Using PowerShell to implement a Farm-wide Global Navigation solution from the Managed Metadata Term Store in SharePoint 2013

Co-Written by John R. Spinella & Daniel Setlock We had a requirement at a customer to provide unified Global Navigation across their SharePoint 2013 farm, ideally that was fed through the Term Store they had already developed within the Managed Metadata Service. It was a struggle to find a solution that was easy enough to…


Release Explorer for Visual Studio Beta: Update

Hello, To give everyone a update, I am currently finishing up the integration of VSO/RMO. With the next release of Release Explorer, you will be able to do both on prem and VSO. I am hoping to have this done by the mid to end of June. There are a lot of changes happening with…


Release Explorer for Visual Studio Beta

For some time now, I have been working on a update to my Deployment Explorer that was built for the project formally known as DevOps. I always get requests from my customers and emails from people who are using the Deployment Explorer to update the explorer to work with Release Mgt. So, I said what…


Dev/Test with Microsoft Azure & Visual Studio 2013

So, I have been working a lot with customers on DevOps and one of the quick and easy way to achieve a Dev/Test environment is using Microsoft Azure and Visual Studio. This scenario applies broadly to every type of organization. Whether you’re a single developer or a one-person startup getting your mobile app out the door ,…


Modern DevOps Tools

Hey everyone,    Been awhile since I posted anything, been really busy. I just wanted to update everyone on a CodePlex project I have created with some of my co workers – Modern DevOps Tools. The site is based around building tools that uses recommended practices that will work inside of your continuous delivery cycle….


Channel 9 video – Introducing DevOps Workbench Express Edition for Visual Studio 2012

You can watch the full video here:   Interview: Brian Keller interviews Casey O’Mara about another great Visual Studio Rangers project – DevOps Workbench Express Edition. This free tool available on Visual Studio Gallery, and Codeplex is designed to help small to medium teams manage their releases and push them from Team Foundation Server…


DevOps Workbench Express Edition Release for Visual Studio 2012

The ALM Rangers currently released the DevOps Workbench Express Edition guidance to Codeplex (here) and the download to Visual Studio Gallery. DevOps Deployment is based around build once, and deploy to multiple environments.  DevOps Workbench Express Edition specifically targets the small organization with multiple personas.   This will work inside of your continuous delivery cycle to provide…


Targeted for Visual Studio 2012 – DevOps Deployment Workbench Express Edition

New Video posted today by my good friend and team mate on YouTube about the DevOps Workbench Express Edition and how to do your very own custom deployment.  Casey and I will be doing several more, and interviewing people from the team on how to use the Workbench for everyday deployments, and even going into more…


BRDLite V2.0 is Released to the Public!

After a few weeks of silent ship, which did not reveal any showstoppers, we would like to announce thegeneral availability of BRDLite on Codeplex. Kudos to John Jacob and Myself, the co-leads of the project, and the team, for this achievement which is especially important for our future ambitions in this area. It  is a…


Using ReverseGeocodeQuery for Windows Phone 8

So, I started writing some of my apps I had for Android and WP7 for Windows Phone 8 and to my surprise Nokia Maps are looking to be a really good thing. With the New Nokia Maps, there are Maps services that come with the Windows Phone 8 SDK. One in particular is ReverseGeocodeQuery. This…