VS ALM Rangers Branching Guidance - Ideas for the next release.

I think most would agree that the Rangers Team has already done a fantastic job with the Rangers Branching Guidance. This is not meant to be a self-serving comment, since the current branching guidance is the result of the hard work of many others in addition to myself. For the past couple of years I…


New article on Ranger’s Branching in upcoming MSDN Magazine.

After a few years hiatus, i am returning to the world of *published author*. My next article will be published in the February 2011 issue of MSDN Magazine (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/default.aspx ) The topic will be *Visual Studio ALM Rangers Branching Guidance for Team Foundation Server (TFS) Team Projects*. My co-author is Willy-Peter Schaub, also on the…


Nested Branch Issue following upgrade from TFS 2008 to TFS 2010

One of my customers upgraded a Team Project from TFS 2008 to TFS 2010. As you probably know, the concept of first-class branches was introduced for the first time in TFS 2010. Along with this, there is a new restriction against having nested branches in TFS 2010. During the upgrade process, TFS attempts to determine…


Why I caution against Cherry Picking (changeset-based merging)

  Recently I was asked a question: “If you discourage changeset-based (or cherry-picking) merging, then why does TFS support it?  To me it feels like TFS is not fully supporting it because the merge engine isn’t robust enough yet to support it, yet they know the feature is important.  To me it seems like an…


Spanish version of Rangers Branching Guidance 2010–released

In October, the VS ALM Rangers posted the Branching Guidance – Spanish version  thanks to Francisco Fagas, a VS ALM MVP. Francisco also translated the Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance – Spanish version).


Announcing Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Ranger Branching Guide 2010

Project Description The purpose of this project is to build some insightful and practical guidance around branching and merging with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server 2010. The new release focuses on Hands on Labs and includes lots of lessons learned from the community Q&A. Visual Studio Team Foundation Server Branching Guide 2010 (http://tfsbranchingguideiii.codeplex.com/ ) Branching…


New MSDN Site for VSTS Rangers

Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) Rangers Team System Rangers deliver out of band solutions for missing features and guidance in the Team System suite of products. Checkout our new site: http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/teamsystem/ee358786.aspx


Microsoft Software Updates Terminology

Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684 Technorati Tags: Software Update,Microsoft,Glossary