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…


Team Foundation SDK Update includes the Server Object Model

We just published updates to the Team Foundation SDK, which now covers the server object model. We’re making some other changes, too. Of course, we’re adding more content to the reference material. For example, we’ve added information that we think you’ll find useful in Microrosoft.TeamFoundaiton.WorkItemTracking.Client Namespace, including a code snippet to help you get connected…


Team Foundation Power Tools Update

A new version of the Team Foundation Power Tools has just been released. Some highlights: There’s a tool to help you back up Team Foundation Server The Best Practices Analyzer has been updated


Updated: Customizable Process Guidance

A couple of weeks ago, I posted customizable process guidance packages on Code Gallery. I’ve updated those to pick up a few minor changes that we published on MSDN yesterday.


Customizable process guidance

I’ve just posted versions of process guidance for Visual Studio Scrum 1.0, MSF for Agile Software Development v5.0, and MSF for CMMI Process Improvement v5.0 on Code Gallery so that you can customize them and associate these customized versions with your team projects. These versions don’t have tables of contents. I’m interested…


Team Foundation SDK Feedback

Earlier this year, I noted that I had seen a bad trend in ratings for the Team Foundation SDK content, and that we were going to change course in order to try to correct that. We published the new Team Foundation SDK for VS 2010 in late June, and I’ve been watching the feedback. Although…


Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0 – Process Guidance

As Aaron Bjork decribes in his blog, we recently released a template for strict Scrum practitioners. The official name is Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 1.0. Check out Aaron’s blog post for the details. As he mentions, the guidance for this template is published on MSDN. This set of guidance takes a very minimal approach by…