October 2012 Meeting Announcement

Visual Studio 2012 Community Launch Event

Note: Meeting will be a week early on Tuesday, October 23rd

Visual Studio 2012 Community Launch Event

What’s new in the Visual Studio 2012 IDE
In this demo-paced session I’ll show off the most advanced IDE on the market by walking through the new features in Visual Studio 2012 designed to help you be more productive. Come see how we’ve improved the developer experience by streamlining the common tasks, simplifying the environment, and allowing developers to focus on the code that matters. You’ll see how we’ve reduced clutter and the new modern updated UI. Improved code understanding and new search capabilities to bring things right to your fingertips and let you find what you’re looking for faster. Experience the improved performance across the IDE for quicker response times, better usability, faster load times, and multi-threaded builds.

What’s new in Visual Studio 2012 for Application Lifecycle Management
In this demo-paced session I’ll be showing the improvements in our ALM story. Microsoft’s application lifecycle management tooling is all about enabling teams to deliver great software. You will learn how to more effectively plan and track work by using the new web-based project management tools; how to bridge the divide between development and operations by utilizing IntelliTrace in your production environments; and how to help keep team members on-task and “in the zone” with the new “my work” and code review features. Also, I’ll show local workspaces, code compare, the unit test explorer and using fakes. In addition to making your team more productive, we will show you how you can boost your overall code quality with new features such as code clone and an overhauled unit testing story in Visual Studio 2012.

Speaker
Randy Pagels – Microsoft

Randy Pagels is a Sr. Developer Technology Specialist and a Developer Platform and Evangelism tools team member covering the Heartland District (MI, OH, KY, TN) for Microsoft. His expertise includes Visual Studio, Team Foundation Server, Test Professional, and Lab Management products. He educates the customer to maximize their ALM tools by explaining best practices, installation, and configuration through presentations, workshops, or quick starts. Prior to Microsoft he worked for 16 years as a developer in the IT area and has designed and developed many .Net web applications using agile methodologies. Randy is a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) on Team Foundation Server. For further resource information, please refer to his website teamsystemcafe.net.

Pizza/Geek Dinner
Pizza will be provided as a snack during the meeting. For anyone interested in continuing the discussion a Geek Dinner will be held immediately after the meeting (Location – Logan’s Irish Pub).

When
5:30pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday October 23, 2012

Where
Marathon Petroleum Company – Findlay, OH