I moved

I’m blogging on the VS ALM/TFS blog now. Today, I posted this.


Team Foundation SDK Updates: VB Samples + More Samples using the Version Control APIs

We’ve just updated to the Team Foundation SDK content (Extending Team Foundation) to include VB samples alongside the C# samples that we had previously published. We’ve also added some new sample code for working with the version control APIs: Adding Items to the Version-Control Repository Editing Items Creating Branches Deleting Folders The next thing on…


How do You Prioritize Content Work? Here’s What We Did for Team Foundation Content

Once we identified most of the items (stories) in our backlog, we started to prioritize them. In our first pass, we adapted a technique that Mike Cohn teaches called Theme Scoring. I say adapted because we didn’t identify a small number of themes and rank them using this technique. Rather, we identified our criteria and…


Creating a Backlog of Content Work

I have posted a couple of series on how we plan content work for Team Foundation, one in 2007 Planning the Sprint Tracking Work Items Reporting Status and the other in 2009. How we Track Content Work Managing Technical Reviews in TFS and SharePoint Reporting Progress Well, it’s an odd year. That means the pink…


Using the Schemas to Edit Work Item Types and Process Templates for Team Foundation in Visual Studio

I’ve just posted the Team Foundation schema files for process templates and work item types on Code Gallery: http://code.msdn.microsoft.com/TFSchemas/Wiki/View.aspx?id=25933. You can drop the schema files in Program Files\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\Xml\Schemas and Visual Studio will validate your work item types or process template files using the appropriate schema. For example, if you are adding a…


Team Foundation SDK Improved for VS 2010

Back in January, I wrote this post that showed that we really needed to change directions on the SDK content. The major elements of the new approach are Throw out what was there because it wasn’t working Deliver a new set of SDK content that covers at least the core elements of the client object…


The 5 most read Visual Studio ALM help topics on MSDN

Curious about what other people are reading about Application Lifecycle Management in Visual Studio? Here are the 5 VS ALM topics that are read most often on MSDN: Topic Views Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management 130,061 MSF for Agile Software Development v5.0 114,968 Testing the Application 77,013 What’s new in Application Lifecycle Management for Visual…


Streamlined: Extending Visual Studio Application Lifecycle Management

I’ve been working on streamlining some content in an effort to make it easier for you to get the information that you need. The first place I did this was in the Team Foundation SDK, in Extending Team Foundation and Extending Work Item Tracking. I’m looking at doing the same thing for Extending Visual Studio…