ALM with Visual Studio 2010

picture of Pieter Gheysens Pieter Gheysens
Founder of Sparkles
MVP Visual Studio ALM


This 3 day training will give you a detailed overview of the new Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) features that are included inside the latest release of Visual Studio 2010. The release of Visual Studio 2010 is a true platform for productive, integrated, and extensible software development lifecycle tools that helps software teams by improving communication and collaboration throughout the software development process. With the new licensing model and the Team Foundation Server 2010 Basic Installation, small development team will also benefit greatly from the integrated team development experience: Version Control, Work Item Management and Build Automation. Larger enterprises may also need to use the advanced reporting and collaboration features of Team Foundation Server 2010, based on SQL Reporting Services and Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) or Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS).

Releasing software applications into a production environment isn’t anymore all about writing code, but much more. A lot of different stakeholders (business analyst, architect, developer, tester, database administrator, IT professional, …) are now closely involved in the software development process and need integrated tools to collaborate. Today, much of application development remains isolated throughout the enterprise, leading to decreased productivity and lengthy product development cycles. With Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010, Microsoft is taking the next step forward in giving individuals and development organizations an advanced solution that enables them to integrate effectively and build and deliver high-quality applications. This includes new capabilities that make it easier for all contributors on the software team to participate throughout the life cycle — from the core developers and testers to the wider team of project managers, designers and business analysts.


The training is a mix of theory and practical implementation, based on best practices and personal experiences of the teacher. Attendees will also need to perform some hands-on exercises to get familiar with the product suite.


Pieter Gheysens is the founder of Sparkles and focuses as a MVP Visual Studio ALM and Certified Scrum Master on Application Lifecycle Management solutions for the Microsoft .NET Development Platform based on Team Foundation Server. During the last 10 years, Pieter has been involved in many large enterprise development projects as a developer, team lead and software architect. He's passionate about setting up the optimal team development environment to deliver high quality software and strives to get the best out of people, tools and processes. You can read about his experiences at Since a few years now, Pieter is the User Group Lead for the Belgian Visual Studio User Group which organizes many free technical community events with local and international speakers.


Online registration

Date & Location

December 5-7, 2011 (Three days)

Belgium (TBD)

Target Audience

Any experienced stakeholder in the software development process will benefit from the training. Some exposure to the basics of software development concepts is helpful.


The cost for this 3 day Training Class is 1200,- euro (taxes not included)

This training may also be organized on-site. The cost for this 3 day on-site Training Class is 3500,- euro (taxes not included) for a group of maximum 10 people.

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