I would like to invite you all to ALM panel at the Dev Academy (15/12/2008)
Panel title: Align the development process with the Business using Visual Studio Team System
The current situation force us to cut unnecessary expenses and align our development process with the business.
We are going to discuss the following issues with the panel that will help you better focus your efforts:
1. Team system deployment – Do it your self
2. Agile vs. Scrum and CMMI best practice for selecting process template
3. VSTS2010 and new power tools
4. Team system for non .net development teams
The Panel fellows are:
1. Ariel Gur arieh – MCD
2. Maor david – SRL
3. Shahar bracha - SRL
4. Shmulik Segal – Sela
5. Eyal reisman – Mobideo Aerospace
6. Hila Lahav - teamuto
Adds a new node to under each Team Project to the Team Explorer called "Team Members" that identifies people and who work on the project. Windows Shell Extension
Allows core version control operations within Windows Explorer without using Team Explorer.
· Provides a PowerShell pipeline and cmdlets for TFS. Initial support is for core version control operations
· tfpt searchcs - The Search Changesets Power Tool brings up a dialog from which the user can search for changesets that match specific combination of criteria including server path, committed date range, committed user, check-in comments, and check-in notes.
· tfpt unshelve /undo - Finds all pending changes in your workspace that match the changes in the shelveset and undoes them (including deleting the local files for pending adds).
We released a new on line training that cover developing internet facing web sites using SharePoint.
The course includes the following topics:
· Packaging and deploying your SharePoint assemblies.
· Branding and customizing your .COM SharePoint site.
· Creating custom fields, web parts and lists.
· Forms-based authentication.
· Integrating Web services and applications with SharePoint.
· Customizing search functionality.
· Web content deployment.
· Enabling social networking.
· Site customizations with Silverlight 2.0.
Some more information on my lecture today at the Israeli Grid forum:
A link to my lecture and some
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more material on HPC:
The HPC official site:http://www.microsoft.com/hpc/en/us/default.aspx
Developers resources: http://www.microsoft.com/hpc/en/us/developer-resources.aspx
Today, during a keynote at the Professional Developers Conference 2008, Ray Ozzie, Microsoft’s Chief Software Architect, announced Windows® Azure™ the cloud-based service foundation underlying the Microsoft Azure™ Services Platform.
The Azure™ Services Platform is an industry leading move by Microsoft to help developers build the next generation of applications that will span from the cloud to the enterprise data center and deliver compelling new experiences across the PC, web and phone.
The Azure™ Services Platform is an internet-scale cloud computing and services platform hosted in Microsoft data centers.
The Azure Services Platform provides a range of functionality to build applications that span from consumer web to enterprise scenarios and includes a cloud operating system and a set of developer services.
On my lecture at Dev academy I am going to give an overview on Microsoft Azure platform and why to use it.
More information can be found at http://www.microsoft.com/azure/default.mspx
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On monday the 27 I am going to give a lecture on Windows 2008 HPC at the Grid forum HPC user group
IGT HPC WG Meeting -
Microsoft HPC 2008 Server & Intel TBB
Monday, October 27th, 2008.
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IGT Offices, Maskit 4, 5th Floor, Hertzliya.
14:00-14:15: OPENING - Avner & Guy
14:15-15:00: High-Performance and Productivity Computing with Windows HPC
Mr. Doron Caspin, Architect Evangelist, Microsoft Israel.
It's a fact: Windows HPC Server 2008 (HPCS) combines the power of the Windows Server platform with rich, out-of-the-box functionality to help improve the productivity and reduce the complexity of your HPC environment.
Windows HPC Server 2008 can efficiently scale to thousands of processing cores and provides a comprehensive set of deployment, administration, and monitoring tools that are easy to deploy, manage, and integrate with your existing infrastructure.
This lecture will provide an overview on Microsoft HPC solution.
15:15-16:00: Introduction to Intel Threading Building Blocks (TBB)
Dr. Ami Marowka, Department of Software Engineering, Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel.
Intel Threading Building Blocks (TBB) is a C++ template library aiming for developing parallel applications running on top of multi-core processors.
The library consists of building blocks (data structures and algorithms) that free a programmer from some complications arising from the use of native threading mechanisms such as threads creation, synchronization, and termination.
