Posts Tagged - Release Management

Two Visual Studio DevOps courses to choose from

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With the recent launch of our new Build and Release Management using TFS 2015 course, I thought it timely to offer clarity in terms of the relationship between two similar courses. Simply stated, the Build and Release Management using TFS 2015 2-day course is a subset of the 3-day DevOps using Visual Studio TFS 2015 course.

The rationale behind having a 2-day course is that it suits attendees wanting to focus just on the new Build and Release Management (vNext) parts of TFS 2015 and Visual Studio Team Services. As a 2-day course it takes you out of the office for less time and the cost is less than a 3-day course.

For people wanting a little more in the DevOps area, the 3-day course covers everything in the 2-day course and adds additional topics including PowerShell, DSC and Application Insights.

To see more clearly what the differences are, download this one page PDF – Which DevOps course?

If you’re interested in attending either of these courses, we have them running in Australia, New Zealand and the United States. To find out more just AskShane.

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Application Innovation Day – New Zealand


The inaugural Application Innovation Day roadshow is kicking off in Wellington and Auckland in just a couple of weeks.

Register and come along to this free one-day event exploring cross-platform DevOps with Visual Studio. Learn how you can transition your software development approach to deliver higher business value in less time.

See presentations from industry experts from Microsoft, Equinox IT, Wild Strait and Enhance ALM. I’ll be there providing a range of demonstrations on the latest tools and how they can drive success more frequently for your projects.


8:30am – 5:00pm

Monday 29 February 2016

Cliftons Wellington

Level 28, The Majestic Centre, 100 Willis Street


8:30am – 5:00pm

Wednesday 2 March 2016

Cliftons Auckland

Level 4, 45 Queen Street

I hope to see you there.

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Application Insights Training

Application Insights DashboardOver the past few months I have been very impressed with the Application Insights feature in Visual Studio Online. I was so impressed I have presented talks to three user groups in Australia all about the feature to share my enthusiasm with the local community.

To help people get started using this feature, I have made it part of the newest course I have developed and announced at the ALM Forum in Seattle this week.

Build, Release and Monitor software using Visual Studio 2013

This 3-day course is an introductory (Level 200) look at the following three technologies and how you can best use them to improve your processes.

  1. Team Build
    • Release Management for Visual Studio 2013
      • Application Insights</ol> The course is available as a closed course, onsite course or through our public schedules in Australia and the United States.

      You can download the course outline (PDF) to find out more about what’s in the course. To find out about upcoming dates or to register, contact and be sure to follow @ALMShane for upcoming news about a more advanced course.

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