Adopt & Embrace Microsoft Teams

A Manager's Guide to Communication, Collaboration, and Coordination with Microsoft Teams

Adopt & Embrace Microsoft Teams

A book about Microsoft Teams specifically for Executives, Managers, and Team Leaders. Authored by Microsoft's 2018 Global Partner of the Year - Adopt & Embrace.

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Planning for Adoption and Governance

Planning for Adoption and Governance

Microsoft SharePoint 2013 Planning for Adoption and Governance

Deliver a successful SharePoint solution to your organization Take control of the complex requirements for delivering a SharePoint 2013 solution to your organization. Led by a SharePoint MVP specializing in SharePoint service delivery, you’ll learn proven methods to help you prepare for a smooth adoption and governance process throughout the enterprise. This guide is ideal for IT professionals, including service delivery managers, project and program managers, and business analysts. Discover how to: Align your SharePoint solution with organizational goals and business priorities Engage executive sponsors, stakeholders, and SharePoint champions Provide detailed plans and schedules for an effective, structured delivery Build a team with appropriate roles to match delivery requirements Prepare user adoption, training, and communication plans, with clear business rules and policies Plan ongoing platform governance, service releases, and solution maintenance Build effective customer service models and provide SharePoint support

Project-Based Organizing and Strategic Management

Project-Based Organizing and Strategic Management

Facilitates discussion about project-based organizations (PBOs) and how they increasingly pervade business dimensions, from R&D and new product development, to the production of complex capital goods and implementation of organizational change across very different industries such as management consulting, engineering or entertainment.

Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System

Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System

Software Engineering with Microsoft Visual Studio Team System is written for any software team that is considering running a software project using Visual Studio Team System (VSTS), or evaluating modern software development practices for its use. It is about the value-up paradigm of software development, which forms the basis of VSTS: its guiding ideas, why they are presented in certain ways, and how they fit into the process of managing the software lifecycle. This book is the next best thing to having an onsite coach who can lead the team through a consistent set of processes. Sam Guckenheimer has been the chief customer advocate for VSTS, responsible for its end-to-end external design. He has written this book as a framework for thinking about software projects in a way that can be directly tooled by VSTS. It presents essential theory and practical examples to describe a realistic process for IT projects. Readers will learn what they need to know to get started with VSTS, including The role of the value-up paradigm (versus work-down) in the software development lifecycle, and the meanings and importance of “flow” The use of MSF for Agile Software Development and MSF for CMMI Process Improvement Work items for planning and managing backlog in VSTS Multidimensional, daily metrics to maintain project flow and enable estimation Creating requirements using personas and scenarios Project management with iterations, trustworthy transparency, and friction-free metrics Architectural design using a value-up view, service-oriented architecture, constraints, and qualities of service Development with unit tests, code coverage, profiling, and build automation Testing for customer value with scenarios, qualities of service, configurations, data, exploration, and metrics Effective bug reporting and bug assessment Troubleshooting a project: recognizing and correcting common pitfalls and antipatterns This is a book that any team using or considering VSTS should read.

Breaking Windows

How Bill Gates Fumbled the Future of Microsoft

Breaking Windows

Profiles the people who executed Bill Gates' plan to establish a monopoly by creating a new kind of business organism, and how they are dealing with the limits of Microsoft's growth and their own mid-life crises.

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012

Adopting Agile Software Practices: From Backlog to Continuous Feedback

Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012

Use Visual Studio® Team Foundation Server 2012 and Agile Methods to Deliver Higher Value Software Faster This is the definitive guide to applying agile development and modern software engineering practices with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012—Microsoft’s complementary Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform. Written by the Microsoft Visual Studio product owner and a long-time Team Foundation Server implementation specialist, it focuses on solving real development challenges, systematically eliminating waste, improving transparency, and delivering better software more quickly and painlessly. Coverage includes • Accelerating the “flow of value” to customers, with a transparent backlog, PowerPoint Storyboarding, VS 2012 feedback requests, and a “usability lab” right into your customers’ hands • Driving quality upstream to uncover hidden architectural patterns, ensure cleaner code, fix multiple recurring “cloned” bugs at once, ensure the definition of done with continuous integration and deployment in a reliable build process • Eliminating “no repro” bugs with VS 2012’s six powerful mechanisms for more accurate fault identification and use of virtualized test environments • Using Scrum or other Agile methods with Process Templates effectively across distributed teams in large organization by automating burndowns and dashboards to identify “early warning signals” of emerging problems with quality or maintainability • Staying in the groove by storing the state of your work and environment with shelvesets, to let you handle interruptions smoothly • Leveraging VS 2012’s new support for multiple Microsoft and open source unit testing frameworks in your IDE and continuous integration pipeline • Performing exploratory testing to uncover bugs in surprising places and testing immersive Windows 8 apps • Rapidly improving team development and collaboration with the hosted Team Foundation Service Whatever your development role, this book will help you apply modern software development practices using Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2012 to focus on what really matters: building soft­ware that begins delivering exceptional value sooner and keeps delighting customers far into the future.

Pro BizTalk 2006

Pro BizTalk 2006

Written by a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and a Certified Solutions Developer Based on the needs of the BizTalk developer community Includes examples of real-world implementations

Pro SQL Server Reporting Services

Pro SQL Server Reporting Services

* Especially applicable to readers in the US medical sector. * Supported and technically validated by the MS team. * SSRS will attract companies looking for a low-cost business reporting utility.