Register to attend the Microsoft MVP Virtual Conference

Hi All – I wanted to let you know about a great free event that Microsoft and the MVPs are putting on, May 14th & 15th.  Join Microsoft MVPs from the Americas’ region as they share their knowledge and real-world expertise during a free event, the MVP Virtual Conference.

The MVP Virtual Conference will showcase 95 sessions of content for IT Pros, Developers and Consumer experts designed to help you navigate life in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.  Microsoft’s Corporate Vice President of Developer Platform, Steve Guggenheimer, will be on hand to deliver the opening Key Note Address.

Why attend MVP V-Conf? The conference will have 5 tracks, IT Pro English, Dev English, Consumer English, Portuguese mixed sessions & Spanish mixed sessions, there is something for everyone!

Come learn from the best and brightest in the tech world today. All of the sessions will all be delivered by the Americas’ Region Microsoft MVPs. These MVPs are experts who present at premiere conferences, independent community events and local user groups all over the globe.

This is a technical conference focused on helping attendees to learn and develop skills for everything from everyday technical work to wackier weekend projects. Whether it is on the IT Pro, Dev or Consumer side of things, you can bet that the content of MVP V-Conf will be cutting edge, exciting and relevant.

Be sure to register quickly to hold your spot and tell your friends & colleagues.

The conference will be widely covered on social media, you can join the conversation by following @MVPAward and using the hashtag #MVPvConf.

Register now and feel the power of community!


Managing distributed, part-time and virtual teams – Part 1 … Normali[s|z]ed estimations?

Managing distributed, part-time and virtual teams – Part 1 … Normali[s|z]ed estimations?

Good reading about real experience of managing ALM Rangers teams

Agile vs Scrum Process Templates in Team Foundation Server

Agile vs Scrum Process Templates in Team Foundation Server

I would mostly agree with Martin’s conclusion…

Just got ALM Ranger “933>| (Geek) champion” award again

It’s pleasure to have it second year in a row. My congratulations to all the Visual Studio ALM Ranger 2014 Champions‎!

Visual Studio 2013 ALM Virtual Machine gets more power

As per Brian Keller’s message, the Visual Studio 2013 ALM Virtual Machine was recently upgraded to include the sample content and hands-on-labs / demo scripts which were previously introduced for Visual Studio 2010 and 2012 capabilities. This brings the total number of hands-on-labs and demo scripts which work with this VM to 24.

He also used this opportunity to address some fit-and-finish feedback we received on the initial release of the 2013 ALM VM, so it should be a nice improvement all around. As a reminder you can find the full list of ALM virtual machines here.

Multithreading In C# 5.0 Cookbook

Multithreading In C# 5.0 Cookbook

New book by my friend and MVP colleague Eugene Agafonov. Worth to buy just for $5.00

RTM Version of Visual Studio 2013 ALM Virtual Machine

Brian Keller posted new updated version of famous Visual Studio ALM virtual machine. This machine now contains RTM version of Visual Studio 2013, TFS and Release Management. As usual, there are hands-on-labs / demo scripts as well. You can download it from:

You can also find a consolidated list of all of the ALM virtual machines here: