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…


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…


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…


Come to a CloudFest and Get Started with Azure

  We’ve done quite a few of these around the country so far, and they’ve proven to be very valuable experiences!  Take a look at the schedule below.  I encourage you to attend one in your area – even if your team doesn’t currently have a cloud strategy, it’ll be worth your while! Build, run,…


My Office Hours are Back!

I’ll let the office hours landing page do the talking, but just a heads up that I’ve set up recurring office hours for the Spring! More here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/slange/p/spring2015virtualofficehours.aspx I hope to “see you in my office”!


Check out the Cloud Platform roadmap

Microsoft recently added a new resource for all you folks with your heads in the Cloud: the Cloud Platform roadmap. It’s a website that gives you an at-a-glance view of what Azure is up to.  There are sections that talk about recent releases of new capabilities and services, items that are in preview (but available),…


More CloudFests Coming your Way!

Learn Azure hands-on! The cloud has moved way beyond novelty—more and more of us live and work there every day. That’s why we’ve put together CloudFest, a set of Hands-On Labs (HOL) that will be sweeping North America.   I hope you can attend one or more of these no-cost events.   Here’s what you can…


In case you missed it, do more with VSO Basic!

You can read the full announcement here, but here are some core changes made to VSO Basic plans (don’t worry, it’s all good!) Any user with a VSO Basic license can now take advantage of these features (in addition to everything you could do before): Web-based test execution Agile portfolio management Work item chart authoring…


Go Big with the New Azure G-Series Virtual Machines

The new G-Series VM’s in Azure are big.. They provide a lot more memory and increased SSD storage than before.  They also employ the latest Intel Xeon E5 v3 family of processors for increased performance. Here are the new G-Series VM sizes: Size Cores RAM (GB) SSD Storage (GB) Persistent Data Disks (Max) Standard_G1 2…