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Ed Blankenship
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Sweet new guidance our by our own Ed Blankenship: http://spr.ly/6266gL1u - Visual Studio Online Guidance for Consulting Teams and Systems Integrators
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Today was a great first experience for me of photographing the cherry blossoms at the University of Washington.

#UW   #universityofwashington   #spring2014   #seattle   #cherryblossoms  
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Our Ship-It awards for Visual Studio Online have arrived!
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I had someone ask me about how their iOS and Xcode developers could contribute on their projects with Visual Studio Online:

http://launch.visualstudio.com/eng/sessions/details?SessionProfile=1810&TrackProfile=1800

#VisualStudio   #VisualStudioOnline   #ios   #xcode  
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Going to be speaking at the ALM Forum in Seattle - see you there!  http://www.alm-forum.com/s14/pr_devops#s7
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Brian has some additional information on the Visual Studio Online Early Adopter program as well as some news for those who want an opportunity to export their data to an on-premises Team Foundation Server:  http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2014/02/21/vs-online-early-adopter-program-extended-to-may-7-2014.aspx
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Work
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Product Manager / Software Developer
Employment
  • Microsoft
    Product Manager, Visual Studio ALM, 2013 - present
    Team Foundation Service Visual Studio ALM
  • Microsoft
    Program Manager, Visual Studio Test & Lab Management (ALM & TFS), 2012 - 2013
  • Imaginet (formerly Notion Solutions)
    ALM Practice Technical Lead & Consultant, 2009 - 2012
  • Infragistics
    Release Engineering Manager, 2006 - 2009
  • Sogeti
    Senior ALM Consultant, 2006 - 2006
  • Clinics of North Texas
    Systems Analyst / Programmer, 2005 - 2006
  • US Navy
    2002 - 2005
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Product Manager at Microsoft -Visual Studio Online & ALM, Author, and Former Microsoft MVP (TFS)
Introduction

I am a Product Manager at Microsoft for Visual Studio Online and Visual Studio ALM on the Developer Tools Marketing team.  I was previously a Program Manager at Microsoft for Visual Studio India for Test & Lab Management (Visual Studio ALM) and the Product Owner for the Lab Management scenarios.

Before joining Microsoft, I was the ALM/TFS Practice Technical Lead with Imaginet (formerly Notion Solutions) and an Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Consultant. My expertise is in the Microsoft Visual Studio ALM toolset and Team Foundation Server in which I have been actively using, managing, and implementing for nearly eight years since the beginning of those products in 2005. I have been awarded since 2008 as a Microsoft MVP in Visual Studio ALM, Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Team System until joining Microsoft in 2012.

I was voted as the Microsoft MVP of the Year (Visual Studio ALM, TFS) in 2010 by fellow MVPs which has been a great honor in my career to have been selected by my peers for the award.

As an ALM Consultant, I assisted organizations with improving their development lifecycle by suggesting improvements to their processes and implementing Application Lifecycle Management tools to assist with that improvement. By using Visual Studio ALM and Team Foundation Server, customers can immediately see value from their improvements.

I was previously the Release Engineering Manager at Infragistics where I led a multi-year TFS & Visual Studio Team System implementation to improve the development process lifecycle.

I am the author of the Wrox Professional Team Foundation Server 2013Wrox Professional Team Foundation Server 2012, and Wrox Professional Team Foundation Server 2010 books, have been a technical editor for the Wrox Application Lifecycle Management, Silverlight 1.0, Silverlight 2 Developer's Guide, Silverlight 3 Programmer's Reference, and Silverlight 2 Bible books, author of numerous articles, and have spoken at various user groups, events, radio shows, and conferences including Microsoft TechEd.

You can find out more information about me at the following sites:

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Author of three technical books and awarded as Microsoft MVP of the Year by fellow colleagues
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Seattle, WA
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Charleston, SC - Burkburnett, TX - Dallas, TX - Washington, DC - Pensacola, FL - Princeton, NJ - Wichita Falls, TX
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15563 Northeast 31st Street Redmond, WA 98052
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My First MSDN Magazine Article on Visual Studio Online - Ed Squared
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Announcing Visual Studio Online - Ed Squared
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From Server to Service: How Microsoft Moved TFS to Windows Azure - Grant...
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What’s New in Visual Studio 2013 Preview - Ed Squared
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What's New in the Visual Studio 2013 Preview
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TFS 2012 Update to the Deploying Process Template Changes Build XAML - E...
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The Need I encountered a scenario today where a team need to increase the structure of their logging data. Currently, logging is unstructure

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Disable Reporting for a Team Project Collection
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This post describes how to disable reporting to the warehouse and the OLAP cube for an entire Team Project Collection.  It also discusses wh

Standard Environments for Automated Deployment and Testing
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Standard Environments in Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Server make it possible to have an automated deployment of your software to a de

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Easily and expressively capture ideas, customer feedback and feature requests. Comment using audio, video, rich text and hyperlinks

Installing TFS 2012 with Lab Management 2012
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Do you know how to install TFS 2012 with Lab Management 2012 on SQL 2012 and SCVMM 2012?