30 July 2009

VSTS: What’s in it for Me?

I just completed a presentation on “VSTS 2010: What’s in it for Me?” for the Omaha Team System User Group and Omaha .NET User Group (original post).  The venue was once again sponsored by Farm Credit Services of America and the food and give-aways were sponsored by QCI – thanks Jodi!  I haven’t reviewed the sign-in sheet yet to get the exact count but we had somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 to 60 attendees for tonight’s talk – a great turn out.

There are so many new features in VSTS 2010 that it was a challenge keeping the presentation within the time constraints of the meeting.  I managed to squeeze it into about an hour and twenty minutes.

Here’s a quick overview of the features covered in tonight’s session:

  • TFS Installation & Administration
  • Scalability Options
  • Branching and Merging Visualization
  • Gated Check-ins
  • Hierarchical Work Items
  • Query Folders
  • Excel-based Reporting
  • New TFS Reports
  • Dashboards
  • Microsoft Test and Lab Manager
    • Manual Test Runner
    • Test Lab Management
  • Unit Test Improvements
  • Historical Debugger
  • Test Impact Analysis
  • Database Features
  • Architecture
    • Layer Diagram
    • Architecture Explorer
  • New UML Diagrams
    • Activity Diagram
    • Use Case Diagram
    • Logical Class Diagram
    • Component Diagram
    • Sequence Diagram
  • Other Miscellaneous Items

As you can see, the list is pretty long.  Great stuff!  A big “THANKS” to all that attended.

If you’re interested in the PowerPoint slide deck, you can grab it here.