Integrating Visual Studio Team Services with Microsoft Teams

In this post, Senior Application Development Manager, Mike Bolser demonstrates how to integrate Microsoft Teams and Visual Studio Team Services. Microsoft Teams the new chat-based workspace in Office365 offers several services to enable work group collaboration. One way of enabling work group collaboration for developers is through a built-in integration with Visual Studio Team Services….


Versioning and Deploying Salesforce Metadata using TFS/VSTS

In this post Premier Developer Consultant Najib Zarrari will show us how to use Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) or on-prem Team Foundation Server (TFS) version control system to version control Salesforce.com customizations. He showcases how the Build feature in VSTS or TFS can enable you to deploy customizations from one Salesforce development instance to a Salesforce…

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Tips for Writing PowerShell Scripts to Use in Build and Release Tasks

Premier Developer ALM Consultant Dave Burnison brings us this awesome collection of tips and tricks for using PowerShell in VSTS and TFS. You can now do almost anything in your build and release definitions in VSTS and TFS 2015. One of the most powerful ways to add your specific logic is to use the PowerShell…

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Team Foundation Server 2015 upgrade planning

The Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management blog is a great resource to help you stay informed of current announcements and guidance material. If you are in the process of planning your move to Team Foundation Server 2015, be sure and reach out to your ADM who can help with training, guidance, and support throughout the effort…


Dissecting the Visual Studio Load Test Results Database (Part 1–Intro to the Schema)

Premier Developer Consultant Geoff Gray comes to us this week with the first post in a new series from his awesome ‘Testing the Testing Strategy’ blog.  This series will focus on the structure of the Visual Studio Load Test results database and how you can derive insight on the performance of your application from this…

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US Developer Ramp-up Series

The Developer Ramp-Up Series, offered through Premier Support for Developers, is a collection of webcasts created with the goal of teaching developers basic development skills. No prior knowledge is necessary. The current offering includes a collection of webcasts and hands on lab guides/exercises in the areas of PowerShell, Object Oriented Programming basics, Web Development Basics…


Spotlight on ALM and TFS

Establishing good ALM practices and learning to take full advantage of ALM tools is one of the best investments you can make with your team. Premier Support for Developers works with many of Microsoft’s largest and most strategic customers to optimize the use of Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio ALM tools. Whether you are…