Omaha Team System User Group

User Group
The next Omaha Team System User Group meeting is going to be held Tuesday, March 24th at Farm Credit Services of America.  Jeremy Novak will be presenting on Acceptance/Service Level Testing using Remote Test Runner. Here are the details: Presentation: Acceptance/Service Level Testing with Remote Test Runner – Using an automated acceptance testing framework allows you to separate the task of creating test data from the test framework.  Your business owners can concentrate on creating the test data that gives them the assurance the product being tested meets their needs leaving developers to create the associated unit tests. This presentation will be covering a new automated testing tool for use with Visual Studio – Remote Test Runner (RTR).  RTR builds upon the data-driven testing features currently built into Visual Studio…
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Omaha Team System User Group

TFS, User Group
After having to postpone the session from September due to scheduling conflicts we had a great turnout for the Omaha Team System User Group meeting last week.  The speaker for our November meeting was Russ Wagner, an Enterprise Applications Architect at Farm Credit Services of America. After having some tasty pizza and enjoying a little socializing, Russ presented on the TFS command line utilities and TFS Power Tools related to Team Foundation Server.  The presentation went very well (despite some pre-demonstration glitches) and proved to be very informative.  Although I've had the opportunity to use the majority of the command line tools and TFS Power Tools, it was nice to see them all covered in a single presentation. Once the presentation was over, we raffled off some books and had…
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Omaha Team System User Group

Team System, User Group
We’ve had yet another successful gathering of the Omaha Team System User Group.  After moderating one of the Birds of a Feather sessions at last month’s Tech-Ed conference, I decided to try something similar with this month’s user group meeting format. Rather than schedule a speaker for this meeting I decided that we would open the floor up for any Team System-related topics for discussion amongst the group.  Being the middle of the summer and having changed the format to not include a speaker I didn’t expect the same turnout that we typically get at other meetings.  We ended up with a total of 15 attendees which was perfect for sitting around a few tables and having some conversation. Some of the topics we discussed included: Certifications – are they…
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Developer Conference RSS Feed

Conferences, User Group
A while back I created a conference calendar on the Omaha Team System User Group's web site.  As I come across (US-based) developer- or architecture-related conferences, I add them to the calendar.  So, feel free to subscribe to the RSS feed if you're interested.  Note that you will also get notifications of user group events in Omaha :-) You can also view that actual calendar page here as well.
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Omaha Team System User Group

Team Build, TFS, User Group
Well, the 2nd Omaha Team System User Group meeting is, as they say, in the books!  We had a great turnout with about 25 attendees that showed up to listen to Mike Douglas speak about TFS build automation and the coolness factor of incorporating (authentic) stoplights into the build process. Mike also demonstrated his latest CodePlex contribution - Team Deploy.  Team Deploy is a set of custom MSBuild tasks that provide functionality for deploying MSI files as well as controlling X10 devices (e.g. stoplights, lava lamps, etc.).  Some of the tasks included are: Install Task - installs an MSI on a remote machine. Uninstall Task - uninstall an MSI from a remote machine. Kill Process Tasks - kills a process on a remote machine. Deploy Task - utilizes a deployment…
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Omaha Team System User Group

Team System, User Group
The first Omaha Team System User Group meeting is, as they say, history!  The feature presentation, What's New in VSTS 2008, was presented by Bill Maurer (a Microsoft Developer Technology Specialist).  He also covered some of the new features coming in "Rosario".  The presentation was very interesting and information and was well received. Our first meeting was held January 22nd and was sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America.  It was very well attended with 75 attendees.  Our next meeting has not yet been scheduled but I am looking forward to working with fellow Team System enthusiasts in the Omaha area. If you happen to be in the Omaha area and have any suggestions for user group topics, please visit the OTSUG site and drop send me a message. Links:…
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Omaha VSTS User Group is Coming

User Group
A co-leader (Tim Kelsey) and I have been planning on starting a Team System Users Group in Omaha for several months now.  The initial web site is finally up at www.otsug.org and we are excited to have our first speaker, Bill Maurer, scheduled for January 22nd, 2008.  Bill will be presenting on the new features and updates in VSTS 2008.  Time permitting, he will also cover some of what's coming in "Rosario". With the addition of the Team System Users Group, there will now be no less than four Microsoft technology-oriented user groups in the Omaha area, including: Omaha Team System Users Group Omaha .NET Users Group SQL/BI Users Group - SQL Server/Business Intelligence BizTalk Users GroupWe will be holding the initial meeting at Farm Credit Services of America (my…
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