Top stories from the VSTS community – 2017.07.21

Here are top stories we found in our streams this week related to DevOps, VSTS, TFS and other interesting topics.

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  • VS Team Services – Test Case Explorer v2 – ALM Rangers
    Anthony Borton provides an overview of the Test Case Explorer v2 extension, and walks through how you can use it. Created by Mathias Olausson and Mattias Skold, the extension enables users to manage their test cases and clone test plans and suites.
  • Advanced MSBuild Extensibility with Nate McMaster – Nate McMaster
    Nate McMaster shows how to write your own MSBuild tasks in C#. Since you’re developing your tasks in C#, you can use standard .NET libraries, debug your code, etc.
  • Sharing MSBuild Tasks as NuGet Packages with Nate McMaster – Nate McMaster
    Nate McMaster shows how to publish an MSBuild task as a NuGet package, allowing you to share it and reuse it in your own projects.

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Author: Willy-P. Schaub

I’m a program manager with the Visual Studio Team Services group. I’m responsible for the ALM Ranger program and other interesting work streams. We provide professional guidance and gap-filling solutions to the developer community for Visual Studio. Come directly to me if you need help with missing guidance or features for Visual Studio Team Services. Since the mid-’80s, I’ve been striving for simplicity and maintainability in software engineering. Reach me on LinkedIn aka.ms/willysli, Twitter @wpschaub, or blog aka.ms/willysblog.

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