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Tuesday, May 12
 

10:00

The Road to Agile at Microsoft
In this session Martin Woodward from Microsoft takes us through the transformation that the team behind Visual Studio have undergone over the past decade as they have moved to be a more agile, service focused organization from a classically waterfall delivery model.  He discussed lessons learned along the way and highlights some of the practices that the team have found worked best for them.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Woodward

Martin Woodward

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Martin Woodward is the Executive Director of the .NET Foundation where he helps foster open development and collaboration around .NET. He is also a Principle Program Manager on the .NET team in Microsoft. Before joining the .NET Foundation, Martin worked on the team that introduced... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2015 10:00 - 11:00
Room 9

11:30

Using the Cloud-Based Load Testing Service and Application Insights to Find Scale and Performance Bottlenecks in Your Applications
Do you find it painful to set up an infrastructure to run performance and load tests? Do you think load testing is an expensive affair? Do you have a need for testing your service with a large burst load just before your big launch? Do you want to get a 360 degree of the performance and availability of your application when tested under load conditions? In this session, see how you can use the cloud-based load testing service provided by Visual Studio Online in conjunction with the monitoring and analytics capabilities of Application Insights to quickly run load tests and fix performance bottlenecks.



Speakers
avatar for Marcel de Vries

Marcel de Vries

CTO, Xpirit
Marcel is the co-founder and CTO of Xpirit, a high-end consulting firm based in Hilversum, Netherlands. Marcel co-founded Xpirit in 2014 as a spin off from Xebia Netherlands. Together with Xebia they help customers with Digital Transformation, Agile Consulting, and Full Stack development... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2015 11:30 - 12:30
Room 1

13:30

Managing Azure workloads with Chef
If you are a SysAdmin who already supports solutions on the Linux platform at scale, you are probably familiar with Chef. Did you know they are also available in Azure for both Linux and Windows Machines? You can take your existing instructions and configurations and configure agents on your IaaS instances to point to your servers for deployment. Learn how to implement these amazing technologies for your Linux and Windows Azure hosted solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Rasmus Hald

Rasmus Hald

Speaker, Techorama
`As a Windows Infrastructure Technical Evangelist covering Windows Server, System Center, Windows Client and Windows Azure, Rasmus Hald is recognized for his ability to address real world dilemmas and clearly communicate possible solutions. Rasmus has more that 15 years' experience... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2015 13:30 - 14:30
Room 1

14:45

Best Practices for Using Open Source Software in the Enterprise
Most of us understand the benefits of using open source software (OSS) and libraries. Heck, even Microsoft embraces it, so why can’t you adopt it as well in your enterprise? Open source can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. We probably all remember incidents like the “heart bleed” vulnerability in a popular open source implementation of SSL. So, if open source becomes more and more prevalent, how can we cope with the challenges that lay at hand? We will be challenged with all sorts of questions in the enterprise: What are the license implications when I take a dependency on a library with a viral type of license? What version of open source libraries are we using and are they the choice of the generic public or did we select one we now need to maintain ourselves? Are there known vulnerabilities in the libraries we use, and if so, are we affected by that? In this session, we take a practical approach to using open source libraries in product development for the enterprise. We touch briefly on the license types and the ones to look out for. We show you how an artefact repository system can help you to answer a lot of the tough questions. Learn how to integrate a system that is very popular, called Nexus, in your continuous deployment strategy and ensure a frictionless experience for your developers. We show integration with NuGet and how to manage open source dependencies using proxy facilities so you can ensure only a curated set of libraries are used, and meet compliance requirements for your business.

Speakers
avatar for Marcel de Vries

Marcel de Vries

CTO, Xpirit
Marcel is the co-founder and CTO of Xpirit, a high-end consulting firm based in Hilversum, Netherlands. Marcel co-founded Xpirit in 2014 as a spin off from Xebia Netherlands. Together with Xebia they help customers with Digital Transformation, Agile Consulting, and Full Stack development... Read More →


Tuesday May 12, 2015 14:45 - 15:45
Room 1

16:15

Package Managers & ASP.NET 5: The forest and the trees.
Dependency management in ASP.NET evolved from absent to a first-class citizen. You’re likely already using NuGet, so why should you care about other package managers, such as Bower, NPM and Grunt? And what about DNX and the XRE?
Which tool should I use when? What are the pros and cons of my choice? If you’re new to this and no longer can see the forest for the trees, this session will explain the basics and guide you back on track.

Speakers
avatar for Xavier Decoster

Xavier Decoster

Founder, MyGet
Xavier Decoster works at Microsoft as a developer on the NuGet team. He is also one of the founders of MyGet, a SaaS offering secure NuGet feeds in the cloud and co-authored the Pro NuGet books. Above all, he wants to reduce development friction.


