156 // Anthony Borton on Conducting the Trainer Train

15 February 2018 55 mins, 2248 downloads

In this episode Greg and Josh are joined by Anthony Borton and they chat about the good, bad, ugly and reward of training, what's new in TFS2018, what's not and what's gone. They also chat about VSTS Migration and the closing migration window for TFS 2017.3.

Anthony Borton

Anthony is a passionate IT professional that enjoys helping teams succeed more often. His focus is Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), with a specific focus on the Microsoft tools stack.

Anthony lives in Brisbane, Australia but spends much of his time traveling to different places to deliver his unique training courses and help steer software development teams in the right direction. One of his favourite applications is TripIt. Without it, he would never keep track of his travel plans. Tripit tells us Anthony has traveled over 1.25 million kilometers in just the past 4 years!

As someone that focuses on Microsoft technologies, he has achieved a number of Microsoft certifications over the years. He is a Microsoft Visual Studio ALM MVP and was first awarded back in January 2007.

Anthony completed the first ever Microsoft certification exam (001) back in 1993 plus over 60 exams since then. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer (since 1996) and has also held Microsoft shortest lived certification.

He's an experienced presenter and he has presented and worked at many technical events around the world. Here is just a list of some of them.

  • Microsoft TechEd (North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand)
  • Microsoft TechReady (North America)
  • ALM Summit/ALM Forum (North America)
  • VSLive (Redmond and New York)
  • NDC (Oslo, Norway)
  • Australian & New Zealand ALM Conferences

Finally, when he's not working, he enjoys playing with gadgets and gizmos and seeing how the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to change the world. Anthony currently has 3 x Raspberry Pi 2 devices and is working on making his home the smartest house in the neighbourhood. His wife, son and cat work on tolerating his gadgets all over the house.

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