Installing TFS 2012 with Lab Management 2012

I have been onsite this week in California to deploy TFS 2012 and Lab Management for a company in the computer game industry. Because of limited time I am doing the full install in one day and thus will not be getting any of their builds or environments to work today. This is purely an […]

Is ALM a useful term?

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I was asked this question by Robert Myers for a “paper” and I think that it is an important one. I started to answer in that little textbox that LinkedIn give you and I got a little carried away. I guess I am an writing mode >>Do you think ALM is a useful term? Yes, […]

Upgrade to Visual Studio 11 Team Foundation Service – Done

Jason Zander has just announced that the Visual Studio 11 & Visual Studio 11 Team Foundation Server Beta will be available on the 29th February 2012. I am really looking forward to this launch as it embodies the phrase “spit & polish” and really lowers the bar for entry into the Team Foundation Server world. […]

Announcing Visual Studio 11 Beta will launch on February 29th

Its that time again where the Visual Studio and team Foundation Server teams are pushing out their next version of their tools, Visual Studio 11. Steven & Lori Borg teamed up to present a video on why you would want to Go-Live with Visual Studio 11. I used the Go-Live with many companies with the […]

Using Corporate ID’s with Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Service

It has been noted by a few that there is currently no way to corporately control Live ID’s and their use with Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Service. These folks are only partially right as there is a work around, which I use myself. I have had a custom Live ID for the last 10 […]

Introduction to Visual Studio 11

Over on the Northwest Cadence blog we are doing a big push on Visual Studio 11 (dev11) content.  I and my colleagues will be delivering content on Visual Studio 11,  Visual Studio 11 Team Foundation Server & Visual Studio Team Foundation Service (AKA TFS Preview). I have been concentrating on the hosted (azure) version of […]

Visual Studio 2010 Overview – Reporting & Process

The Process Template governs nearly all aspects of how the team interacts with Visual Studio and TFS (e.g., the structure and flow of work items). Whether a team has a well-established development process or needs to define one, proper template selection and practice are critical. Reports and dashboards (targeted to the selected team process) provide […]

Visual Studio 2010 Overview – Architecture

How Visual Studio helps teams explore, understand, maintain, and uphold their project’s architecture. Introduction to some basic architecture & design concepts and common trouble spots for teams. This post is part of a series of Visual Studio ALM webcasts that were delivered through 2010 and 2011 as part of an introduction to Visual Studio ALM. […]

Visual Studio 2010 Overview – Microsoft Test Manager

Microsoft Test Manager (MTM), AKA Test Professional, is a new testing system that team can use to create manual and Automation test quickly. The real advantage and strength of MTM is the integration with TFS and Visual Studio 2010 and how it can leverage the ALM tools and practices. In the demo, we show: Explain […]