A key requirement for any DevOps strategy is the reporting on how your solution is behaving in the wild. PreEmptive Analytics™ for Team Foundation Server (TFS) can provide a great insight in this area, and there is a good chance you are already licensed for it as part of MSDN.
So why not have a look on the UK MSDN site for more details the free Microsoft hosted event.
MSDN Webinar Improve Software Quality, User Experience and Developer Productivity with Real Time Analytics
Tuesday, May 28 2013: 4:00 – 5:00 pm (UK Time)
Also why not sign up for Black Marble’s webinar event in June on DevOps process and tools in the Microsoft space.
Today Black Marble is hosting the Yorkshire Global Windows Azure Bootcamp event.
To see what is happening check out the photos on our Facebook gallery and the #GlobalWindowsAzure Twitter hashtag
Thanks to everyone who attended my webinar session today in TFS Lab Management, I hope the audio issues were not too much of a problem and you found the session useful. We are looking into the causes of the audio problem so hopefully the next webinar will not need people dialling in via the phone unless they want to.
A number of people asked for the slides, you can find a copy of them here.
As I mentioned in the session if you want a look at Lab Management you can have a go yourself using the HOL in Brian Keller’s TFS 2012 VM. Or watch the video I did at Techday 2010, an end to end demo of Lab Management.
I also mentioned a couple of Microsoft case studies that might be of interest
If you are interested finding out more about TFS Lab Management why not come to the Black Marble Bite size webinar next Tuesday (23rd April). I will be giving a basic overview of the product and discussing some of our experiences implementing it.
I had a great time yesterday at the VISUG Conference in Antwerp, thanks to everyone involved in event.
The ALM track organiser Pieter and all the speakers, myself, Martin and Neno, were really pleased to see how full our room was all day. There certainly seems to be more interest in ALM than ever before.
If you want to find out more on areas of TFS I was talking on i.e connecting from environments other than Visual Studio, why not look at a very similar session I recorded last year, it can be found on Channel9.
Black Marble is hosting the Yorkshire Chapter of the Global Windows Azure Bootcamp taking place in several locations globally on the April 27th, 2013. This free community organised event is one day deep dive class where you will get you up to speed on developing for Windows Azure. The class includes a trainer with deep real world experience with Windows Azure, as well as a series of labs so you can practice what you just learned.
Black Marble’s event will be run by Robert Hogg (Microsoft Integration MVP) and Steve Spencer (Windows Azure MVP). Come along and join the global Azure event of the year!
Check out the prerequisites you need to install on your PC and here to sign up
On the 17th of April I will be speaking at VISUG Conference in Antwerp.
Looks to be an interesting day with 3 tracks, Win8, Web and ALM. I am on the ALM track with Martin Woodward and Neno Loje.
If you are at a loose end next Thursday and in Leeds, why not check out the Coding Dojo at the Leeds Sharp user group.
Unfortunately looks like I am on a client visit, but it does sound interesting
On the 23rd of January I am doing a short presentation on the various options for Windows 8 development in Visual Studio 2012 as part of the Modern Jango ‘Tools for Windows 8 - Tips & Tricks on Visual Studio 2012 to inspire beautiful app development’ event.
For more details check out the UK MSDN site
December's Agile Yorkshire, on the Tuesday, 11 December 2012, will be Lightening Talks covering a range of agile topics and be held at a new venue The Round Foundry Media Centre.
Submissions for Lightening Talks are still arriving so the precise agenda may change but proposed topics included:
- Visual agile assessment for improvement
- Continuous Integration
- Agile Interviewing
- Difficult conversations
- Time management
- Refactoring using the Mikado Method
- Agile testing
- Burn up charts
- Multi-team, multiple kanban board problems.
For more details and registration see the event site
IMPORTANT - LETS SAID IT AGAIN - THERE IS A NEW VENUE
This event is at a new venue, The Round Foundry. It has plenty of free (evening) parking right in front and is 5 minutes walk from Leeds train station. The Midnight Bell pub is also next door
Tuesday, 11 December 2012 from 18:30 to 21:00 (GMT)
The Round Foundry Media Centre
LS11 5QP Leeds