Optimizing Team Efficiency with Visual Studio and TFS


Software development is not easy. Managing projects and a team of developers is not easy. Visual Studio, Visual Studio Code, Team Foundation Server, and Visual Studio Team Services can help you optimize your development team efficiency, even if you don’t work exclusively on the Microsoft stack.

This session will give an overview of features in each product while focusing on those related to increasing your development team’s efficiency. From project planning, to inline enhancements from CodeLens, this session will show developers, team leads, and project managers how they technologies work together to greatly increase team efficiency and reduce wasted time. Rarely do you find a session that attracts both developers and Project Managers, but this is it! Developers come and see all the new enhancements for Visual Studio and bring your Project Managers to show them how it will increase productivity. Project Managers come see the enhancements for project management and application lifecycle management and bring your developers to show them why they need to update burn down charts!

Tim Ferro

Tim Ferro is a Microsoft MVP, Principal Architect, and Senior Developer with a specialty in SharePoint for RDA Corp living in the Philadelphia, PA area. As a professional IT consultant for over the past eleven years, he has been working almost exclusively with SharePoint for the past eight. Branching out, he was a technical editor for 3 of the You Don’t Know JS series of O’Reilly books, and is a certified Microsoft Specialist for Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3. He is a 2x Microsoft MVP for Visual Studio and Development Technologies and a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist in SharePoint 2010 for both Development and Configuration. These days he is working with Visual Studio 2017, SharePoint 2013, Office 365, .NET Core, and TypeScript. His sessions are pulled directly from real-world experience and implemented best practices at numerous clients. A frequent presenter at SharePoint Saturdays, code camps, user groups, and conferences he also likes to tweet, blog, code, and attend SharePints!