Tulsa TechFest 2015
Jeff Bramwell, Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP, Director of Enterprise Architecture, Farm Credit Services of America
Jeff Bramwell is Director of Enterprise Architecture with Farm Credit Services of America. He has over 20 years of software development experience and strives to follow the mantra of start simple and work your way up from there. He has been working with .NET technologies since the early pre-release days (mid 2000) and taught C# at a local university for three years. Having focused on Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server for the past few years, Jeff co-leads the Omaha ALM User Group and has presented on Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server at the multiple user groups and conferences. Jeff is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and, as time permits, answers Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server questions in the MSDN forums and makes every attempt to post useful information on his blog at
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Adventures in Enterprise Architecture
As the size of your development shop and organization grows, being able to align the needs of the business with technology grows ever-important. Having been involved with our company's Enterprise Architecture practice since the early days of its inception I have had the opportunity to grow with the team, which I now lead, and have seen what works - and what doesn't - for our organization. Regardless of whether you are part of a small startup shop or a 20,000 employee organization, there is a need for a focus on Enterprise Architecture. Check out this session for some insights of lessons learned - some easier than others! - as we have grown our Enterprise Architecture team from a team of one to a team of eight.
Building Projects with Microsoft's Latest Build Technology
With Team Foundation Server 2015 and Visual Studio Online, Microsoft has made available a brand new build technology. This new build technology promises to be simpler to implement and maintain than Microsoft's previous attempts at automating builds. Rather than dealing with complex XML and/or XAML you simply "compose" build definitions by dragging-and-dropping the build activities you need for your specific implementation. The build agents are also must easier to scale and keep up to date than previous build agents. If you are ready to move away from the complexity of XAML-based build definitions (who isn't?!) then you will definitely want to attend this session.