TBB abstracts access to the multiple processors by automating the process of data decomposition to small cache-friendly chunks of data called "tasks", and then schedules them to individual cores dynamically in an efficient manner.
This approach enables the programmer to focus in the program logic rather than in the ways to optimize the program to the underlying machine architecture.
16:00-16:15: DISCUSSION AND CONCLUDING REMARKS
To reserve your place, please send your contact details to : firstname.lastname@example.org
You can download the latest version of Windows 2008 HPC from http://www.microsoft.com/hpc/en/us/default.aspx
An alliance with IBM that will further simplify application development for enterprise teams working in heterogeneous environments. IBM and Microsoft have agreed to work together to integrate IBM DB2 database access with Visual Studio Team System Database Edition.
Bill Gates Explores Past, Present and Future of Application Development at Tech•Ed North America 2008 Developers
You can download the latest CTP of Rosario from the following link:
Visual Studio® Team System Code Name “Rosario” is the version of Team System that follows Visual Studio Team System 2008. This release provides the earliest public glimpse of the work in progress on the next generation of Team System.
Visual Studio® Team System code name "Rosario" is an integrated Application Life-Cycle Management (ALM) solution comprising tools, processes, and guidance. It enables members of your team to:
- Collaborate and communicate more effectively with other team members and business stakeholders
- Ensure software quality using advanced quality tools at every step of the application life cycle
- Gain visibility into project activity and priorities to make informed decisions based on real-time data
This CTP release is available in English only.
This CTP targets early adopters of the Microsoft technology, platform, and tools offerings. It enables developers to experience the upcoming toolset and underlying platform improvements. We designed this release to enable developers to try out new technology and product changes, but not to build production systems. This limitation is fully covered in the License Terms that accompany this CTP.
To learn more about this release, please visit the Visual Studio Team System Code Name “Rosario” home page.
Thank you all the participants at the ALM track
Thank you, my lectures: Michal, eyal, maor, shahar, guy and lior
Thank you, my team: yifat, ronen, amir, eliaz, yochay, galit, guy, hila
Thank you, Microsoft for all the help, support and great opportunity for leading the ALM track
Now I can rest
Don't worry I am not leaving, just getting over TechEd
Following my lecture on how to extend Team system with requirement management tools here is a partial list of 3rd party tools for Requirements Elicitation:
Here some photo's from the ALM lectures meeting
Eyal, Michal, Lior, Guy, Maor and Shahar
Come and meet them face to face
Don't be scare!
Come and here the experts @ the ALM Track
Visual Studio Team System Roadmap and Extensibility - Doron Caspin
Best Practices for Adapting Visual Studio Team System - Eyal Reisman
Your Management to New Heights using Microsoft Visual Studio Team System - Michal levi, shahar bracha
Real-Life Examples for Testing with Visual Studio Team System - Shahar bracha
Let’s Keep it Simple - Branching and Merging Best Practices - Lior rozner
Control your Database Lifecycle with Data Dude - Maor david
Performance Driven Development - Guy kolbis
Shachar Bracha will lecture on Real-life examples for testing with VSTS
Visual Studio Team Edition for Software Testers provides a rich platform to help increase the quality of software through testing of a variety of different means. In this session, we review the new features in Visual Studio 2008 focused on Web and Load Testing and also build on some of the new learning we have made since the product was launched, in terms of testing other Microsoft Technologies such as ASP.NET AJAX.
We will cover:
Manual Testing, Generic Testing, Web Testing, Custom Validations. Creating Test List, Publishing Test Result for Build & Build Quality, Integrating test result to Work Items and What’s Next ?
See you next month @ TechEd Eilat
We add a new lecture to the ALM track
Come to here about Team system roadmap and 3rd party tools
I will speak on How Visual Studio Team System is helping customers adopt and implement an ALM solution.
In this session you will see the plan for the next release of Visual Studio Team System.
1. Explain why to upgrade to VSTS 2008.
2. Describe the future plans of Visual Studio Team System.
3. Describe the significant advancements in ALM that will be featured in the next versions
4. Describe how VSTS can help teams align their development efforts with the business strategy
See you next month @ TechEd Eilat
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