TFS 2012 and Project Server 2013 VM with Labs available

One of the aspects of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) is that its about process. The other two being people and products. Part of the process is managing the portfolio of projects an organization is responsible for, manage the people that can work on the projects, and keeping track of the tasks people are working on…

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It’s Alive! Team Foundation Services that is.

At last year’s //Build conference, we announced the preview of Team Foundation Services hosted on Windows Azure. For about 6 months, the only way to get on the services was if you were given a registration code from someone from Microsoft. Then we removed the registration restriction and made it available for everyone. Since its…

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Upcoming ALM Webcasts from Neudesic

One of our ALM partners, Neudesic, has announced a series of free webcasts in support of the recent Visual Studio 2012 launch. October 30th – Scrum and Agile Management with Visual Studio 2012 Presented by Clementino de Mendonca Find out how Visual Studio has become the tool of choice to manage your Scrum projects, and…

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Microsoft recognized as a leader in Gartner’s ALM Magic Quadrant

A lot of customers as “how does Microsoft fair in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant” when it come to ALM. In the most recent report posted on June 5th, Microsoft was positioned as the “leader” for Application Lifecycle Management. You can read more about the Magic Quadrant methodology here. Their evaluation is based on the features found…

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Visual Studio vNext mentioned at TechEd 2011

Today at TechEd North America 2011, Jason Zander (CVP of Visual Studio) talked about Visual Studio vNext. Specific features of the framework and tool itself were not mentioned, but features expanding our vision of how Visual Studio expands our Application Lifecycle Management footprint took center stage. There are so many features coming out, you really…

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Application Lifecycle Management in SharePoint 2010

As a developer, I never really spent a lot of time focusing on SharePoint. In the past, I would rather code it myself rather than try wrench my code to work with another platform. But as SharePoint has matured, I see a lot of possibilities of SharePoint as a platform to integrate with. If you’re…

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Visual Studio 2010 Resources

With the release of Visual Studio 2010 last week, my peers and I have been bombarded with a number of questions about the release. We were pretty before the launch showing Beta and RC1 bits, but now that it’s released and a reality, the flood gates have been opened. A number of people together this…

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VS 2010 Guidance Documents Released

The Visual Studio Ranger team has recently released five detailed guides in advance of the VS2010 and TFS2010 releases. Visual Studio 2010 Quick Reference Guidance: consists of compact cheat sheets for Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 and Visual Studio (VS) 2010, addressing the core problem of teams in the field who are unaware of Visual…

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Brian Harry at the NYC VSTS Users Group – 6/30/2009

Tech Geeks are Rock Stars! Don’t believe me, check out Intel’s commercial showcasing Ajay Bhatt and how people (geeks) flock to him. One of Microsoft’s Rock Stars, Brian Harry, will be at the New York City VSTS Users Group meeting on Tuesday, June 30. He will be talking about the upcoming release of Visual Studio…

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Customizing existing TFS reports

Occasionally I get asked how to create custom reports and modify the existing reports in TFS. First, you’ll need to understand how the data cubes in the TFS Warehouse are setup. Then, I recommend you check out the article by Ben Day on Edit the Remaining Report to Use Non-Default Status Values. He give a…

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