21 Sep 2010

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Free 1/2 day seminar–Driving Business Value with VS2010

Next month I have the pleasure of heading across the Tasman Sea to New Zealand to present a free half day seminar on behalf of Microsoft NZ. The seminar is entitled “Driving Business Value with Visual Studio 2010” and will be held in both Auckland and Wellington. If you’re in Auckland or Wellington and interested in seeing how Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management can really help your team, make sure you register to come along. Seminar overview Organisations involved in the development of software applications are facing reduced budgets, reduced time to market, increasing expectations from the business and...

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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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14 Sep 2010

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Microsoft Scrum 1.0 Process Template–Watch the videos

In my role as an ALM Consultant/Trainer, I regularly go onto new client sites to assist them in their adoption of Microsoft Team Foundation Server. I also help them choose a suitable process template and often do the customisation of the template to better fit their unique needs. I am still surprised by the number of sites that don’t even know of Microsoft’s Scrum process template. While it is not a silver bullet and may not suit every organisations needs, it does provide a great option for teams looking to adopt Scrum practises. Rich Hundhausen, author of the Scrum Developer...

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