QuickLearn Training at the ALM Summit 3 event

By Anthony Borton

This week QuickLearn was involved at the third annual Application Lifecycle Management Summit held on the Microsoft Corporate headquarters in Redmond.


Nick and I were both involved in delivering content and sharing our TFS knowledge and skills with attendees. Here are the two activities we presented.

Pre-conference workshop

I delivered a sold-out pre-conference workshop entitled “Managing your application lifecycle with TFS”. The workshop provided attendees with a rapid overview of many of the features of Microsoft’s ALM suite. Based on the number of questions from attendees, there was a lot of interest in the new features in TFS 2012.


Exam Cram Session

Microsoft took the opportunity to announce the brand new MCSD: Application Lifecycle Management certification at the conference. Nick and I paired up to deliver a 90 minute exam prep session to help attendees learn the best way to prepare for the three exams required for the new certification. Fortunately, both Nick and I both already have the certification so this made things a little easier.


Feedback from both activities was overwhelmingly positive and with our commitments done, we’re both just enjoying attending sessions at the conference for the rest of the week.

Managing your application lifecycle with TFS – Workshop

By quicklearnteam

QuickLearn’s MVP Anthony Borton is scheduled to teach the pre-conference hands-on workshop Managing your Application Lifecycle with TFS at next week’s ALM Summit.


This pre-conference workshop has been developed as a level 200 event to help get conference attendees up to speed with TFS and maximize their understanding of the product and its features prior to the ALM Summit kicking off.

Course Abstract

Many organizations use only part of what Microsoft Team Foundation Server (TFS) has to offer and as a result are not realizing the full range of benefits available to them. This workshop will give you a hands-on walk through of the many ways TFS can help your team realise more frequent successes with software development projects.
The workshop will start by evaluating and selecting a suitable process template for the project. We’ll work through an end to end project and examine the many capabilities of TFS that can help you start your project off on the right track and keep it there. Some of the key topics we’ll look at include:

  • Ensuring effective team communication
  • Configuring version control and enabling release management through branching
  • Maintaining quality across all parts of the project
  • Creating automated builds and seeing how we can customize the build process
  • Leveraging the out of the box reports and creating ad-hoc reports

About Anthony Borton

Anthony has designed and developer all of QuickLearn’s ALM curriculum. Anthony is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP with over 20 years’ experience in the software development and training industries. Anthony is a sought after trainer and has delivered technical training and consulting in the United States and all across the Asia Pacific region. He is a Microsoft MVP (Visual Studio ALM), a Professional Scrum Developer Trainer and a Microsoft Certified Trainer.

View all of Anthony’s upcoming training courses at QuickLearn: http://www.quicklearn.com/tfs-training.aspx