Happy 10th Anniversary ALM Rangers!


Ten years ago the Ranger program was launched. We started with a focus on practical guidance for Team Foundation Server 2005, including the Branching Guidance.

I joined the Rangers as a MVP working on the first edition of the TFS branching guidance visualizations, then a TFS best practice analyzer tool sabbatical, followed by years of adventures with some of the most passionate and knowledgeable individuals across the globe.

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10 years of filling gaps with awareness, guidance and tooling

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Everyone, who contributed to projects, as listed on aka.ms/vsarindex

Abel Wang, Abhimanyu Singhal, Adam Gilmore, Adimulam Sudheer, Akhil Walia, Alan Wills, Alexander Vanwynsberghe, Ambhrin Dhar, André Dias, Andrea Scripa, Andrew Clear, Andrew Whitechapel, Andy Lewis, Angel Valdes Nieto, Anil Chandra Lingam, Anisha Pindoria, Anna Galaeva, Anthony Borton, Anutthara Bharadwaj, Ashish Mehndi, Barclay Hill, Baruch Frei, Bill Barnett, Bill Essary, Bill Heys, Bipin Puthiyaveetil, Bob Hardister, Bob Jacobs, Bob Leithiser, Brandon Hawbaker, Brian Blackman, Brian Minisi, Brian Randell, Caroline Williams, Carsten Duellmann, Casey O’Mara, Cesar Solis Brito, Charles Sterling, Chris Burrows, Chris Lill, Chris Margraff, Chris Wishart, Christian Bitter, Christian Nielsen, Christof Sprenger, Christofer Löf, Cissy Ho, Claudio Leie, Clemens Reijnen, Clementino de Mendonca, Colin Dembovsky, Cosmin Dumitru, Dan Hellem, Dan Marzolini, Daniel Franco Abrahão de Oliveira, Daniel Manson, Daniel Meixner, Daniel Oliveira, Danny Crone, Darren Rich, Dave McKinstry, David Caufield, David Corbin, David Hay, David Pitcher, David Scruggs, David Trowbridge, David V. Corbin, Dennis Bass, Derek Keeler, Donovan Brown, Doug Owens, Duncan Pocklington, Ed Blankenship, Ed Glas, Ed Holloway, Edward Bakker, Enrico Antonacci, Eric Charran, Eric Golpe, Erwyn van der Meer, Esteban Garcia, Ethem Azun, Ewald Hofman, Fabio Casado, Fabio Stawinski, Fermin Cardenas, Francisco Fagas, Francisco Xavier Fagas Albarracín, Gaurav Aggarwal, Geoff Gray, Giulio Vian, Gordon Beeming, Graham Barry, Grant Holliday, Gregg Boer, Guy Teverovsky, Hakan Eskici, Hamid Shahid, Hamid Shahid, Harish Reddy Kothapalli, Hassan Fadili, Hosam Kamal, Hosam Kamel, Igor Scheglovitov, Jahangeer Mohammed, Jakob Ehn, James Pickell, James Szubryt, James Waletzky, Jansson Lennart, Jean-Marc Prieur, Jeff Bramwell, Jeff Levinson, Jelle Druyts, Jens K. Süßmeyer, Jeroen Quakernaat, Jesse Houwing, Jim Lamb, Jim Szubryt, Joakim Karlsson, Joe Donnelly, John Bergman, John Jacob, John Spinella, Jon Guerin, Joseph Abukhader, Josh Garverick, Josh Pepper, Joshua Weber, Justin Marks, Keith Bankston, Kerry Gates, Kevin D’Souza, Kris Lankford, Krithika Sambamoorthy, Larry Brader, Larry Guger, Lennart Jansson, Lenny Fenster, Leonard S. Woody III, Leonard Woody, LeRoy Tuttle, Lonnie Kruger, Lukasz Gratkowski, Malcolm Hyson, Manish Ahuja, Manuel Boendel, Marcel de Vries, Marcelo Silva, Marcus Fernandez, Mario Contreras, Mario Rodriguez, Mark Brown, Mark Nichols, Mark Wildenberg, Martin Hinshelwood, Martin Kulov, Mathew Aniyan, Mathias Olausson, Matt Mitrik, Matt Nunn, Matt Velloso, Matthew Mitrik, Matthew Wilson, Mattias Sköld, Mehmet Aras, Michael Fourie, Michael Lehman, Michael Wiley, Micheal Learned, Michel Perfetti, Mick Miller, Mikael Krief, Mike Abrahamson, Mike Douglas, Mike Schimmel, Mike Taute, Nathan Manis, Neeraj Elkunchwar, Neno Loje, Nicholas Hauenstein, Nico Orschel, Niel Zeeman, Ognjen Bajic, Oliver Hilgers, Oscar Garcia Colon, Osmar Landin, Pablo Rincon, Pål Bendiksen, Patricia Wagner, Paul Meyer, Pete Elliott, Peter Provost, Petr Moravek, Philip Haugaard, Pierre Donyegro, Pieter Gheysens, Pramod Vasanth, Prasanna Ramkumar, Priyanka Janardhan, Rahul Chugh, Raj Selvaraj, Ramon Aldana Borjes, Randy Miller, Ranjit Gupta, Raul Guerrero Carreon, Ravi Shanker, Regis Gimenis, Reviewers, Ricardo Serradas, Richard Albrecht, Richard Fennell, Richard Florance, Rob Jarratt, Rob Maher, Rob Steel, Robert George, Robert Maclean, Ron Bucktan, Roy Robertson, Rui Melo, Ryan Frazier, Sai Charan Chirravuri, Scott Sharpe, Sean Johnson, Sean Lumley, Shawn Cicoria, Shishir Abhyanker, Siddharth Bhatia, Silfarney Wallace, Sin Min Lee, Siraj Syed, Smitty Weygant, Stawinski Fabio, Stefan Mieth, Stephen Godbold, Steve St Jean, Steven Lange, Stuart Preston, Suhail Dutta, Suliman AlBattat, Susan Ferrell, Sven Hubert, Svetlana Kostinsky, Taavi Koosaar, Taavi Kõosaar, Tarun Arora, Ted Malone, Ted Malone, Thomas Isler, Thomas Schissler, Thorsten Dralle, Tiago Pascoal, Tim Star, Tina Botes, Tina Erwee, Tomas Scott, Tommy Sundling, Tony Feissle, Tony Whitter, Utkarsh Shigihalli, Vijay Machiraju, Vinicius Hana, Vinicius Hana Scardazzi, Vinicius Moura, Vladimir Gusarov, Vlatko Ivanovski, Waldyr Felix, Wayne Ewington, William Bartholomew, William H. Salazar, William Salazar, Willly-Peter Schaub, Wouter de Kort, Yoel Arnon, Yun Tong, Zayd Kara.

