Northwest Cadence has been working hard with customers to improve their release management in Team Foundation Server 2012. While on the surface it looks like TFS 2012 has little in the way of support for release management, you would be wrong. There are many features in Team Foundation Server, many of them added in TFS 2010 that can aid you in creating a release management strategy.
Its hard to migrate source code even from one Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Server to another, especially when you also want to have your history. We have been forced in the past to use some hokie migration tools that only really partially work. Update Anthony Borton gave me a hard time for not being […]
There were many new improvements in Visual Studio ALM that were announced at this years ALM Summit event that I can only pick a few to highlight as my favourites. Brian Harry did the keynote on the second day and almost immediately announced Visual Studio 2012.2 CTP 2 and a bunch of new features some of which were made available in TF Service (http://tfs.visualstudio.com) immediately.
The TFS Automation Platform is dead, long live the TfPlugable! It has been a long time since I have talked about the TFS Automation Platform that I had almost forgotten about it myself. It was almost two years ago that I spoke to Willy about an ALM Rangers project to build a solution to dynamically deploy plug-ins for TFS, kind of like Nuget for TFS Extensions.
I have talked before on the new normal for software development as part of the Visual Studio 2012 launch events and Microsoft in itself is not immune to this change.
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, […]
Before the “Professional Scrum Foundations” course ever existed I was tasked with delivering a practical Scrum foundation course for our customers. I came up with a 2 day “Scrum Foundation” course that included lots of practical exercises and leveraged the existing Scrum Open exam. But why would you want it and is that all you need?
One of the things that makes Team Foundation Server (TFS) the most powerful Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) platform is the traceability it provides to those that use it. This traceability is crucial to enable many companies to adhere to many of the Compliance regulations to which they are bound (e.g. CFR 21 Part 11 or […]
Northwest Cadence is looking for our next great consultant! At Northwest Cadence, we have created a work environment that emphasizes excellence, integrity, and out-of-the-box thinking. Our customers have high expectations (rightfully so) and we wouldn’t have it any other way! Northwest Cadence has some of the most exciting customers I have ever worked with […]
A few weeks ago I proposed a new community for StackExchange and it has been growing at an exponential rate. We are about half way there, but we need your help to make this community a success. Update 16th August 2010 – The Proposal has now moved from Proposed to the Committed stage and […]