Microsoft Successfully Attracted Developers at Build 2015, But What about Testers?

SOMERVILLE, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SmartBear Software, the leader in software quality tools for the connected world, is hosting the webinar, “How Microsoft Changed Testing Forever at Build 2015,” on Tuesday, May 19, 2015. In this webinar, Nikhil Kaul, Product Manager, Testing Products at SmartBear joins Jeff Martin, Senior Engineer at SmartBear to discuss how product features rolled out as a part of Microsoft’s Build 2015, April 29 – May 1, 2015 in San Francisco, California, affect testers and numerous ways in which testers can be better prepared. They give the audience a deep dive into the Windows 10 developer platform.

“How Microsoft Changed Testing Forever at Build 2015”

WHAT:       A Webinar, “How Microsoft Changed Testing Forever at Build 2015,” Hosted By SmartBear
WHEN: Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 9:30 a.m. EDT (14:30 BST/15:30 CEST) and 1:30 p.m. EDT (10:30 a.m. PDT)
WHERE: Register at:

At Build 2015, Microsoft made numerous announcements to woo the developers. Examples include allowing developers to port extensions from Chrome over to Edge, Microsoft’s new browser and Windows 10 supporting Android and iOS apps. Microsoft’s openness to other platforms and its focus on building an ecosystem makes the process of developing Windows 10 apps easy for developers. However, given numerous integrations and cross-platform product features rolled out as a part of Build 2015, testers need to have a solid game plan to succeed.

This webinar uncovers ways to test Android and iOS apps ported for Windows 10, how add-ins for Office can alter testing plans and ways to test numerous APIs released at Build 2015. Additional topics to be discussed include analyzing the impact of Windows 10 Universal Apps, Cortana, Microsoft Edge and Continuum mode as well as understanding testing landscape changes arising due to tighter integration between Azure and Visual Studio.

Nikhil Kaul previously served Digité, leading provider of collaborative enterprise software for Agile Application Lifecycle Management, in various roles including Senior Software Executive. There, he gained crucial insights into the development, testing and application lifecycle management market. Nikhil received a master’s degree in business administration from Georgetown University. He is very involved in discussions taking place regarding Windows 10, Build 2015 and testing. His most recent thoughts can be found in Forbes and SD Times.

Jeff Martin was previously a Sales Engineer for Comindware®, a leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solutions as well as Service and Support Manager for Hamilton Thorne, Inc. He also served Avita Medical and SonaMed Corp in product management roles.

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