Another great panel discussion from TechEd 2007! Carl and Richard talk to a panel of experts about various topics around VSTS and team development focusing on team challenges.
Mike Azocar is a Microsoft Solutions Architect for Sogeti Houston. Mike has been in the software game for over 14 years. He also has the distinction of being one of the few Microsoft Certified Professionals whose only certification comes from a test that he helped to author (Exam 70-510). Mike evangelizes Visual Studio Team System and works closely with both the Microsoft Houston office and the VSTS Product Team in Redmond. Recently, Mike competed (and lost) the Speaker Idol competition and presented a Chalk Talk session on Process Templates at Tech Ed 2007 in Orlando. Mike's blog can be found at
Steven Borg is the founder of Northwest Cadence, a Gold Certified Microsoft Partner focused on Visual Studio Team System. He was selected as a VSTS MVP in the first round back in 2005, and has been a Team System MVP even since. He's little `a' agile, and big on understanding what makes successful development teams tick. If you're coming out to TechEd, be sure to head out a day early for his pre-con covering 5 ways real companies have gotten the most out of Team System. Visit his blog at http://blog.nwcadence.com to learn more!
Joel Semeniuk is a founder of
Imaginet Resources Corp.
, a Canadian based Microsoft Gold Partner. Currently, Joel is also serving as an Executive VP at
in charge of the
Agile Project Management Division
. He is also a Microsoft Regional Director and MVP Microsoft ALM and has a degree in Computer Science. With over 18 years of experience, Joel specializes in helping organizations around the world realize their potential through maturing their software development and information technology practices. Joel is passionate about Application Lifecycle Management tooling, techniques, and mindsets and regularly speaks at conferences around the world on a wide range of ALM topics. Joel is also the co-author of
Managing Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System
published by Microsoft Press as well as dozens of other articles for popular trade magazines.
Doug Seven is a Senior Product Manager for Visual Studio. For the past three years Doug has focused on tools enabling application lifecycle management (ALM), including Visual Studio Team System and Team Foundation Server. Doug Joined Microsoft ten years ago. With a colleague from Microsoft, Doug left and create DotNetJunkies.com and SqlJunkies.com and spent the next five years evangelizing ASP.NET and the .NET Framework. Five years ago Doug rejoined Microsoft as a Development Lead in Microsoft.com where he helped his team implement Team System and an ALM solution. Now Doug is using that experience to help define the next set of tools from Microsoft to enable team collaboration and productivity.
Links from the Show
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