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…

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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 ,…

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

You can watch the full video here: https://channel9.msdn.com/Blogs/VisualStudio/Introducing-Deployment-Workbench-Express-Edition   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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Presented at the Virginia Software Developers Group

Hello, had a great time seeing all the Virginia developers at the September version of the Virginia Software Developers Group. We talked about what’s new in TFS 2012 and my special topic  “BRDLite Suite v2.0”. We had a great turnout and I hope BRDLite will catch on and they will be able to implement some…

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BRDLite for SharePoint v2.0 – What’s New

In my previous post, What is BRDLite? I talked about what is BRDLite and what is coming in the next release. Today, I am going to tell you about BRDLite for SharePoint that is part of the BRDLite Suite. Remember, this is a overview of the template, Please keep a eye for the HOL, so you…

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What is Build Release Deploy (BRDLite) ?

Ever since I started on the ALM Rangers project “BRDLite Reference Template”, I hear this question a lot… “What is BRDLite? How do I use it?”. Well, in this blog I am going to tell you. What is BRD? Build..Release..Deploy Ready to use Build Automation Workflow Address gaps in DefaultTemplates Provide baseline template for extensibility…

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