Many teams are struggling with delivering modern software because they are not building with Test First principals. Test First gives us the assurance that we have built the correct thing, that what we built is what the customer asked for and that when we change things we don’t break anything inadvertently.
New with Visual Studio 2013 is the ability to manage portfolio backlogs to help you understand the scope of work that you have to do.
I have been engaging with complexity for a company in Silicon Valley that is doing one of the most complex Team Foundation Server migrations that I think I have ever seen
Steve Ballmer just announced the Visual Studio 2013 Go-Live preview at the Build summit not more than an hour ago so get Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server while its hot! Remember that this Preview is covered by a Go-Live licence and is fully supported for production use.
Upgrading your process template from MSF for Agile 4 to Visual Studio Scrum 2.x can be a daunting and scary task. While you do need to be careful it is relatively simple to achieve safely.
By the time you hit the AgentScope activity in a TF Build workflow you are already running on the agent and if you have things you need to configure you need to figure out some way to reserve an agent before you get there.
Did you know that you can connect a Test Controller to Team Foundation Service? And if you can do that, can you create standard environments for automated deployment and testing against the cloud?
Did you know that Visual Studio 2012 Update 2 supports 2010 Build Servers? Being able to connect TF Build 2010 Controllers to TFS 2010 is opening up upgrade paths for customers that are currently blocked from upgrading to TFS 2012.
If you are moving from one domain to another, but you have lots of users you may do a batched domain migration with Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Server. Make suer that you read all of the fine print and don’t get caught with duplicate Identities and no traceability.
Standard Environments in Visual Studio 2012 Team Foundation Server make it possible to have an automated deployment of your software to a development or QA environment. You can then have a bunch of automated tests run in those environments, collecting data all the while.