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Building a Release Pipeline with Team Foundation Server 2012
Last week Microsoft Patterns & Practices released a new guide about release management using TFS 2012. I had the opportunity to read the guide during development and it has both great guidance, hands-on labs and concrete tooling to support the process...
Community TFS Build Extensions, September 2013 release
The latest releases of the Community TFS Build Extensions has just been released! Again new activities, improvements to the TFS Build Manager and support for the 2013 platform just in time for the TFS 2013 RC release. Get the latest bits here: https:...
Extending TFS Work Item using a web page and the WebpageControl
Have you ever wanted to add custom behavior to the TFS work item tracking system? TFS is very flexible when it comes to adding fields, rules and state transitions. But when we need more specialized behavior there is usually only one solution – to implement...
Visual Studio 2012 Update 3 (2012.3) Released
Last week the latest update to the Visual Studio 2012 family was released. This is yet another incremental update with mostly bug fixes and some forward compatibility updates for Visual Studio 2013. Read more about the update and download it here: http...
Microsoft Sommarkollo 2013 (swe)
För elfte gången håller Microsoft sommarkollo , i år i Göteborg, Stockholm och Malmö. Det är kostnadsfritt så passa på att unna dig några sessioner om de senaste trenderna och produkterna från Microsoft! Jag är glad att få vara med på evenemanget och...
Book project #2 - Pro Team Foundation Service, done!
I’m happy to share the release of the second book I’ve been involved in. This time the subject is the Team Foundation Service and how it can be used to setup a complete development infrastructure in just a couple of minutes. Oh, well, at least that’s...
Vad din app gör när du inte ser på? (swe)
- eller hur din applikation beter sig i produktion. Om ett par veckor (3/5) kör vi ett seminarium tillsammans med Informator på ovan titel, ett i mitt tycke aktuellt ämne där vi tittar på hur vi med rätt verktyg kan få kontroll över hur våra system fungerar...
ALM Rangers DevOps bug resolution using IntelliTrace Guidance Released
Yesterday the ALM Rangers released a new guidance project, this time around how to use IntelliTrace to enable better developer-operation scenarios. I’ve had the opportunity to work in this project and I recommend you take a look at what the team has put...
Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 Released
The latest update for Visual Studio 2012 was released today . The most noticeable new features from an ALM perspective are Work Item tagging Kanban board customization Web based Test Case Management Compatibility with TFS 2010 build servers Charles Sterling...
TFS + Git = True! Native support for Git is coming in TFS 2012 and Visual Studio
At the ALM Summit earlier this week Brian Harry announced that TFS will host Git repositories. This is a great step forward for cross-platform development, native Git support will make it easy to use the team platform TFS gives us without having to compromise...
Community TFS Build Extensions - January 2013 Release is out
As planned Mike Fourie published the January 2013 release of the Community TFS Build Extensions . This must-have pack of TFS build extensions has now gotten another set of new features added as well as issues fixed. Release notes The January 2013 release...
Links from “Agile Development with Visual Studio 2012”
Last week I did a presentation on agile development practices with Visual Studio 2012 together with Informator . An interested crowd turned up and they brought lots of good questions. The features around agile planning and the new development tools seemed...
Testing for Continuous Delivery with Visual Studio 2012
Microsoft Patterns and Practices just release a new "blue book”, this time covering many testing practices using Visual Studio ALM 2012 as the foundation. The book has a nice scenario-oriented approach with good practical examples to get you started...
Dev Days 2012–Resources (SWE)
I dag är sista benet i den road show jag varit på tillsammans med Microsoft senaste dagarna. Kul att se bekanta och nya ansikten och inte minst att se det goda intresset kring Visual Studio 2012 och ALM. Hoppas ni alla fått vatten på er kvarn att gå vidare...
Using Visual Studio 2012 Lab Manager to Create a Build Lab in the Sky
Since TFS first came out it has been easy to create an automated build solution based on the TFS services. With Visual Studio 2010 it also became easier to create an on-premises continuous deployment solution using the new Lab Management component in...
Book Project “Pro Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012” Completed!
The last year or so I’ve been spending lots of time working with the Visual Studio 2012 product and as part of that I’ve been writing a book together with my friend and colleague Joachim Rossberg. The result is now soon available in stores : It’s been...