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Thursday, August 25, 2005

VSTSUG meeting details confirmed!

Cool! The first Melbourne VSTS user group meeting will be held on Thursday 29th September 2005 at the Victoria.NET headquarters (CITC building), kicking off at 5.30pm.
Head to the Melbourne VSTSUG website for details and register yourself if you are interested in attending.

At this point I would like to re-iterate my vision for these meetings.
The VSTSUG meetings are going to be informal, relaxed sessions with a group of professionals from all walks of the industry, getting together to discuss and learn more about Team System. The level of success and productivity of these sessions is going to be based on the interaction, contribution and participation of everyone involved. I don't want these sessions consisting soley of presentation after presentation with content each meeting coming from a select few, with a bit of Q&A thrown in between. I want to hear from everyone. Lets all talk about VSTS and what it means to us. What part will it play in your or your company's future? What are you passionate about? Presentations, content, discussions, all will be driven by you.
That is how I see these sessions running.

As usual, I would love to hear any feedback from anyone out there interested in what I am rambling about ;).
Looking forward to catching up with all of you at the first meeting!

Thursday, August 18, 2005

VSTSUG Website Live!

The Melbourne VSTS User Group website is up and running. Thanks to Dave for helping get that setup.
I will be adding more content over the coming weeks but it will basically have information on upcoming meetings, summary of previous meetings and no doubt, other VSTS goodies and tid bits!
If you are interested in being a part of our community, head on down and register at the website or just subscribe to the news rss feed and keep up to date with the group's going-ons.

Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Melbourne Team System User Group

I have been going through Team System functionality since last October upon initial CTP release and although lately it has'nt been my main focus, I am still very excited about the potential of the product, especially with the earmarked official release in November.
In a conversation I was having with Dave Lemphers, I proposed the idea of starting a VSTS user group in Melbourne that focuses soley on the Team System product and he is behind me all the way. Thanks Dave! :)

My idea is that the TSUG is not purely just for developers but potentially for all roles that VSTS provides functionality for e.g Project Managers, BA's, Architects, Testers etc.
Dave has held some great lunchtime sessions introducing VSTS to not only the development community, but to the "business" community that extend to all SDLC roles within a company which I think is fantastic. My vision is to extend that to form a diverse VSTS community that consists of all SDLC roles and are able to gain and share knowledge of how Team System can help them as a company colloborate more effectively on their software projects.

I would love to hear from anyone that would be interested in being a part of this.

The TSUG will be a mixture of technical material focused on the different VSTS components as well as structured business related information as in "How can we use this product/component effectively within our company?". Specific details to follow.

I am in the process of setting this up now so feel free to send me any suggestions or interests that you have.

Stay Tuned. :)