9 06, 2016

Steven Borg Worldwide Partner Conference Session: DevOps – two sides of the same coin

By | 2016-06-09T14:20:18+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, Company, DevOps|0 Comments

2016 Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference (WPC) is a high-impact annual conference for business and channel leaders across the globe. Steven Borg, Northwest Cadence Strategist and Co-Founder, has been asked to speak at WPC 2016 on an exciting topic – DevOps and the Cloud. If you plan to attend WPC 2016, you won’t want to miss [...]

9 06, 2016

New edX Course Available: Intro. to DevOps

By | 2016-06-09T13:04:16+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), DevOps|0 Comments

6,223 students have already registered for this course! This course is free to attend and is delivered by DevOps experts from Northwest Cadence and Microsoft. Northwest Cadence and Microsoft are excited to bring you a brand new edX* course: Introduction to DevOps. During this course you will learn how to make your application lifecycle faster and [...]

9 06, 2016

Dev/Test in the Cloud

By | 2016-06-09T11:27:45+00:00 June 9th, 2016|Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, DevOps, Software Testing|0 Comments

Northwest Cadence enjoyed partnering with Microsoft to create and deliver virtual training sessions on DevOps. We are so excited to be able to share these sessions with you for your on-demand viewing! Why Dev/Test in the Cloud? Join Rodrigo de Carvalho, Microsoft Product Marketing Manager, and Steven Borg, Northwest Cadence Co-Founder and Strategist, for these [...]

7 06, 2016

Northwest Cadence recognized as a finalist for 2016 Microsoft Developer Platform Partner of the Year Award

By | 2016-06-07T11:08:08+00:00 June 7th, 2016|Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Company, Process|0 Comments

Bellevue, WA— May 31, 2016 — Northwest Cadence announced they have been named a finalist in the 2016 Microsoft Developer Platform Award Category. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology. Awards were presented in several categories, with winners [...]

25 05, 2016

How I Discovered Open Source Support in TFS / VSTS!

By | 2016-05-25T08:45:45+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, Source Control Management, Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2015 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team Foundation Service|0 Comments

I've always been attracted to the new and shiny. In August of 1995 MICROSOFT introduced Windows 95 to the world. With a radically new UI design, an amazing vision of how 32-bit apps should play together, and an aggressive marketing campaign to increase the consumer awareness of Windows (At the time, only 3-4% of the [...]

17 05, 2016

Microsoft Pinpoint Refresh: Customer search tool for MS Partners

By | 2016-05-17T13:41:16+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, Company, Kanban|0 Comments

We were excited to learn that Microsoft is restructuring Pinpoint to build a more integrated and comprehensive online tool that will help Microsoft partners connect with customers. The new site enhancements will be unfolding soon! In the meantime, Northwest Cadence wants to thank all of you who have taken the time to provide real, candid [...]

28 04, 2016

VSTS/TFS REST API: The basics and working with builds and releases

By | 2016-04-28T13:07:31+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Release Management, Visual Studio 2015 Team Foundation Server|11 Comments

Microsoft has released documentation for the VSTS/TFS REST API as of a couple of months ago, and we’re really excited for the opportunities that the REST API brings for VSTS and TFS. Why? Previously, you could use the Client Object Model and the API to interact with TFS. Now, you can interact with VSTS and TFS [...]

6 04, 2016

DevOps and The Art of the Possible

By | 2016-04-06T08:42:23+00:00 April 6th, 2016|DevOps|0 Comments

Last night (my time) I watched the keynote of the BUILD 2016 conference in San Francisco. I was mind blown – holograms, bots, cognitive digital assistants that understand language – and let’s not forget Ubuntu on Windows! We’ve been saying (for quite a long time now) that it’s a new Microsoft – and BUILD certainly [...]

4 04, 2016

Northwest Cadence and Azure App Service Drive Major Productivity and Quality Gains for Enterprise Software Teams

By | 2016-04-04T12:52:39+00:00 April 4th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure|0 Comments

Northwest Cadence was honored to be a featured Microsoft Customer Story based on some of our experiences with Microsoft Azure App Service. Excerpt from original Microsoft article on January 19, 2016- Microsoft Azure App Service’s scalable infrastructure and simple user interface was the catalyst that allowed Northwest Cadence, a dedicated Microsoft Partner of nine years, [...]

7 03, 2016

Hack Your Agility: Rethink How You're Using Story Points

By | 2016-03-07T10:34:47+00:00 March 7th, 2016|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Hack Your Agility, Kanban, Lean, Scrum|0 Comments

Do you use story points for scheduling? Are your story points associated with effort?  Does your management hold you to a schedule that you created using story points estimating? As we work with customers and help them move from traditional development practices to agile practices (whether Scrum, kanban, or other agile practices), we find that [...]