An introduction to Agile development with Team Foundation Server: TFS Support for Agile practices

TFS support for Agile practices Tailoring TFS to support your Agile process with process templates Iteration planning Information radiators But I’m not a .NET developer Agile support in TFS 11 A topic that comes up reasonably often is how Team Foundation Server supports Agile development. This series of posts provides my response to that query….

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ALM Research Project

I met Rob Myers at an event recently and he would like to get some anonymous information on ALM for his MSc research project. If you can spare a few minutes to complete the survey he’d be very grateful: “I am working on a research project as part of an MSc with the Open University…

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ALM On-line Assessment Tool launched

We’ve just launched a new on-line tool to help provide feedback and inputs into your Application Lifecycle Management strategy and adoption. The tool will take you through the different areas of ALM and provide a report as a summary. There’s no need to complete it all in one sitting, you can log back in and…

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GoingNative 2012 Conference

GoingNative 2012 is a 48 hour technical event for C++ developers. Distinguished speakers include the creator of C++, Bjarne Stroustrup, C++ Standards Committee Chair, Herb Sutter, C++ template and big compute master, Andrei Alexandrescu, STL master Stephan T. Lavavej, and more! The agenda will be released over the next month or so. Either attend the…

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Fixing the TFS SharePoint integration after a password change

I run TFS 2010 and SharePoint 2010 on my laptop so that I can demonstrate TFS without needing to be attached to a network (when on a customer site for example). My laptop is (rightly) subject to the corporate management policies so I need to change my password regularly and when I do so, because…

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Bag yourself an Xbox360 by writing Windows Phone 7 apps

Got an idea for an awesome WP7 application?  Well, get writing it before the end January 2012 and you can earn points (and we all know that points make prizes) in addition to the riches your app could generate in the marketplace. More details from our good buddy, Paul And of course you can get…

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Introducing the Microsoft Application Lifecycle Management Assessment

Microsoft UK have just launched the Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) Assessment which is designed to quickly identify how an organisation approaches software development from requirements to release.  Based on your answers, the assessment will suggest simple but effective improvements that can be made to the way you develop software and offer best practice resources. The…

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Deploy your cloud applications to Windows Azure from TFS Automated Build

The Windows Azure SDK (November 2011) has just been released and one of the updates caught my eye: Team Build: The Windows Azure Tools for Visual Studio 2010 now offer MSBuild command-line support to package your application and pass in properties. Additionally, they can be installed on a lighter-weight build machine without the requirement of…

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UK Visual Studio Team @ EuroSTAR

The Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 team will be at EuroSTAR, Europe’s premier event for software testers, in Manchester next week.  Find out more about the event by visiting their site here We have some great opportunities to get expert support on your testing needs and challenges with a number of ALM and Test experts on…

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euroSTAR Test Talk Series

In the run up to the November euroSTAR test conference, euroSTAR has started publishing a number of short podcasts on test related topics and there are three I’d like to point out (there are other podcasts there but these are the ones that relate directly to the Visual Studio test tools ): Coded UI Test…

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