Continuous Testing – A practical guide with concepts and approaches

Looking for concepts, examples and practical guidance on test automation? We have released a first version of the “Continuous Testing – A practical guide with concepts and approaches” guide to complement the Test Planning and Management Guide. CodePlex Home Thoughts from our product owner In this competitive world, everyone wants to react to customer feedback…

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Extensions 101 – Attempting to visualize the main processing flow

You, like many of us, have probably explored VS Team Services extensions by following Gordon’s A ‘Hello World’ for VSO Extensions blog post. This post is an attempt to visualise the flow of the sample and inject a few gems to clarify the magic behind the scenes. When you build your extension project, the TypeScript…

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Extensions 101 – But it worked yesterday … now what?!?

Recently Niel Zeeman mentioned that he ran into an issue doing an extension demo, where it worked perfectly fine the day before. If you would like to understand how he debugged and solved the issue, stay with us. But first, a crisp demo video from Niel: Gems to highlight: You can find the mentioned Extension…

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Do it faster, better, make an impact … or fail fast, and move on!

In April we shared the Managing Agile OSS Projects with Microsoft VSO eBook sharing how we manage solution requirements and ship solutions in an agile environment. An environment we discussed in Radio TFS and the GREAT curve ball question about (ex-nightmare) shorter delivery cycles, which is continuously changing and, as you have probably already guessed,…

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Print Cards journal is now included with the source code

The team has released their development journal for the Print Cards VSTS extension, documenting the complete  lifecycle of the v1 release from the inception of the idea, design, development, and release. It is a gem sharing practical guidance, experiences and definition of done (DoD). Install the extension, read the journal, peruse the source code and…

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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…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Paymon Parsadmehr

Why did you join the ALM Rangers? To help the ALM community better understand User experience (UX) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI). Who are you? Graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S in Informatics in 2014 and hired into the MACH program onto the Azure PaaS COE. Currently I am an Associate Consultant…

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Three COOL features we noticed on Visual Studio Team Services

We continue highlighting new features on Visual Studio Team Services that are proving really productive for our project teams. Make sure your bookmark and follow Visual Studio News page, which informs you on all the latest updates. This time we were excited about a lot more than three features, so we decided to focus in…

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Ranger November 2015 Flash – Surfacing after two really busy (behind the scenes) months

You can find the latest flight plan snapshot at aka.ms/vsarFlightPlan     news Videos Monthly Catch-up: MVP Rangers with Brian Harry (Channel 9) Demo: VS Team Services – Work Item Visualization Extension Demo: VS Team Services – State Model Visualization Extension Shipped! 11x Visual Studio Team Services Extensions from the Rangers Breakpoint Generator Extension Preview! Moving…

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