November 2009 Entries

Presentation Preparation
I’m preparing for a few presentations I’ll be giving next week at TechDays 09 in Calgary. For me, preparation starts with the material. What is it that I’m trying to say and what are the important points I need to make. Then I do a few dry runs where I go through the slides and demos by myself. This is usually not an ‘out loud’ preparation but rather just for me to ensure that things flow and I know what NOT to do in my demos. Lastly, I try to do one or two ‘out loud’ dry runs. I find this part the ......

Posted On Thursday, November 12, 2009 2:24 PM | Comments (1)

Huge news for mixed-technology shops using TFS!
Microsoft has purchased Teamprise, who created a Team Foundation Server plug-in for Eclipse as well as extensions for doing Java builds with Team Foundation Server. http://www.microsoft.com/pr... This is big news since many of the industry experts from the analyst firms have cited lack of multi-platform support for Team Foundation Server Client as a weakness of the platform. Eclipse is now a fully supported MS environment for ALM. Technorati Tags: TFS,Eclipse,Teamprise,Java ......

Posted On Monday, November 9, 2009 6:00 AM | Comments (0)

Slide Decks from QAI TesTrek 2009
I’ve made the slide decks I presented at QAI TesTrek 2009 in Toronto available for download here. There is one deck on aspects of testing SOA and another on using VS 2010 test features supporting exploratory testing. My apologies for the delay but I’ve been off battling the flu. Thanks to the TesTrek organizing team and to all the attendees. I had a great conference. Technorati Tags: TesTrek,SOA Testing,Exploratory Testing,VS 2010,MTLM ......

Posted On Monday, November 9, 2009 5:53 AM | Comments (1)

Imaginet Resources Corp. featured in Microsoft Ad Campaign
Some EXCELLENT work done by Imaginet Resources is being featured in a Microsoft Ad Campaign. This solution is also a finalist for a Microsoft Impact Award. Check it out here: http://www.imaginets.com/ne... Notice my buddy Steve “Dr. Efficiency” Porter :) He is available for House Call’s :) Technorati Tags: Imaginet,Impact Award ......

Posted On Monday, November 9, 2009 5:50 AM | Comments (0)