GetTogether session on Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2010 a huge success.

Posted on December 24th, 2009

To finish off the difficult year 2009 we took a deep dive into Application Lifecycle Management during the latest GetTogether event held in Ghent at the Holiday-Inn. To guide us through the latest offer of Microsoft on this topic we had the pleasure of welcoming Pieter Gheysens who delivered a great speech on Visual Studio 2010.

Pieter is the founder of Sparkles and focuses as a Team System MVP and Certified Scrum Master on Application Lifecycle Management solutions for the Microsoft .NET Development Platform based on Team Foundation Server. During the last 10 years, he has been involved in many large enterprise development projects as a developer, team lead and software architect.

The session itself gave you a good overview of the new Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) features that are included inside the new release of Visual Studio 2010. The next release of Visual Studio will certainly become a true platform for productive, integrated, and extensible software development life-cycle tools that helps software teams by improving communication and collaboration throughout the software development process. With the new licensing model and the Team Foundation Server 2010 Basic Installation, small development team will also benefit greatly from the integrated team development experience: Version Control, Work Item Management and Build Automation. The slides of the presentation can be viewed here.

A targeted life demo on some of the most sexy new features of Visual Studio 2010 made this evening one to remember. At least this was the comment we could hear of the more than twenty five guests who honored our invitation with their presence.

As always on a GetTogether event we started off with a bite and a drink around 18u30 and closed the evening by midnight with a drink and a promise to be there again next time. We at Queaso Systems are determined to keep up with this GetTogether tradition and hope to see you all again next year for some interesting sessions on various topics.