Top 13, when we aggregate aka.ms/vsarindex

DSCN8715 Congratulations to Hassan, aka Mr. Open-mouthed smile, who made an impact to 12 Ranger projects over the past 10 years.

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The seven that started it all

Here are some of the pioneers that started the Ranger initiatives: Bijan Javidi, David Caufield, Lenny Fenster, Mark Brown, Girish Pillai, Graham Barry, and John Jacob.

Remember these?

We managed to dig up some really old presentations. Remember any of these?
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Happy anniversary Rangers!

The aka.ms/vsar10 link in our anniversary cube is now live!

A collection of images of the anniversary cube. Send us yours to add!

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Suliman @ MVP Open Day 2016

Comments (14)

  1. WouterdeKort says:

    Congratulations! I’m only a Ranger since a year or two but I’m definitely looking forward to the next 10.

  2. Rui Melo says:

    Happy B’Day to all the team! I had the privilege of joining this fantastic team in 2008 and watched it grow and mature and still see a ginormous potential to be uncovered. Now lets have a pint to celebrate 🙂

  3. mikaelkrief says:

    Happy Birth Day to all the team, I am very happy to be part of this team since a year.
    Congratulation

  4. Happy 10 Years All =D. I joined a couple of years ago in 2013 and jumped straight into the TFS 2013 Upgrade Guide project which still today is one of my favorite projects to have worked on. It’s been a great journey so far.

  5. Happy Birthday and Thank You to all of the current and former ALM Rangers! It’s always fun working with such a passionate group of technologists. I’ve truly enjoyed trying to herd the ones on my team into some semblance of order given the sheer vastness of time zones, family and work obligations that we are all under. I’m hopeful that by our 20th Anniversary I’ll have been successful in my herding. 🙂

  6. Hosam Kamel says:

    Happy 10th anniversary ALM Rangers! it was/(continue to be) a privileges and an honor joining such great community of smart, dedicated and passionate experts across the globe! I still remember join the communicate back in 2011(http://i1.blogs.msdn.com/b/willy-peter_schaub/archive/2011/10/19/introducing-the-visual-studio-alm-rangers-hosam-kamel.aspx) time flys!!

  7. Edward says:

    Ten years of leading edge guidance and solutions – what an achievement!! I think of the Rangers as an elite group of very smart people – it’s humbling to be a part of that. Congratulations and thanks to everyone who has contributed so much in all that time!!

  8. I’ve been with the Rangers almost 2 years and it has been a fantastic experience, I want to be in not only 10 years but the rest of my active life 😉 ALM Rangers ROCKS!!!

  9. Congrats tot All Rangers. thanks to Willy Peter-Schaub, Anisha and Bijan for their support in the last 10 years as Rangers PM’s and facilitators. Proud to be part of ALM and Rangers Family. Looking forward to new opportunities soon 😁👍. ALM Rangers, you all ROCKs 👍

  10. Pierre says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary ALM rangers and Congratulations! I joined this great community in 2008 and it has been quite a ride.
    It’s been and continue to be a great resource for our customers, ALM Rangers! and yes we consume our own products, and worldwide TFS users. I am proud of the contributions all the individual Rangers have made and continue to make. Keep rocking Rangers- as the best is yet to come!

  11. Patricia Wagner says:

    Happy 10th Anniversary to a fantastic, dedicated group. The Ranger projects I’ve been privileged to work on have been among the most interesting and fun of all my years here.

  12. Happy Anniversary to our beloved community! I’m glad to be part of such extraordinary team and looking forward for the upcoming 10 years 🙂
    Cheers\\Suliman

  13. This history has been make by thanks to the contribution of each of you

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