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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17 Nov 2016

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Microsoft Virtual Academy–Applying DevOps to your VSTS Extensions

Following the MVP Summit in Redmond last week, I got the opportunity to record a short training video for the great folk at Microsoft Virtual Academy. My presentation was the final part of a 3-part series covering creating VSTS/TFS Extensions.It was awesome to be able to present beside Donovan Brown, Senior DevOps Program Manager and Willy-Peter Schwaub, Visual Studio ALM Ranger Program Manager. While the video was only a short one, ~30 minutes, we still had a lot of fun recording it.The videos have not been published yet but I will update this blog post as soon as the links...

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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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17 Feb 2016

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Application Innovation Day – New Zealand

The inaugural Application Innovation Day roadshow is kicking off in Wellington and Auckland in just a couple of weeks.Register and come along to this free one-day event exploring cross-platform DevOps with Visual Studio. Learn how you can transition your software development approach to deliver higher business value in less time.See presentations from industry experts from Microsoft, Equinox IT, Wild Strait and Enhance ALM. I’ll be there providing a range of demonstrations on the latest tools and how they can drive success more frequently for your projects.Wellington 8:30am - 5:00pm Monday 29 February 2016 Cliftons Wellington Level 28, The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street Auckland 8:30am -...

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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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