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Pretty excited to launch a new project at Microsoft:  the Microsoft Engineering Stories series where we are sharing stories about how we build software at Microsoft.  Our first story is about how one of our divisions went from a three-year release cycle to a three-week release cycle across thousands of engineers.

For those who don't like to read :), there are short videos that help tell the story straight from the engineers on the team.

http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/stories/scaling-agile-across-the-enterprise/

Microsoft Engineering Stories:  http://aka.ms/EngineeringStories
Visual Studio's Aaron Bjork takes us behind the scenes of Building 18's transformation from waterfall to agile. Watch stories and learn more about rethinking work, scaling change across the Microsoft enterprise, and eating your own dog food.
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Mr Ed Blankenship i think  God is gave good things but your make expensive  to social  and how to social  buy one software 300 to 8000 but isn't  going buy airplane  or ship but  it is software  and human beings is between poor and rich  and if your own want rich but other social to want like you rich but  your stop infront of social  because how to social buy  and create software like you  and Fear  God  and one time create isn't  rich  but rich is step by step become rich and your hungry person becuase you take alot money from social  and please drop price  and world today 8 billion  but all they want developed  but can't only by yourself  and why is tie software to make expisive  and how to social create new software feed byhimself  please make price cheap or price drope 
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Helping software development teams plan, manage, track, design, develop, and test applications with Visual Studio ALM and Team Foundation Server more successfully.
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Are you Evaluating Visual Studio Online?  Read this Important Update
  Visual Studio Online is Microsoft’s cloud based application lifecycle management service.  It replaces what used to be called Team Foundation Service and provides source code control, t...
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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
Track Description and breakout sessions for the Practices of DevOps track
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The Ramblings of Two Microsoft Software Developers and Visual Studio ALM Guys
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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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Sweet new guidance our by our own Ed Blankenship: http://spr.ly/6266gL1u - Visual Studio Online Guidance for Consulting Teams and Systems Integrators
Helping software development teams plan, manage, track, design, develop, and test applications with Visual Studio ALM and Team Foundation Server more successfully.
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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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Check out Paul's video series on Using Git and Visual Studio Online - Part 1 of 4.
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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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