About the Event
Tuesday, June 2, at Mövenpick Hotel in Lausanne
While a few years ago, a typical release cycle of a few months or years was quite normal, today being flexible and faster in the ability to respond is getting increasingly important. Many organizations stopped asking whether or not they want to become more agile, but instead how to combine agile practices and an integrated Application Lifecycle Management (ALM).
Microsoft is no exception in that regard and shortened their release cycles quite a bit. For example, Visual Studio Online (VSO) – the cloud-hosted Team Foundation Server (TFS), gets updated with new functionality every 3 weeks; and even the ”classic”, on-premises TFS (the one that can be installed locally in your network) receives roughly four updates a year.
Working in shorter cycles without lowering the quality bar requires a few prerequisites and a more efficient integration between the relevant roles in the process, such as Development, Test and Operations. With Visual Studio, Microsoft provides an integrated ALM solution that supports your entire development process with a professional tool chain and a high level of automation, so that you can focus on the most important things: to create business value through great software.
Want to learn more on the subject?
Check out the following Microsoft Virtual Academy trainings:
- Administering Visual Studio TFS 2012 Jump Start
- Fundamentals of Visual Studio Online
- What’s New in Visual Studio 2013 Jump Start