Making the transition to Agile can be challenging for even the most seasoned organization. Having good leadership and the right tools can make all the difference. Drawing on nearly two decades of experience Chad will be walking us through methods that can be used to avoid common pitfalls and using Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 as an Agile platform. In this highly interactive session, Chad will demonstrate some of the new features of TFS 2010 as they relate to Agile estimation, planning, execution and measurement. If your organization is considering a migration to Agile or the TFS 2010 platform, you are encouraged to attend.
I presenting the above topic tonight at the Wisconsin .NET User Group. Register Here!
I will also be giving the same presentation at the Madison .NET User Group on March 3rd. Register Here!
Look for a presentation in the Chicago Land area towards the end of March.
Yes it’s true! Microsoft released VS2008
informs me that Microsoft will be doing a launch party for the .NET User Group
on Dec. 11th. Sign up here
I'm very excited to hear that VS2008 will be released at the end of this month
sometime! Brad Abrams
posted a great diagram of what's included in .NET 3.5.
I just discovered that Google has a fairly impressive .NET client library
to interface with their services. Looks like you can talk to Blogger, Calendar, Spreadsheet, Code Search, Picasa and YouTube just to name a few. I'd love to be able to talk to Analytics, but I'm not sure if I can.
Channel 9 has a great behind-the-scenes look at some of the people and hardware involved with MS multi-touch. I can't help thinking of Tom Cruise in Minority Report when I watch stuff like this
That would be Charlie Calvert's Community Convergence
. A great list of links related to C#, LINQ, F#, PFX, etc.
Channel 9 has an interesting video
that gives an overview of the .NET PFX framework. PFX is a managed programming model for data parallelism, task parallelism, scheduling, and coordination on parallel hardware
. Cool stuff!
My friend Casey
just put up an article on augmented reality
which is unbelievably cool! For those of you playing Halo 3, your jaws may drop.
I presented last night at the Wisconsin .NET Users Group on an "Introduction to Grid Computing." Overall it went well but Alchemi
, the open source grid framework I was using, crashed during the demos. :( I had the audience participate in the grid and we had a 25GHz grid with about 16 nodes. It would appear from examining the log file this morning and doing some reading
, that my use of the Alchemi Console is what caused the crash. It would have been cool to see some of the demos run on a 25GHz grid...oh well maybe next time!
For those of you that are interested, the PDF of my presentation is here
. The grid demos are included in the Alchemi download and the ExcelGrid Demo is here
. If you plan to use the ExcelGrid demo, you should note that I could not get the calc.exe to work correctly and wrote my own. If you are interested in this, send me an email.
For those of you who use a dynamic DNS service (DynDNS, no-ip, etc.), I wrote a C# based updater client. The project contains a class library, console app and service. It is designed to be extended to other mechanisms for fetching the IP and reporting it to the DNS server. Right now it uses the checkip service of dynDNS and updates RegisterFly.com. Full VS2005 project and source code available here