Hello! If you're reading this you might want to know a bit about what I do. I am a Principal Technical Evangelist for Microsoft's Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management technologies. I have the pleasure of working with all of the great people who make up the product development, marketing, and field teams who work on Visual Studio's application lifecycle management capabilities. Every day we strive to help make software development and testing teams around the world more efficient at what they do best: building great software.
I have co-authored a few books on the topic, the latest of which are Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012 and Professional Team Foundation Server 2012.
I also get to co-host a weekly software development news show with my friend and co-worker Dan Fernandez. Check us out every Friday(ish), bringing you This Week on Channel 9.
I've been with Microsoft since 2002. Prior to my current role I worked on the XNA team, and before that the Visual Studio team. Before joining Microsoft I co-founded a couple of companies, including a web design company 352 Media Group. I also worked at Barr Systems for a while as a support analyst/professional services consultant, specializing in mainframe-to-PC connectivity and printing solutions (useless knowledge now, but it was fun stuff at the time!).
When I'm not working I am usually climbing something or making music.
If you want to know more, just email me.
Dcuccia, we were both very touched by your comments, thank you for sharing! It sounds like things are going well for you. We are happy to have played a small role in your journey.
Thanks everybody for the outpouring of very nice comments! We are going to miss doing the show every week but I'm sure we'll be back from time to time. You are in very good hands now with Nikola, Vlad, Jeremy, Nisha and of course Greg who has been with TWC9 since the very beginning.
I'll be tuning in every week.
@dhollon: Visual Studio Online provides you with a place to store your source code and manage your projects. I would say anecdotally that yes, the vast majority of customers I speak to are practicing some form of Scrum and using continuous integration as well. I would encourage you to check out our Get Started tutorials which detail some of the specific tasks VSO can help you with. Here's a specific topic on Continuous Deployment to Azure.
Sep 20, 2014 at 11:49 AM
@terrajobst:Immo, apparently we aren't the only ones to get confused about this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Romulan_starship#Bird-of-Prey :)
I just read about the Okudagrams, awesome.
Sep 20, 2014 at 11:38 AM
@SanjayKSharma: You're most welcome! I love the template, great idea.
Hi Patrick, thanks for watching.
Today as you probably know there is no integration between our on-premises Release Management solution and Visual Studio Online. If you want to use Visual Studio Online but still take advantage of Release Management on premises, I have seen some customers set up integration bridges between the two. This is fairly straightforward to do if you are using Git. So for example you would do your day-to-day work in VSO, then set up a mirror between the VSO Git repo and an on-premises TFS server's Git repo. You could then check into VSO, mirror your changes to TFS, trigger a build, and have RM deploy it.
In a scenario such as this you would be required to have user licenses for VSO and TFS, as well as a TFS server license, and the appropriate Release Management deployment licenses. If you already have MSDN Subscriptions then this would cover you for the user licenses and TFS server license. If you had VS Ultimate licenses this would also grant you an allocation of Release Management deployment licenses.
Feel free to keep the Channel 9 conversation going if I didn't fully answer your question, although I also wanted to point you at the Visual Studio Licensing Whitepaper which might be helpful.
@the deaf guy:Sorry for the delay, Robert is on a hiking trip and I just noticed your comment. I have asked the Channel 9 team if they can transcribe this one and it's in the queue. Usually it takes 3-4 days but since Monday is a holiday in the US it might be a bit longer than usual.
Jul 19, 2014 at 8:07 AM
Larry, are you suggesting that a horse isn't just a big dog?
May 30, 2014 at 9:08 PM
@wp7dev007: Nope, this show has always been a news/highlights show. You can read the description of the show here. We try to be concise (10-15 minutes per episode) and give our viewers a very broad look across topics they might be interested in going deeper into. To go deeper into any given topic you can click the relevant links in the show notes above.