Become a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Developer Trainer

ALM MVP, Richard Hundhausen, is running a Professional Scrum Developer Trainer event in London, England 8-12 February, 2016. This event is the only 2016 Scrum.Org training in the United Kingdom for Scrum professionals interested in becoming a trainer for the Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) program. About the course: As a Scrum.org trainer you will have… Read more

Developer Division’s transformation to DevOps by Sam Guckenheimer

Good friend and coworker, Sam Guckenheimer presented at a recent Gartner conference how we changed the developer division from shipping a box product ~every year to delivering value every week with Visual Studio Team Services.  In this presentation Sam discusses how we scaled our process to this cadence(production first mindset), how to focus on customer… Read more

Release Management Workflow Migrator

Looking to export a Release Management agent based deployment pipeline so that it can be reused in the Release Management service in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)? We have released a migration tool and associated guidance as an open source project, allowing you to use “as is” or contribute to the project. If a Pull… Read more

6 Great Webinars including: Building a DevOps practice step-by-step

(Editors note: due to the popularity two new “Unleash your DevOps Practices” were added)   Northwest Cadence and Rennie Araucto are offering a bunch of great webinars to bring in your Holidays and New Year. Unleash you DevOps potential with Visual Studio Enterprise! Attend our webcast to discover how an organization can use Visual Studio… Read more

Cloud Load Test Build Task information

We are updating the Visual Studio Team Services Build Steps and thought these topics would be of interest: https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/Library/vs/alm/Build/steps/index. If you want to create your own Build Task check out my post here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/charles_sterling/archive/2015/11/15/devops-php-sample-for-cory-fowler-and-his-phpworld-presentation.aspx     ******************************       Cloud Load Test Build Task Use Visual Studio Cloud-based Load Test to understand, test and… Read more

The new work item form

It’s been a long journey, but I’m excited to let you know that the new work item form for Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) is finally here! In this post, I want to walk you through the reasoning behind this new form, share the progress we’ve made, and give an update on what you can expect… Read more

Visual Studio 2015 Test Tools getting started content

Visual Studio Testing Tools enables development teams ensure higher quality applications and adopt latest testing practices. These Testing tools provide insightful information enabling development teams to reproduce  and fix issues sooner and faster. Ensuring higher quality applications and a better customer experience. In addition, the testing team can be more productive while planning, executing and… Read more

Adding a custom field to a work item

Thank you everyone for your patience, but the wait is finally over.  Today begins our journey delivering process customization to Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS)!  We’re releasing the first stage of the rollout plan I described back in July, the ability to add custom fields & modify layout for existing work item types.  Before jumping… Read more

Creating Load Test Plugins for Cloud-based Load Test

This week I have had two questions that involved the need to create a load test plugin.   In the latest scenario the person wanted Cloud-based load test to ramp up the user count randomly. Yes plugins work the same for both on-premises and Cloud-based load testing.  In this post i will walk through creating a… Read more