Microsoft Visual Studio ALM VM 2017

We are excited to announce the 2017 version of the Microsoft Visual Studio ALM VM – with updated versions, new application, updated and new hands-on-labs based on the new features and enhancements in Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2017. We have also moved the ALM VM labs to a new site that we hope will simplify…


Java Development with VSTS – Available Now!

Courtesy of our partner North West Cadence, a new VM dedicated to Java Development with VSTS is now available at https://github.com/nwcadence/java-dev-vsts  This brand new virtual machine built on Ubuntu 14.04 comes preconfigured with all the software you require to run through the accompanying Hands-On-Labs.These labs will help you explore how the combination of Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS),Eclipse and Team Explorer…

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Visual Studio 2015 Update 2 ALM VM available on TechNet Virtual Labs

The ALM VM 2015 Update 2 and the corresponding labs are now available on TechNet Virtual Labs – You can simply launch the VM from a browser or a windows client without having to worry about downloading the entire virtual machine. Browse all the available labs by filtering Job Role by Developer from the left…


Visual Studio ALM VM 2015 Update 2

I am happy to announce the availability of ALM VM 2015 Update 2! The VM and the accompanying hands-on-labs are now updated to Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2. Please see below for the instructions on how to download the virtual machine and the hands-on-labs/demo scripts.


ALM VM update for TFS and VS 2015 Update 2

We have begun working on the ALM VM update for TFS and VS 2015. This will be update #2. We estimate to complete the update and make the VM and the Hands-on-Labs publicly available by the 2nd week of June. If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions it would be great to hear from you. Until then stay tuned!  


ALM 2015 Labs now available on TechNet Virtual Labs

In case if you are new to TechNet Virtual labs,  it is a quick and easy way to evaluate and test Microsoft’s newest products and technologies through virtual environments that do not require any complex setup or installation. You can use virtual labs online immediately for free 🙂 The ALM VM 2015 and the corresponding…


Availability of VS 2015 ALM VM

Well, the wait is finally over! – I am very pleased to announce the availability of Visual Studio ALM VM 2015. Updated with Visual Studio 2015 and Team Foundation Server 2015 , the VM and the corresponding Hands-on-Labs/Demo scripts are available now for download and ready for you to use!! Please see the blog post below for the…


Visual Studio 2015 ALM Virtual Machine and Hands-on-Labs / Demo Scripts

The VM and the accompanying hands-on-labs are now updated to Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2015.  We have 26 hands-on-labs including 5 new titles, supplementing the 2015 VM that will help you get started with the ALM capabilities of Team Foundation Server 2015. New Hands-on-Labs for Visual Studio ALM VM 2015: Introduction to Team Foundation Build 2015 (vNext),…


Visual Studio ALM Virtual Machines

Many of you have been reaching out asking if and when the ALMVM will be updated to 2015 The answer is: Yes! We will be updating the ALM VM soon. The plan is to start after TFS 2015 RTM date and aim to have it completed by the middle of September. We will have updated and new lab…