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Introduction to Kanban

By All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Kanban, Team Foundation Server, Videos, Visual Studio, Webinars

Kanban was originally created as a scheduling system to help manufacturing organizations determine what to produce, when to produce it, and how much to produce.  Although this may not sound like software development, these Lean principles can be successfully applied to development teams to improve the delivery of value through better visibility and limits on work in process. This video will provide an overview of the Kanban method, including the history and motivation, the core…

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Microsoft Certifications Distilled

By All Posts, Training

Navigating Microsoft’s offerings with respect to certifications can be a daunting task. Microsoft has a multitude of certifications available in general, for their various technologies and platforms, and at different levels. I hope to simplify this navigation for professionals who wish to attain Microsoft certifications, and explain the new certifications available. These new certifications override their previous counterparts and I’d like to elaborate what that actually means to you as a professional who is new…

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Managing Test Labs Without the Headaches

By All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Team Foundation Server, Testing, Videos, Visual Studio, Webinars

In 2010, Microsoft released a bold new features to support management of virtual test environments. “Lab Management” provided the ability to easily spin up test environments, perform automated build and deployments, run automated tests, and collect diagnostic data. Unfortunately, many teams were discouraged by the infrastructure requirements. Now, with Visual Studio 2012 and standard environments, even small teams or groups that can’t use Microsoft’s Hyper-V can still benefit from Lab Management. This session will demonstrate…

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Quality Coding: What’s New with Visual Studio 2012

By All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Team Foundation Server, Videos, Visual Studio, Webinars

The newest release of Visual Studio 2012 is rich with new tools that enhance standard developer activities. In this video, we’ll review and demonstrate some of these new features, such as Unit Testing, Code Reviews, Code Clones, and other time-saving developer tools. Ready to Adopt the Newest Version of Visual Studio? If you’re ready to adopt the newest version of Visual Studio but not sure where to start, Imaginet is here to help. Our Imaginet…

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Q & A: Getting Started with Visual Studio Coded UI Tests: Building Your First Automated Test

By All Posts, Application Development, Testing, Visual Studio

In our previous blog post video entitled “Getting Started with Visual Studio’s Coded UI Testing”, we had some really great questions posed.  Below are the responses to those questions and some of the resources that apply to each answer. 1) Are Third-Party controls supported? If you’re doing web-based controls the answer is generally yes, however in some cases it may be difficult.  For all third-party controls the level of support depends upon on the implementation…

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The Newest of the New with Visual Studio and TFS 2012

By All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Team Foundation Server, Videos, Visual Studio, Webinars

By itself, Visual Studio and TFS 2012 included many compelling new features not available in prior releases. But Microsoft hasn’t stopped.  Since the production release in August 2012, Microsoft has continued to release more new capabilities. In this session, we’ll walk through some of the latest and greatest enhancements that you can use in your Visual Studio and TFS 2012 environment. Ready to Adopt the Newest Version of Visual Studio and TFS? If you’re ready…

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Lean, Kanban, and Team Foundation Server (TFS)

By Agile, All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Kanban, Team Foundation Server, Videos, Visual Studio, Webinars

Kanban was originally created as a scheduling system to help manufacturing organizations determine what to produce, when to produce it, and how much to produce.  Although this may not sound like software development, these lean principles can be successfully applied to development teams to improve the delivery of value through better visibility and limits on work in process. This video will provide an overview of the Kanban method, including the history and motivation, the core…

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Using Lean and Kanban to Revolutionize Your Organization

By Agile, All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Kanban, Productivity, Team Foundation Server, Videos, Visual Studio, Webinars

With the introduction of Lean and Kanban into the software developments, teams are now starting to discover how to leverage these principles to revolutionize how they do business. Come find out how you can use Lean and Kanban together with Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) to make dramatic improvements in your organization. Ready to Adopt Lean and Kanban for TFS? If you’re ready to adopt Lean and/or Kanban for Team Foundation Server (TFS) but not…

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Upgrading to Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2012 – What You Need to Know!

By All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Team Foundation Server, Videos, Visual Studio, Webinars

Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 brings a number of new features into the integrated ALM toolset. With new features like PowerPoint Storyboarding, Integrated Code Review Features, Stakeholder Feedback, and a newly integrated Developer / Operations Workflow, you will quickly find many reasons to upgrade to next version Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server. In this webinar, we’ll briefly discuss the breadth of new ALM features. View the free recorded video below on what you need to…

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How Microsoft’s ALM Tools Can Improve Your Bottom Line

By All Posts, Application Lifecycle Management, Productivity, Videos, Visual Studio, Webinars

Improved efficiencies, enhanced productivity, reduction of wasted time and effort, and improved team collaboration. Each of these benefits that result from adopting a successful application lifecycle management (ALM) strategy will all help your bottom line.  View this free video to find out how. Ready to Improve Your Bottom Line with ALM? If you’re ready to improve your bottom line with application lifecycle management and the Microsoft Visual Studio ALM Tools but not sure where to…

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