Hey, I just found out that the video from my session at the "Ready to Launch" event is on the air. I was probably winter sleeping :-)
In the event, 12/12/2005, we announced the launch of Visual Studio Team System 2005, SQL Server 2005 and BizTalk 2006. My talk was a new talk consisting of more than 5 computers for demos - Oh, the logistics...
I was presenting the new Visual Studio Team System 2005 with scenarios for the developer, team leader, project manager, architect, tester, support person (played by Shira Kimhi from Microsoft) and even a Linux/Eclipse developer, played by Yaniv Ben-Atia from Microsoft too.
The demos in the presentation included:
- Linux/Eclipse connectivity to Team Foundation Server - Role play with Yaniv (the Java/Linux developer) who was able to check-in his code to Team System and even mark his completed work items.
- AVICode connectivity with MOM & Team Foundation Server + Team Architect - A demo in which Shira Kimhi played the role of a technician finding a bug at the customer related to my application. AVICode allowed her to open a bug directly as a work item in Team System. Later, I showed how I add management packs and create the pack from Team Architect.
- Testing - Recording Web Tests and playing them with data driven testing, Load & Stress tests and translation of tests into .NET code, and opening bugs with all relevant data automatically attached to the developer.
- Source Control and Build Server - Branching, Shelving, Permissions and Merging - 3 development roles were part of this demo.
To tell the truth, this closing keynotes in front of 1500 attendees was done entirely from grounds up with new demos. The purpose was not to bore with the same functionalities we showed in the past. Also, I wanted to emphasize the integration and openess of Team System.
If only I had this kind of easy-to-use all-in-one life-cycle solution in the past, I would have had more sleeping hours...