Ed Blankenship

Hi! I'm a Product Manager for the Team Foundation Service and Visual Studio ALM on the Developer Tools Marketing team. I was previously a Program Manager for Visual Studio India and the Test & Lab Management (Visual Studio ALM) and the Product Owner for the Lab Management scenarios._x000D_ _x000D_ 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._x000D_ _x000D_ I was voted as the Microsoft MVP of the Year (Visual Studio ALM, TFS) for 2010 by fellow MVPs which has been a great honour in my career to have been selected by my peers for the award._x000D_ _x000D_ 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._x000D_ _x000D_ 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._x000D_ _x000D_ I am the lead author of the Wrox Professional Team Foundation Server 2012 and Wrox Professional Team Foundation Server 2010 books, have been a technical editor for the Wrox 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.