Managing the Application Lifecycle with MSDN

Are you getting the most value from your MSDN subscription? Maybe not! Join us for a close look at how to do just that, including using your Microsoft Azure benefits to build a custom, cloud-hosted, integrated development platform (IDE), create test environments without having to wait on operations, and get free time on Azure. Plus, see how the cloud can increase your team's efficiency, by breaking time- and budget-sapping bottlenecks!

In this fast and focused course, experts Steven Borg and Dan Wood team up to highlight the increased agility and lower infrastructure costs offered by the cloud and how you can take advantage of them with MSDN. See how to create your own personalized development environment in Azure so you can code from anywhere, learn how to spin up dev and test environments with the click of a button, and get hands-on help activating your benefits. Don't miss this chance to explore Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) with MSDN.

(NOTE: Check out the free cloud benefits available through your MSDN subscription.)

Course Outline:

  • Cloud Value for Software Development
  • The Developer Workstation in the Cloud
  • Pre-Production and Test Environments in the Cloud
  • Hands-On: Try Microsoft Azure and Activate Your MSDN Cloud Benefits
Instructor Team
Steven Borg | Northwest Cadence Co-Founder and Strategist | @stevenborg

Steven Borg has been a Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) MVP since product inception in 2005, and he speaks regularly at software development, agile, and Visual Studio conferences. Steven has helped hundreds of organizations, both large and small, to improve their software development process, reduce costs, increase quality, and speed delivery dates.

Dan Wood | Northwest Cadence ALM Consultant | @nwcdan

Dan Woods has more than 20 years of experience in information technology, including extensive experience as a Senior Database Architect, Developer, and Administrator. He has authored and co-authored several books on SQL Server and the SQL language, and he is a Microsoft Certified Trainer. In addition to designing and implementing many successful Team Foundation Server (TFS) installation and custom migrations, he has consulted and trained organizations of all sizes on end-to-end ALM with Visual Studio.

Live Event Details
March 17, 2015
9–11:30am PDT
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Developers who have or are interested in an MSDN subscription

No specific skills are required, but a familiarity with software development concepts and with Visual Studio would be helpful.