Using the NavigationService in your VSTS and TFS extension

Last week a user of our Team Project Health extension reported an issue when using the extension on Team Foundation Server 2018. TPH delivers a set of dashboard widgets that give you a quick overview of the status of your builds and releases. Figure 1 – On the ALM Ranger VSTS account we have a…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Jose DelaCruz

Why did you join the ALM Rangers?  I found very interesting what ALM Ranges are doing, I think I can be of help given my prior ALM/DevOps experience, I want to be part of an ongoing community of which I can make contributions and make a difference. Who are you?  I am a Senior IT…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Michael Thomsen

Who are you?  Michael Thomsen, Builder of Software, professionally since 2004 with a focus on the .NET and more recently JavaScript ecosystems. Independent consultant and entrepreneur since 2014. Currently starting up a business called Agile Extensions. What makes you “tick”?  I have a “quick starter” mentality, always trying things not afraid of throwing them away…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Richie Lee

Why did you join the ALM Rangers? I think that it is very important to recognise that there is more to software than writing code. The ALM Rangers program offers a collaborative approach to help provide tooling in CI/CD, an area that I have a lot of interest and experience in. I have many open…

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Feature Flags Performance Testing

As described in the article Phase the features of your application with feature flags, a Feature Flag is a way to turn features on or off in a solution. The Visual Studio ALM | DevOps Rangers now use a solution from LaunchDarkly for the VSTS and TFS portals. As part of the rollout of this…

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Roll-up Board Widget goes wide

In response to user demand, the Roll-up Board Widget v2.0.24 introduced support for wider views, up to 10 dashboard cells wide. While we recommend to keep your boards simple for easy visual tracking, we understand that there’s a need for complex boards in niche scenarios. Here’s a simple example of 1×3, 2×3, 2×4, and 2×10…

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Roll-Up Board widget extension supports feature flags

We shared our research of the implementation of the feature flags, using LaunchDarkly, with our VSTS extensions in a series of blog posts: Phase the features of your application with feature flags Building VSTS Extensions with feature flags : Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 Azure Functions : Prepare for continuous delivery, Provisioning and…

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Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions – Extension Time

We continue from Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions – a few moving bits. Now that we have some code to compile, we need to package it so that we can upload an extension to VSTS. Upload First we need to make sure that the tfx-cli is installed globally: npm install tfx-cli -g. This is…

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Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions – a few moving bits

Moving on from Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions – Typescript tools, we can start adding a few “moving bits” and tasks to perform and automate various tasks. I’m going to use npm tasks, because it is just simpler that way. You could use something like gulp tasks etc. if you prefer. First things first,…

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Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions – Typescript tools

In the series of blog on how to leverage Office UI Fabric in VSTS Extensions , we continue on from Office UI Fabric for VSTS Extensions – Getting Started and start to delve into how to setup our development environment. TSLInt To start off with, Lint is a set of tools to provide static code…

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