Bellevue Event: DevOps = Epic Applications

Transform from Good to Great with DevOps! Microsoft’s Application Development team is hosting Gene Kim, Multiple Award winning CTO, researcher and bestselling author of the Phoenix Project to share how he’s helped companies take their organizations from Good to Great via the adoption of DevOps! We want to provide the behind the scenes look at…


A ton of new great content on MSDN for VSTS and TFS

It’s not just the Microsoft dev teams that work in sprints – so do the documentation teams! Take a look at some of the terrific new and updated content recently posted: Engineering Stories: Our DevOps Journey Engineering Stories: Scaling Agile Across the Enterprise YouTube: Agile with Visual Studio Team Services Team Services: Change Azure Active…


TFS “15” Preview is loaded..

Sorry it’s been so long since I’ve posted.  It’s been a crazy spring (and so far, summer), but luckily there are plenty of other bloggers around to disseminate content! TFS “15” Preview came out last week, and it’s packed with all kinds of goodies that until now you could only find with VSTS!  Here are…


A Peek at Team Foundation Server 2015 Update 2 (RC 2)

I’ll let you read fo the full details on the Visual Studio site, but here are my highlights.. Work Item Deletion Replacing the “Removed” state, you can now actually delete a work item.  Better yet, it goes to a recycle bin for recovery later if needed. Gated Check-in for TFVC in New Build Enough said…..


Don’t forget to Connect()!

Heard of Connect()?  If not, you need to know about it!  Mark the date on your calendar:  November 18-19. If you’re not headed to New York to attend in-person, be sure to watch it online!  Join us this year to hear directly from Scott Guthrie, Brian Harry, and Scott Hanselman on what’s next in our…


Roadshow: Re-architecting your apps for the hyperscale cloud

Check out this upcoming roadshow from our friends at Northwest Cadence, rolling through the Northwest! Re-architecting your apps for the hyperscale cloud making the most of Azure IaaS & PaaS   Your apps are good, but can they scale when they need to?  Your apps need modernization and Azure has the answers.  Azure PaaS allows…


Events in LA & Irvine: PaaS & the Cumulus Cloud

Hey there!  Check out this upcoming event series from our friends at Northwest Cadence! “Cumulus” means heap or pile in Latin, and cumulus clouds are typically the beautiful, white puffy clouds with a flat base and puffy rounded towers. PaaS is like the cumulus cloud <pun intended>. PaaS allows you to grow vertically and horizontally…


Activating Visual Studio 2013 on an Offline Machine

(File this under “I already know that”, but I get asked this question quite frequently..) Visual Studio 2013 likes to go online every so often to validate that it’s being used by a licensed user.  That’s all well and good, but what if that user is working in a permanently offline environment?  Fear not.  As…


Woot! Visual Studio 2015 Product Line Announced

I’ll refer you to the official Visual Studio blog post for more details, but just a heads up that the lineup for Visual Studio 2015 was announced this morning! Again, full details on the VS blog, but here are the highlights: Visual Studio Premium and Ultimate are condensing into a single, awesome product.  Meet Visual…


March Webinars from InCycle Software

Our friends at InCycle Software have some great webinars coming up this month.  Take a look! Webinar March 17th @1pm (PST): Update to Microsoft Development Tools and Platforms in 2015 Join us for a super charged session showcasing the top Visual Studio features that increase developer productivity. Learn first-hand how easy it is take your…