Just a reminder to everyone that the March VSTSUG meeting is just under a fortnight away. Please register your attendance by dropping me a line and check out the VSTSUG website for more info.
We also now have confirmation on Jeff's session. Here are the details:
Team Foundation Server Overview:
With the upcoming RTM release of Team Foundation Server, we have managed to bring in the Program Manager that was in charge of shipping this product-Jeff Beehler. Jeff's hour long presentation will cover the features that make Team Foundation Server unique in the industry for doing team development such as it's integrated version control, work items/lists, collaboration, notifications, reporting and an automated build process but since Jeff real passion is in team dynamics we have asked him to also cover what where the processes and methods he employed to ship this product.
And just in case you you have missed Jeff's bio:
I’ve been the Lead Program Manager for VSTS for the past 2 ½ years. In this role, I coordinate the release activities for all of Team System including our upcoming release of Team Foundation Server. As a result I’m involved with each of the teams shipping VSTS, but most directly the team building the Team Foundation since this is the integration point for all of Team System. It’s exciting to see the excitement VSTS is generating both within Microsoft as well as the .NET development community. Before working on VSTS, I was a founding member of the Visual C++ team way back in the early 90’s (and even QuickC for Windows before that). I took some time off between working on VC++ and VSTS (a little over 7 years) to start a family, consult with ISVs on how to ship software, work for an Internet start up and teach 6th grade. I returned to Microsoft because I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to be on the team that helped expand Visual Studio beyond ‘just’ writing code. It's been a great experience.
Big thanks go out to Chuck for organising Jeff's availability. Thanks Chuck!!!
Thanks all and I hope to see you on the 23rd.