Offline Test Execution

The Offline Test Execution extension, created by Josh Garverick, Mattias Sköld, and Utkarsh Shigihalli, allows testers to perform Test Steps even if disconnected from Visual Studio Team Services, using an exported Excel Spreadsheet. Export Export the entire test plan, or a filtered selection, to an Excel file. Filter the export to the entire test plan,…

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Announcing Version 1.0 of SonarQube ARM Template

Controlling technical debt is an important exercise for development teams as they embrace DevOps.  Previously we released a beta solution for deployment of SonarQube into azure to help remove blockers around implementing it, but another primary concern will always be security.  With this first official release we have implemented security around the creation of SonarQube…

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Contributing to the VSTS Developer Tools Build Tasks extension

About a year ago I helped one of my clients transition from Team Foundation Server (TFS) 2010 to Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS). In some of their XAML builds they heavily relied on the ability to check in generated content during their builds, something that broke due to the fact that tf.exe could no longer…

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ALM, SDLC, and DevOps: Which Witch is Which?

Background If you’ve been involved with software development or IT administration for any period of time, then you’ve probably heard of ALM, or Application Lifecycle Management. However, the last few years have seen the rise of “DevOps” as the buzzword of the day. But what’s the difference between the two? Is there a difference at…

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Manage your open source usage and security in your pipeline

The open source approach has a tremendous value for us as a technological community. The collaborative development model helps the industry evolve rapidly, increase innovation and save time and money. We all use open source components in our applications, front or back end, JavaScript, .NET or Python, whether it is a JSON serialization library or…

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Importing from JIRA to VSTS

In this post we’ll share our research on how to import your current project information from JIRA to VSTS. Overview There is a rising demand from our customers to sync/move project items from JIRA to VSTS in order to support a wide variety of integration scenarios. Capitalizing on how extensible both platforms are, in this…


We’d like to hear what you think of our Ranger program

We’d like to hear what you think of our Ranger program and would appreciate if you could take a short 1-2 min survey that will help us improve the program! If you’re not an ALM Ranger or WWC member, please take the survey here, or click on how satisfied are you with us on our…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Chris Boretos

Who are you? I started my career at Microsoft as a SDET for 6 yrs, then for 2yrs a SWE, and now a consultant in MCS. What makes you “tick”? I have worked as a SWE where I have not only been delivering features but building out an entire CICD process. Where I have implemented…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Nandu Muralidharan

Who are you? My name is Nandu Muralidharan Nair (Nandu for short), and I’ve been working in the software industry for over 13 years now. I joined Microsoft in 2008 and have played various roles in consulting, software development and program management. During my developer days, I have received the prestigious ShipIt award, among other…

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