Welcome to the Chicago Visual Studio ALM User Group

Posted by Chris Kadelon November 14, 2010

We started the ChicagoVisual Studio ALM User Group because we're passionate about this area of our industry. This user group is meant for you if you're looking to learn and share your experiences with ALM and Microsoft's related tooling.

How TFS 2015 is Gonna Rock Your Agile World with Angela Dugan

Join Us Tuesday, August 25, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location:Microsoft-Downers Grove 3025 Highland Pkwy, Ste 300, Downers Grove
Description:

This is the summer of Visual Studio 2015 (which releases on July 20th BTW) and I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the number of great features they have managed to get out the door around managing and tracking agile activities in TFS/VSO. If you don’t want to wait until July to play with them, you can download the RC now, or setup your free account on VSO.

Abstract: TFS has come a long way in the last 10 years. With the upcoming release of TFS 2015, and all of the new features being released to VSO at break-neck speed, it’s hard to know why you should consider upgrading. Spend an hour or so with Angela walking through the new Kanban boards, task boards, web based testing tools, service hooks into great collaboration tools like Slack, and when your appetite with an overview of the new capabilities coming in Build vNext and RM 2015.

Speaker Bio:

Angela Dugan is the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Practice Manager for Polaris Solutions, a small .NET development and ALM consulting firm based out of Chicago and St. Louis. Angela has been in software development filling various roles since 1999, including 5 years as an ALM evangelist with Microsoft. In late 2011, she left Microsoft to follow her passion back into the consulting world where she could be far more hands-on with her customers. Angela also runs the Chicago Visual Studio ALM user group, is an active organizer and speaker at several local conferences, is a Microsoft ALM MVP, a Certified Scrum master, and a certified SAFe Program Consultant.

Outside of wrangling TFS, Angela is an avid board gamer, a chicken farmer (seriously, they have chickens!), an aspiring runner, and a Twitter addict. She lives in a 105 year old house in Oak Park that she is constantly working on/cursing at with her husband David.

Agenda:6:30pm dinner 7:00pm Presentation
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What's New in Octopus Deploy with Ian Paullin

Join Us Tuesday, November 10, 2015 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Location:Microsoft-Downers Grove 3025 Highland Pkwy, Ste 300, Downers Grove
Description:

Details and dates TBD, putting a placeholder out there so people know it's coming! :)

Speaker Bio:

Ian is an ASP.NET MVC C# programmer with Avanade. A nocturnal programmer by nature, he’s often working on his own .NET projects in the twilight hours.  He’s often advocating Octopus Deploy. For more information on Octopus Deploy and other related ramblings, you can visit his blog at http://ianpaullin.com or twitter feed at @ianpaullin.

Agenda:6:30pm dinner 7:00pm Presentation
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