Chicago VSTS user group

Brian Harry

Clark Sell sent me the following announcement and asked me to publicize it.  I’m always happy to help bring attention to new and growing VSTS user groups.


Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team System is the best integrated software development platform to build the mission-critical applications that businesses depend on. It extends Visual Studio’s integrated and productive experience from the developer to the entire development team by delivering powerful new role-based tools for software architects, developers, testers and project managers.  It also includes an integrated team server and customizable processes to help teams drive predictability, visibility, and control into their software development process. 


Join us each month for new topics including how the different role based editions can help your team to finish your projects on time, on scope and on budget, dive into the many features included in the powerful and robust Team Foundation Server product, or speak to one of the many partners who have extended the platform to enable continuous integration scenarios, integrate into Microsoft outlook, even an Eclipse plug-in! 


Agenda for May 9th meeting:

6:00pm – 6:30pm Welcome, Introductions and Pizza

6:30pm – 8:30pm Clark Sell Presents MSBuild and CI using TFS

8:30pm – 9:00pm Q&A, Raffle and Wrap Up


Presenter Bio:

Clark Sell is a Senior Consultant and Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) Ranger for the Financial Services practice of Microsoft Services.   He has 8 years experience as architect, developer, tester, and product manager in the software industry, specifically focused on Financial Services customers and software.  In this capacity, his primary focus is Visual Studio Team System.  Prior to joining Microsoft in 2005, Clark was a Software Architect at Allstate Insurance Company.  You can read his blog at Clark is a graduate of Western Illinois University.


Be sure to bring your Smart card badge from the April meeting to qualify for special prizes!  We will be issuing smart cards in May to new members while supplies last.


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