Speaking at St. Louis Days of .NET 2014

Shortly after returning from speaking at TechEd Europe I will be speaking at St. Louis Days of .NET 2014.

A Practical View of Release Management for Visual Studio 2013

This session provides a detailed technical presentation of the functionality and architecture of Release Management for Visual Studio 2013. We start by presenting an overview of the key concepts, architecture, and configuration of the various components. We discuss the out-of-the box deployment actions available to compose automations for common deployment scenarios and how to use extensibility to cover the not-so-common scenarios. In more detail, we discuss the mechanism to manage variables across environments, how to include manual intervention, automated tests and rollbacks as part of a deployment, how to trigger release as part of a build, how to leverage logs to diagnose failed releases, and finally how to add custom actions to the inventory. These are presented through specific scenarios encountered in the field.

Level: Intermediate 

Automating a Manual test using Microsoft Test Manager and Coded UI Test

This session demonstrates taking a manual test from Microsoft Test Manager (MTM) and automating it with Coded UI testing with Visual Studio.

Level: Beginner 

Cross-Platform Development with Team Foundation Server 2013

This session provides an overview of how cross-platform teams can utilize the power of Team Foundation Server (TFS). The power of TFS can be leveraged by developers of any language and platform. We will demonstrate how to use and access TFS from Eclipse and deploy to Linux with continuous Deployment.

Level: Intermediate 

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