Starting Out on Testing? We Have The Best Story on the Planet.

Team Collaboration is Key to Quality. If you have a silo approach in your organization that “we’ll implement all the features then throw these deliverables over the fence to Testers and then get on with the next set of features, this is a recipe for much more time and effort 10x for your organization”. The number of outstanding bugs will grow and…

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CODESS Events in Mountain View, California and London, UK

I’ll be presenting and helping at this event for Women in Tech on Oct 11th, 2014. Feel free to register if you’re in Nor Cal. Event takes place at Microsoft in Mountain View. http://codesssvhackathon.challengepost.com/ We have similar event taking place at same day in London in case you’re based near there. http://codesshackathonlondon.challengepost.com/  

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Silicon Valley Code Camp. Oct 11th and 12th.

I’ll be providing the following session at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills in California. http://www.siliconvalley-codecamp.com/Session/2014/azure-development-with-the-visual-studio-tools For more details on the event please refer to the following links, https://twitter.com/sv_code_camp and http://www.siliconvalley-codecamp.com/      

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Lab Management with SCVMM – FAQs

Question 1: How are System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM) errors surfaced in Lab Management? Answer: These can be determined based on configuration, managing, testing, workflows and network For Lab Management, the user entry point is Microsoft Test Manager(MTM), where they will be able to manage their environments (create, delete, take snapshot, restore snapshot etc.). While…

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Jason Singh Presenting Azure for Developers @ Sacramento .NET

                                                                                          Wednesday, June 25, 2014: Jason Singh,                                        Azure Overview for Development Teams                                         When:                                                          Jun 25, 2014                                from 6:00 to 8.30 PM                         RSVP:                                                         Seating based on availability. – RSVP Recommended.                                Please RSVP at http://www.sacnetug.org/event/rsvp                                (login required)                         Where:                                                         Microsoft                                300 Capitol Mall Suite 100, Sacramento, CA 95814                         Map and Directions:                                                    Speakers:                                                                             …

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Visual Studio Online Integration Announcements

Hi Folks,       This week we have announced REST APIs and Service Hooks in Visual Studio Online (VSO) as a preview mode.       What does this mean? It means we can open up wider integration with 3rd party applications and services. I’ve had a few customers express the lack of integration and we’re delighted that over…

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Getting Data Out of TFS Relational Warehouse into Excel or Wherever

The TFS Datawarehouse schema is well documented here http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee620640(v=vs.120).aspx As an example, let’s say we wanted to get this kind of data in the following form into Excel. We can use the following SQL statement. Use Tfs_Warehouse Go Select IterationPath, StartDate, FinishDate from DimIteration order by StartDate, IterationPath This yields as follows: If we were…

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Ramp Up on ASP.NET MVC 5 Quickly.

A great walkthrough on ASP.NET MVC5. http://www.asp.net/mvc/tutorials/mvc-5/introduction/getting-started  

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Short Videos About Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server By Category

Here are a list of short videos categorized by role, to help you get ramped up on features in a matter of minutes. Most are 10 minutes or less. Videos longer than 10 minutes are prefixed with ‘*’. Videos longer than 1 hour are prefixed with ‘**’ Topics are grouped by roles. Enjoy!   Project Management…

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Walkthrough. TFS Branching – Multiple Merges with Content Changes and File Rename.

Here I depict a scenario where I create two branches – both directly from Main. A specific file is modified in both branches. In one branch I change the contents and in the other it’s renamed. The following video depicts how easily we can consolidate the file so that we can make both braches identical…

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