SSW Brain Quest -
Team Foundation Server and SharePoint 2010
Team Foundation Server 2010 for Successful Project Management by
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
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'
- 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 on from the SharePoint dashboard
- The important reports to give your Project Manager
Walk away knowing how to see the 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 2010 Team System - An Overview
Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 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. In this
session you will see an overview of these tools and how they can improve your
software development cycle.
Visual Studio 2010 Testing with Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 - the life of a
Visual Studio 2010 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's new in SharePoint 2010
- 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
- How to automate more and reproduce bugs easier and discover problems sooner.
In this session Adam Cogan will provide information about what is new in
SharePoint 2010 and his personal favorites. The SharePoint Team has invested in
- UX support for Silverlight and Ajax
- their Web Content Management System
- Digital Asset Management System (for videos)
- Visual Studio 2010 tools for SharePoint 2010
- Developer Platform
- Office 2010 integration
- RESTful Web API
- Tagging and Rating
Let's see what's good and what's not.
Something About Mary (SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010)
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 2010 and Office 2010 together (Comparing with what with had
- 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), and then followed by
- 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 synchronised between the two (e.g. using Access and
- Overview of what 'workflow' (really!) means
- How Office can be incorporated into company workflows with SharePoint
- High level examples of using/integrating Office with other products (e.g. VSTS
integration with Outlook)
- Where VBA and VSTO fit in terms of how solutions can be developed
- Examples of other interesting Office/SharePoint integrations (e.g. the
Atlassian SharePoint Connector and
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.
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