• Overcoming Challenges Of The Transition To The Agile Methodology

    **Paoli Room** Many organizations are either considering transitioning from waterfall to agile, are currently in the process of transitioning, or have already transitioned to agile, but all are facing challenges along the way. This presentation will focus on some of these more common challenges and how to address them to better ensure a successful transition and implementation of the agile methodology. Presenter: Shane Finkel Agile and Scrum Instructor and CoachAgile Aces http://agileaces.eventbrite.com (http://agileaces.eventbrite.com/) [masked] [masked].ACES

  • Stress Free Deployments with Octopus Deploy

    Microsoft MTC

    Stress Free Deployments with Octopus Deploy Deployment can be a real headache but it doesn’t have to be. You can and should make your life easier by automating your builds to reduce risk and stress. Octopus Deploy is a great tool and easy to use. In this demo, I’ll get you up to speed so you can start using Octopus Deploy to deploy .Net Applications. We’ll cover setting up Octopus, integrating with TFS (or other build servers), and deploying applications. Presenter: Andy Schwam Andy Schwam is a Microsoft .Net MVP and Manager of Custom Application Development at Global Indemnity where his team builds .Net applications, mostly for the web, that are maintainable, extensible and testable. He has worked with .Net since 2003 and delivered many web based, data driven applications throughout his professional career. Andy is an experienced speaker and trainer and has spoken at a variety of user groups and events, presenting a variety of topics. Andy is a founding board member and organizer of TechBash, an annual conference for developers. He has been creating software applications since 1999.

  • Maturing DevOps to Optimize Value Delivery with Brian Minisi

    In this ever changing world, IT agility is becoming increasingly critical to remain competitive. Increasing flexibility and delivery while keeping the cost of development, testing and operations under control is a key factor in driving DevOps practices. See how we can embrace the DevOp movement using Visual Studio and Azure Cloud solutions. We will cover many DevOps practices such as Infrastructure as Code, Release Management, DevTest in the Cloud and using Azure environments to manage and monitor development, test, operations and more.

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  • Build 2016 Recap

    Microsoft MTC

    *Date Changed* Build Conference 2016 Recap with Tim and Andy. The meeting will feature MVP Tim Ferro giving a nice recap of announcements including ALM, Visual Studio, TFS, VSTS, and more. Andy will discuss other Build updates including Azure and IoT, Windows, Bots, .Net and more. This will be a presentation with open discussion so please feel free to show up and share what you liked from Build 2016.

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  • What's new in Visual Studio 2015 and TFS 2015

    Microsoft MTC

    Making one last final change to the topic. Tim Ferro will be giving us an overview of the new features in Visual Studio 2015 and TFS 2015, then touch on those related to developer productivity, MSDN, and the .NET Framework. It will even include info on Visual Studio 2015 Update 1 CTP which just came out on October 8th! Tim Ferro is a Microsoft MVP (https://mvp.microsoft.com/), Senior Software Engineer, and SharePoint specialist for RDA (http://www.rdacorp.com/) now living outside Philadelphia, PA. As a professional IT consultant for the past eleven years, he has been working almost exclusively with SharePoint for the past eight. Branching out, he is a technical editor for the You Don’t Know JS (https://github.com/getify/You-Dont-Know-JS) series of O’Reilly books, and a Microsoft Specialist for Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3. He is a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio ALM and a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist in SharePoint development for both MOSS 2007 and SharePoint 2010 and also SharePoint 2010 Configuration. These days he is working with Visual Studio 2013, SharePoint 2013, and Office 365. His sessions are pulled directly from real-world experience and implemented best practices at numerous clients. A frequent presenter at SharePoint Saturdays, code camps, and DC/VA user groups, he also likes to tweet, blog, and attend SharePints! His presentations, code, and blog can be found at www.timferro.com/wordpress (http://www.timferro.com/wordpress/) Twitter: @timferro (http://www.twitter.com/timferro).

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  • Visual Studio and TFS 2013/2015 Features

    Microsoft MTC

    Visual Studio is a monumental leap forward for Microsoft development. There are so many useful enhancements and features that each could be their own session. This session will give an overview of the new Visual Studio features then focus on those related to developer productivity, Application Lifecycle Management, Team Foundation Server, and .NET Framework. From project planning, to inline enhancements from CodeLens, this session will show developers, team lead, and project managers why Visual Studio 2013/2015 is worth upgrading to immediately! Rarely do you find a session that attracts both developers and Project Managers, but this is it! Developers come and see all the new enhancements for Visual Studio and bring your Project Managers to show them how it will increase productivity. Project Managers come see the enhancements for project management and application lifecycle management and bring your developers to show them how to update burn down charts! Tim Ferro is a Microsoft MVP, Senior Software Engineer, and SharePoint specialist for RDA now living outside Philadelphia, PA. As a professional IT consultant for the past eleven years, he has been working almost exclusively with SharePoint for the past eight. Branching out, he is a technical editor for the You Don’t Know JS series of O’Reilly books, and a Microsoft Specialist for Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3. He is a Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio ALM and a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist in SharePoint development for both MOSS 2007 and SharePoint 2010 and also SharePoint 2010 Configuration. These days he is working with Visual Studio 2013, SharePoint 2013, and Office 365. His sessions are pulled directly from real-world experience and implemented best practices at numerous clients. A frequent presenter at SharePoint Saturdays, code camps, and DC/VA user groups, he also likes to tweet, blog, and attend SharePints! His presentations, code, and blog can be found at www.timferro.com/wordpress Twitter: @timferro.

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  • DevOps with PowerShell Desired State Configuration

    This is a change of topic. The Nuget talk will be in October. The talk on Desired State Configuration will be given by Brian Minisi. DevOps focuses on better integration between Development and Operations. It has traditionally been difficult for Development teams to know their changes will run in Production and for Operations to know these changes are proven to run in environments that match production before reaching production. This has been handled by using automation systems that run huge scripts that need to be modified when moving from test to production. There is a need to separate the actions in the automation code from the environment data such as accounts and server names. Doing so reduces risk and simplifies updates. PowerShell Desired State Configuration (DSC) addresses this need of separating action, structure and data. In this session, learn how DSC is used to not only configure an environment but how it can periodically test the current state of an environment for configuration drift and notify the team of any changes and even automatically correct configuration drift.

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