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  • Price (ex GST)
  • TFS 2013
    • $110
  • SharePoint
    • $110
  • Full Day
    • $190
  • Hosted
    • Microsoft

This full day training course brings developers up-to-speed on the new features and benefits of Visual Studio 2013 Ultimate, Team Foundation Server 2013 and SharePoint 2013. With detailed insight into project management, requirements gathering, user stories, testing, workflow, document managemet and Office integration, attendees will leave with a strong understanding of how to embrace TFS 2013 and SharePoint 2013 in their organization.

Session 1: Team Foundation Server 2013

Team Foundation Server 2013 (TFS) for Successful Project Management

Visual Studio Ultimate (formerly Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) are the cornerstones of development on the Microsoft .NET platform. These are the best tools for a project manager to have successful projects and for the developers to have a focused and smooth software development process.

Come and see Adam Cogan, Microsoft Regional Director, VSTS Champ and Chief Architect from SSW show you:

  • How to successfully gather requirements with User stories
  • The right way to use work items
  • The way to complete a work items and send a 'done'
  • How to use templates for your standard work items
  • The extra work items that developers always forget
  • What is good and bad about Excel and Project integration
  • What you can use from the built in reporting as well as the Project portals available from the SharePoint dashboard
  • The important reports to give your Project Manager

Walk away knowing how to see your project health and progress. Visual Studio Ultimate is designed to help address many of these traditional problems faced by project managers. It does so by providing a set of integrated tools to help teams improve their software development activities and to help project managers better support the software development processes.

During this session we will cover the lifecycle of creating work items and tracking of releases using Visual Studio Ultimate and Team Foundation Server.

Visual Studio 2013 and TFS (formerly Team System) - An ALM Overview

Microsoft Visual Studio 2013 ALM (formerly Team System) Team System is an integrated software development platform to build the mission-critical applications that businesses depend on. It extends Visual Studio's integrated and productive experience from the developer to the entire development team, by delivering powerful new role-based tools for software architects, developers, testers and project managers (or Scrum Masters if you are agile). In this session you will see an overview of these tools and how they can improve your software development cycle.

Visual Studio 2013 Testing with Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013 - the life of a bug

Visual Studio 2013 makes up a large part of a .Net developers life. This session will delve into the 'life of a bug' by taking a walk in the shoes of an everyday bug from discovery to release (and the steps that make up the in between). Come along and check out the new features that will make you happier by making your code better, your job easier, and your team more productive by reducing the obstacles you face in your everyday coding life. Learn:

  • What the new features for testers and developers
  • How you now care - even if the tester can't reproduce the bug
  • How to stop struggling to find the source of the bug in your code
  • How can you streamline the testing process and make sure you don't repeat the same bugs
  • How to automate more and reproduce bugs easier and discover problems sooner.

Session 2: SharePoint 2013

What's new in SharePoint 2013

In this session Adam Cogan will provide information about what is new in SharePoint 2013 and his personal favorites. The SharePoint Team has invested in many including:

  • UX support for Silverlight and Ajax
  • Their Web Content Management System
  • Digital Asset Management System (for videos)
  • Visual Studio 2013 tools for SharePoint 2013
  • Developer Platform
  • Office 2013 integration
  • RESTful Web API
  • Tagging and Rating

Lets see what's good and what's not.

Something About Mary (SharePoint and Office 2013)

Come see Adam Cogan explain what works well with SharePoint and Office for Mary and the other knowledge workers.

First you will get an overview of what is great about having SharePoint in your business. Then see real world examples of:

  • Using SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013 together
  • Where it fits with other important Microsoft products like CRM 4 and TFS
  • Examples of how Word and Excel can be integrated into business processes (separate from SharePoint)
  • Examples of how Word, Excel, PowerPoint can be combined with SharePoint to improve visibility/searchability/versioning across the company
  • Overview of how data can be synchronized between SharePoint and external data sources (eg using Access and Excel)
  • Overview of what 'workflow' (really!) means
  • How Office can be incorporated into company workflows with SharePoint
  • Extending SharePoint with Office SharePoint Designer 2013 (free!)
  • Where VBA and VSTO fit in terms of how solutions can be developed
  • Examples of other interesting Office/SharePoint integrations (eg the the Atlassian SharePoint Connector and Atlassian Office Connector)

This is a good chance for you to consider new ways of using Office in your company, along with pitfalls to avoid. Adam gets excited about this session because too often companies limit Office to just an email application, word processor and spreadsheet - completely missing the positive impact it can have on the entire business process.


Session 1: Team Foundation Server

Time Event
  • Team Foundation Server 2013 (TFS) for Successful Project Management
  • 15min break
  • Visual Studio 2013 and TFS (formerly Team System) - An ALM Overview
  • Visual Studio 2013 Testing with Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2013 - the life of a bug
  • End of Session 1

Session 2: SharePoint 2013

Time Event
  • What's new in SharePoint 2013
  • 15min break
  • Something About Mary (SharePoint 2013 and Office 2013)
  • End of Session 2

Location Venues

Adelaide SA Innovation Centre
Level 2, Westpac House
91 King William Street
Melbourne Microsoft Office - Melbourne
Level 5, 4 Freshwater Place
Directions from CBD
Canberra Microsoft Office - Canberra
2/44 Sydney Ave
Sydney SSW
Gateway Court Suite 10
81 - 91 Military Road
Neutral Bay
Brisbane Microsoft Office - Brisbane
Level 28,
400 George Street
Directions from CBD
Perth Microsoft Office - Perth
Level 14, QV1 Building
250 St George's Terrace
Directions from CBD
Milan Microsoft Office - Milan
Via Rivoltana, 13 20090 Segrate (MI)
Beijing Microsoft Office - Beijing
1st Floor, Microsoft Tower, LSH Plaza
8 Wangjing Street, Chaoyang
London Room - Mt Cook
Bldg 4, Ground Floor, Zone H
Microsoft Reading Offices
Microsoft Campus
Thames Valley Park
Reading RG6 1WG

Past Events

  • Adelaide
    Mon 14 Dec 2009
    • Completed
  • Melbourne
    Wed 23 Dec 2009
    • Completed
  • Sydney
    Wed 13 Jan 2010
    • Completed
  • Brisbane
    Thur 28 Jan 2010
    • Completed
  • Perth
    Wed 03 Mar 2010
    • Completed
  • Melbourne
    Wed 10 Mar 2010
    • Completed
  • Sydney
    Wed 31 Mar 2010
    • Completed
  • Canberra
    Fri 21 May 2010
    • Completed
  • Adelaide
    Mon 07 Jun 2010
    • Completed
  • Milan
    Mon 5 July 2010
    • Completed
  • Athens
    Mon 28 June 2010
    • Completed
  • London
    Wed 21 July 2010
    • Completed
  • Beijing
    Sun 1 Aug 2010
    • Completed
  • Wellington
    Thu 2nd Sep 2010
    • Completed
  • Melbourne
    Mon 27 Sep 2010
    • Completed
  • Sydney
    Fri 17 Dec 2010
    • Completed
  • Sydney
    Mon 18 Jun 2012
    • Completed
  • Brisbane
    Mon 2 Aug 2012
    • Completed