For those of you working in a DevOps-related role, you may be interested in the following FREE online training events and resources to learn more about what's new in our latest release of Visual Studio. All of the resources in this article are free to attend, so be sure to share with your teammates or anyone who may be interested in your community!
Do you own Visual Studio Ultimate? If so, the launch of Visual Studio 2013 has given you a great amount of new capabilities that you can leverage in your efforts. Visual Studio Ultimate represents the very best that Visual Studio has to offer. Created for enterprise-class development, Visual Studio Ultimate with MSDN helps your team handle demanding requirements like high availability, performance, scale, and complexity. It provides advanced tools and all the software, services, and resources you need to be productive and build high-quality applications. With the launch of Visual Studio 2013, the capabilities in Visual Studio Ultimate are expanded even further. During this session, we will show you all of the primary new capabilities that are included in Visual Studio Ultimate 2013, including Code Lens, Code Map, Release Management, and more.
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In addition to the training events above, also check out these free on-demand resources on Visual Studio 2013!
Visual Studio 2013 Launch
This series was recorded as a part of the Visual Studio 2013 Launch event in New York City on November 13, 2013. The series includes a Keynote from Microsoft Executives S. Somasegar, Scott Guthrie, and Brian Harry. There are over 100 short videos available to help you understand all the new capabilities.
What is new in Visual Studio 2013
Whether you develop using C#, XAML, HTML, or Visual Basic, this series is for you. Four one-hour videos focus on some of the key new features, addressed individually so that you can tune in to the specific tools that will help you develop more quickly and easily.
Software Testing with Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server
Watch this Jump Start to improve how your team manages test coverage to better mitigate issues throughout your organization's development process. Although this video series was delivered using Visual Studio 2012, the fundamentals are still applicable no matter what version of Visual Studio you are using.
Team Foundation Server Administration
Learn how to make Team Foundation Server (TFS) better serve your team processes and the ways you communicate. For the person who sets up and customizes TFS infrastructure, you will learn how to better define the types of work items available and their attributes to fully leverage the TFS platform for application lifecycle management (ALM).
Visual Studio Online Overview
Six short videos (5-minutes or less) to help you understand Visual Studio Online and how it can benefit your development efforts.
Whether you are in production or development Application Insights for Visual Studio Online offers a set of developer services to give you actionable insight into the availability, performance and usage of your application.
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Keith Mayer is a Senior Technical Architect at Microsoft, focused on helping ISV partners leverage the Azure cloud platform. Keith has over 20 years of experience as a technical leader of complex IT projects, in diverse roles, such as Network Engineer, IT Manager, Technical Instructor and Consultant. He has consulted and trained thousands of customers and partners worldwide on design of enterprise technology solutions.
Keith is currently certified on several Microsoft technologies, including Azure, Private Cloud, System Center, Hyper-V, Windows, Windows Server, SharePoint, SQL Server and Exchange. He also holds other industry certifications from VMware, IBM, Cisco, Citrix, HP, CheckPoint, CompTIA and Interwoven.
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