Monthly Archives: January 2010

VSTS 2010 Road Show

Here is the official announcement for the upcoming VSTS 2010 Road Show that I’m participating in! I look forward to seeing you there!


Drive Your Development with Visual Studio 2010

Visual Studio 2010 is the most comprehensive suite of application development tools a software team could ever wish for. But its dazzling array of features can be daunting to say the least. Whether you’re building custom line-of-business applications or the next killer viral internet app you need to understand what’s under the hood and how your team can take advantage of its broad capabilities. Join a team of industry experts for a hands-on discussion of proven techniques for getting the most power and mileage out of this incredible product.

Session 1: Drive Your Process

In our first session we will examine what it takes to establish and support a world class development team using Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010. We will discuss what makes a team great and how to choose a software development methodology to ensure repeatable results. We will reveal best practices to help teams perform at world class levels using Visual Studio 2010.


Session 2: Drive Your Design

In this session, we will take a look at role of design in modern development teams. We will discuss strategies for choosing the right level of design based on the complexity of your projects and best practices for ensuring designs are fully realized. We will also provide an overview of the new UML features provided in Visual Studio 2010 that support model driven development.


Session 3: Drive Your Code

In our last session, we will take a look at how it all comes together. We will walk through the process of turning requirements and designs into code and highlight the powerful tools provided in Visual Studio 2010 to help you create what you can imagine, build on the strengths of your team, and open up new possibilities.


Event Dates & Registration

To register for one of these events, please visit the links below:

St. Louis, MO               Jan 26  8:30 am – 11:30 am

Overland Park, KS       Feb 4   8:30 am – 11:30 am

Bloomington, MN       Feb 23 8:30 am – 11:30 am


Day of .NET 3?

We just wrapped up our first planning meeting for the 2010 version of the St. Louis Day of .NET. I was so looking forward to this discussion and seeing everyone to discuss what has become a great event!
Familiar faces – Michale Querimit, Lauren Bright, Michelle Marcus, Kevin Grossnicklaus, Scott Spradlin (and wife), Clint Edmonson, Muljadi Budiman, Chris Deweese, and Jeff Strauss – were all in attendance. Everyone was excited to contribute and I look forward to working alongside all of them again this year!