Tuesday May 12, 2015 16:15 - 17:15
Room 2

17:30

Empower your team with Atlassian
During this presentation Peter will take you through a whirlwind tour of the Atlassian Toolset (JIRA, Confluence, Bamboo, Stash,...) to show you how these tools can create a complete ALM ecosystem for you. 
From gathering requirements, to managing a product backlog to providing production support. These tools can help you do it all in an integrated and easily configurable way. 
At the end of this session you'll have a clear idea of how these tools can help you improve your ALM process, how you can achieve a 2-way traceability between requirements and actual code in production and how your teams can collaborate efficiently and effectively. 

Speakers
avatar for Peter Van de Voorde

Peter Van de Voorde

ALM Consultant, RealDolmen
Peter is a 32 year old Belgian with a love of boardgames, skiing, reading, socializing and helping people.At RealDolmen he's an Application Lifecycle Management Coach , a Certified Scrummaster and an Atlassian Expert.


Tuesday May 12, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Room 8
 
Wednesday, May 13
 

08:45

Why is Agile putting the Lifecycle into DevOps?
For many DevOps is used to describe the process of release automation. DevOps is the desire by development to use automation to help build bridges with operations. Model driven deployment coupled with improved reporting and transparency enables operations and development to work together by providing a common language and trusted set of techniques. But the promise of DevOps is so much more than release, it should be about building a strong set of working practices between operations and development that foster trust, cooperation and in so doing so reduce waste and increase value. Agile has provided a framework that allows development teams to collaborate more effectively. Agile has changed the lifecycle and practices development use. But can the Agile lifecycle be employed across to operations, and what would the broader lifecycle look like?

In this talk Dave West, Chief Product Officer at Tasktop describes the challenges and opportunities that Agile + real DevOps affords organizations. He presents a broad view of a Agile+DevOps lifecycle showing all the integration points.

Speakers
avatar for Dave West

Dave West

Chief Product Officer, Tasktop
Dave West is the Chief Product Officer at Tasktop. In this capacity, he engages with customers and partners to drive Tasktop’s product roadmap and market positioning. As a member of the company’s executive management team, he also is instrumental in building Tasktop into a transformative... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2015 08:45 - 09:45
Room 1

10:00

Deep Dive into Git with Team Foundation Server
Support for Git was added into Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server back in 2013. In this session you will learn more about why you might want to use Git for your next project, what makes DVCS a powerful model for software development and when you might want to choose Git over TFVC for version control. We will learn about the fundamentals of a repository and how to successfully collaborate using Git in your Team Foundation Server or Visual Studio Online account. This session would be ideal for people wanting to understand the fundamentals of Git and how the Git support in Microsoft Team Foundation Server works under the hood.

Speakers
avatar for Martin Woodward

Martin Woodward

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft
Martin Woodward is the Executive Director of the .NET Foundation where he helps foster open development and collaboration around .NET. He is also a Principle Program Manager on the .NET team in Microsoft. Before joining the .NET Foundation, Martin worked on the team that introduced... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2015 10:00 - 11:00
Room 3

11:30

Build, Test, Deploy, Repeat - an end to end scenario
Continuous Delivery is something that many companies want to implement. But how do you do this, where do you start?, and which tools do you use?

In this session I will talk a bit about continuous delivery in general and the dive into the toolset of Visual Studio Online and how VSO can help you create your Deployment Pipeline with tools like Build, Release Management and Powershell DSC.

Speakers
avatar for Rene van Osnabrugge

Rene van Osnabrugge

My name is René van Osnabrugge. I live together with my wife and 2 sons in the Netherlands. My personal motto is: “Continuous Improvement!” I seek my challenge by pursuing the fact that everything can be improved, both in my personal life and in my work. For me, Application... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2015 11:30 - 12:30
Room 2

14:45

TFS build vNext
A walk through of using build in the vNext version of TFS.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Fennell

Richard Fennell

Engineering Director, Black Marble
I am the Engineering Director of the Black Marble Ltd a Microsoft Gold Partner based in the North of England. Black Marble specialises in BizTalk & SharePoint based business automation.As Engineering Director I am responsible for the delivery of systems and tools to allow my company... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2015 14:45 - 15:45
Room 3

17:30

EF7: Demo Demo Demo
Want to see some of the upcoming new features of EF7 in action? We'll spend this session looking at code and running demos to see EF7 inASP.NET 5 apps and the K (DNX) runtime, apps that target Azure Table Storage, play some games on Windows Phone and Windows Store apps and debug through some of the new API features. No slides, all code.

Speakers
avatar for Julie Lerman

Julie Lerman

Software Coach, The Data Farm
Julie Lerman is a Microsoft Regional Director, Docker Captain and a long-time Microsoft MVP who now counts her years as a coder in decades. She makes her living as a coach and consultant to software teams around the world. You can find Julie presenting on Data Access (including Microsoft's... Read More →


Wednesday May 13, 2015 17:30 - 18:30
Room 1