OTSUG–A Look at Visual Studio 2010 Testing Tools

User Group
Last night, Russ Wagner and I met with the Omaha Team System User Group to present on “Creating Quality Software: A Look at Visual Studio 2010 Testing Tools”.  Once again, Farm Credit Services of America hosted the event and provided pizza for the attendees. Here’s the description of the talk we gave: Visual Studio 2010 provides application lifecycle management (ALM) tools that enable teams to create quality software.  In this presentation, Jeff Bramwell and Russ Wagner will demonstrate the new testing features of Visual Studio 2010 including Microsoft Test Manager, Test Runner, Coded UI Tests, Load Testing capabilities, and more.  If you've never had a chance to see some of the new testing features in Visual Studio 2010, or if you simply have questions regarding the use of the testing…
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OTSUG – Migrating to TFS 2010

ALM, TFS, User Group
Last night, Russ Wagner and I met with the Omaha Team System User Group to present on “Migrating to TFS 2010: Lessons Learned”.  Once again, Farm Credit Services of America hosted the event and provided pizza for the attendees. Here’s the description of the talk we gave: In this presentation, Jeff Bramwell and Russ Wagner will discuss the steps taken to upgrade to Team Foundation Server 2010.  The talk will cover up-front planning, tasks that need to be completed in the process, and how to plan for contingencies.  They will also cover various lessons learned along the way.  After the session, they will open it up for questions and answers to give attendees a chance to ask questions as well as share experiences with each other. It was a small…
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OTSUG – What’s New for Testing in Visual Studio 2010 and TFS 2010

User Group
Please join us on Tuesday, March 23rd as Mike Douglas presents on "What’s New for Testing in Visual Studio 2010 and TFS 2010".  As we near the launch of Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010, this is a great opportunity to catch up on some of the new features being made available. Visit Omaha Team System User Group for full meeting details. Hope to see you there!
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Omaha Team System User Group Meeting Next Week

User Group
Next week will be our first Team System User Group meeting of the year and will start the third year for the Omaha Team System User Group!  I am looking forward to yet another great year and with Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 just around the corner, there is going to be more new material than we could possibly cover!  So, if you have any specific topics that you would love to see covered in the user group, please let us know.  Also, if you have a topic that you would like to share with the group, we would love to have you. Next week’s topic, Making Transparency Work—Reporting in Team Foundation Server 2010, will be presented by Michael Querimit (Quilogy) - As application development teams interact…
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Omaha Team System User Group RSS Feeds

User Group
Due to a recent server failure/web site makeover, the RSS feeds from the Omaha Team System User Group web site have changed.  The new RSS feeds are as follows: Announcements – OTSUG announcements Events – OTSUG and other events As always, please contact me if you have any questions regarding the Omaha Team System User Group or if you are interested in presenting a topic at an upcoming meeting.
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Omaha Team System User Group Site is Back!

User Group
If you have visited the Omaha Team System User Group site within the past couple of weeks, you’ve probably noticed one of two things - the site was either down or the site looked a lot different than it used to. A couple of weeks ago, the server that hosts the OTSUG web site crashed and took everything with it.  Although I had various backups of various files, I did not have any (recent) backups of the entire partition.  After bringing a severely out of date backup on-line (it was four years old!) I had quite a bit of configuration to take care of. The OTSUG web site was originally hosted within Microsoft SharePoint utilizing the Community Kit for SharePoint (CKS): User Group Edition.  In fact, this was the only…
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VSTS: What’s in it for Me?

User Group, Visual Studio 2010
I just completed a presentation on “VSTS 2010: What’s in it for Me?” for the Omaha Team System User Group and Omaha .NET User Group (original post).  The venue was once again sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America and the food and give-aways were sponsored by QCI – thanks Jodi!  I haven’t reviewed the sign-in sheet yet to get the exact count but we had somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 to 60 attendees for tonight’s talk – a great turn out. There are so many new features in VSTS 2010 that it was a challenge keeping the presentation within the time constraints of the meeting.  I managed to squeeze it into about an hour and twenty minutes. Here’s a quick overview of the features covered in tonight’s session:…
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Omaha Team System User Group

User Group, Visual Studio 2010
I have been somewhat behind posting lately (I hear new babies in the family will do that ) so it only seems right that I post about the next Omaha Team System User Group meeting 12 hours before it starts. This month, the Omaha Team System User Group and the Omaha .NET User Group are combining their efforts into a single meeting.  Tonight, I will be presenting on “VSTS 2010: What’s in it for me?”.  This will be a presentation that covers the major, new features that have been added to Visual Studio Team System 2010.  There are a LOT of new features to cover so it will be a challenge getting through them while still spending enough time on each of them to do them some justice. As a…
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Omaha Team System User Group

TFS, User Group
Yesterday was a long day that ended on a great note – the Omaha Team System User Group meeting.  Mike Douglas, from Deliveron Consulting Services, presented on Installing and Configuring Team Foundation Server 2008.  Here is the synopsis: This presentation provides an overview of TFS 2008 and demonstrates best practices, lessons learned, and “gotchas” installing and configuring TFS 2008.  The overview explains the architecture and components of Team Foundation Server 2008 and recommended server configurations.  The demonstrations will include using the Best Practice Analyzer, setting user permissions and using the TFS Admin Tool, and creating and configuring a team project from start to finish.  The configuration process will include recommended settings, source control folder structure, and creating appropriate notification.  The presentation will conclude with techniques and lessons learned for troubleshooting…
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Omaha Team System User Group

Team System, User Group, Utilities
Due to the recent birth of our new son, Zachary, I am somewhat late in getting this post on-line.  Although I am a little behind in getting this posted, I still want to get the word out about our last presentation at the Omaha Team System User Group. On March 24th, Farm Credit Services of America (FCSA) once again hosted the user group meeting.  Many thanks go out to Russ Wagner for his continued help and for accepting the position as co-leader of the Omaha Team System User Group! This meeting’s topic was presented by Jeremy Novak, a developer at Farm Credit Services of America.  Jeremy presented on a new open source product called Remote Test Runner – or, RTR. RTR was originally developed at FCSA for internal use to…
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