Microsoft releases Visual Studio Scrum Templates 1.0 for TFS

Microsoft has released a new Scrum process template for TFS 2010, their first process template since Agile and CMMI in TFS 2005.  It’s completely new, and is supposed to follow the Scrum methodology from top to bottom:
So, why a new template?  Scrum has become one of the dominant project management methodologies in recent years and is quickly becoming a default choice for new teams as well as teams looking to improve their existing processes.  While the MSF Agile template can be used effectively by Scrum teams, we found that there was strong demand for a prescriptive Scrum template – a template that follows the Scrum methodology from top to bottom that uses Scrum terminology throughout. 

Speaking at Aug 10 2010 Pgh .NET, with swag!

Five great sessions this time (#1 is sure to be the best, though).  This will be my first talk as a Technical Evangelist for ComponentOne.  And, I'm bringing C1 swag.  

 August PGHDOTNET Meeting – 5 Guys with Code (plus Swag-a-palooza)

 Tuesday, August 10th, 2010
 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
 Microsoft Offices, 30 Isabella St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212
 Registration details :
Join us for a fun-filled evening as 5 developers present for 15 minutes on a topic of their choice.  In between each session we'll be giving away all sorts of swag.  This is the can't-miss event of the year!!
Session 1
  A Quick Look at the new SQL CE Engine
  Rich Dudley
Session 2
  Layout Controls for XAML
  John Hidey
Session 3
  jQuery Code Snippets in Visual Studio 2010
  David Hoerster
Session 4
  Bowling for TDD
  Eric Kepes
Session 5
  Table Value Parameters with SQL Server 2008 and Microsoft .NET

  John Sterrett