Agile.org has some create webcasts on subjects concerning Agile, Scrum. You can either sign up to them or go to the archive listing. Couple of interest are:
Agile Practices in a Traditional Organization
Adopting Test-First Development
Release Duration and Enterprise Agility
On May 15th is Agile and Quality: It is not an Oxymoron but a Necessity
Click here to check out the public webcast series.
Microsoft is storyboarding the process of code coverage for manual testing. They are also looking for you to complete a quick survey on the subject. The Visual Studio ALM team are asking for our help so let’s give it to them. Click below to do the survey.
Code Coverage for Manual Testing Survey
This is how tools get made that we will use, thanks for helping.
TFS11 beta power tools are now available for download.
In the power tool are:
Best Practices Analyzer
- Team Explorer Enhancements
- Team Foundation Power Tool Command Line (tfpt.exe)
- Test Attachment Cleaner
- Process Template Editor
- Windows Shell Extensions
Read more about what all these power tools give you and download TFS11 Beta Power Tool.
Here is what you will see and hear from ObjectSharp's Microsoft MVPs at this event:
Metro (Win 8 + Mobile)
The Metro interface has the potential to change how a lot of people use computers. You've already seen a little of it in the Windows Phone. More if you have downloaded the Windows 8 consumer preview. In this session, we will demonstrate how the power exposed by Metro (through live tiles, push notifications, immersive user experiences, etc.) can be harnessed to provide a usable and intuitive application.
VS 11/.NET 4.5
We're still a few months away from its release, but the beta version of Visual Studio 11 and .NET 4.5 is available and with a Go-Live license too. With Visual Studio, reduction and simplification are the keywords. For .NET, assistance with parallelism this session is the big topic. Between these and other topics, the tools that will make your development life easier are covered.
TFS 2012/Test Manager 2012
The word in the TFS/Test manager world for 2012 is "Agile". Lightweight requirements gathering through PowerPoint Storyboarding. Additional reporting, including a task board, in TFS and exploratory/agile testing through Test Manager. Lots of new features to delve into and they will be in this session.
Check out all about it here.
Microsoft is making improvements to Lab Manager in TFS11. Brain Harry explains in this blog the primary addition of “Standard Environments” that enables the use of VM Ware with Lab Manager. Brian’s blog goes through how it all works and more.
Brain Harry’s blog.
Sam Guckenheimer is the Product Owner of Microsoft Visual Studio product line. He has 30 years' experience as architect, developer, tester, product manager, project manager and general manager in the software industry worldwide.
Sam’s new book “Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio: From Concept to Continuous Feedback” is a must for all to read. Available in paperback and kindle from Amazon.
Sam recently did a webcast for TesTrek 2011 in Toronto which is also well worth watching. Sam talks about Getting Agile with Testing.
“Testing is central to the success or failure of any organization adopting the Agile Consensus. A modern testing approach can be a great enabler of value flow, transparency and the reduction of waste. An outmoded testing approach can be a huge impediment and source of unending conflict. As testers, it's important that we be on the right side of the consensus and be the enablers. The alternative is untenable. In this session, we will explore fundamental principles of agile project delivery and discuss the impact on the QA lifecycle. “
If your in Toronto the week of November 7th sign up for TesTrek 2011 Conference where Sam is the keynote speaker. Dave Lloyd and I will be doing a hands on workshop on Exploratory Testing. There is lots happening this year at TesTrek check it out.