE   18th NovemberQLD VSTS Users Group 9th DecemberQLD MSDN Users Group     HOBART   25th NovemberTech Summerfest...

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10 Nov 2008

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A look at VSTS 2010 at Microsoft’s Sydney office – 14 Nov 08

Matt Nunn, Group Product Manager for VSTS in Redmond is heading over to the Microsoft office in Sydney this coming Friday to present a session entitled "The Road to Visual Studio 2010". This presentation (and live demo) is aimed at technical decision makers. Matt will provide a first look at the next version of Microsoft’s development tool platform – Visual Studio 2010. Visual Studio 2010 further enhances today’s capabilities to democratise application development and incorporate all members of the development organisation. It further reduces barriers between team members and provides increased levels of visibility to enable delivery on time and...

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