Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Wennder dos Santos

Who are you? My name is Wennder, I am a Microsoft MVP and a software developer at Lambda3, but most of the time I am working to automate all of the manual work in my team. What makes you “tick”? I always want to be better than yesterday. I work with very intelligent people and…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – David Kalmin

Who are you? I am an Application Development Manager for Premier Support for Developers at Microsoft and love every minute of it. I get to work with customers to proactively promote ALM and DevOps utilizing tools like TFS/VSTS. On a personal level I am a father, husband, dog owner, entrepreneur, softball player, ping pong player,…

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Effective feature isolation with TFVC – what do you think of the work-in-progress sandbox?

We’re looking for ways to be more transparent with the development of our guidance, give the developer community an opportunity to give early feedback, and deliver value quicker. The guidance sandbox is where we’re planning to collaborate on new DevOps and Branching guidance, before committing to aka.ms/techarticles. Example For example, we just created this pull…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Jeffrey Opdam

Who are you? My name is Jeffrey Opdam and I have been working for 13 years with .NET, as a developer, technical lead, Scrum master and later on also as a software architect. During these years I have been using and supporting teams with Team Foundation Server. I started out as a freelancer in March…

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Our December 2016 champ is Mattias Sköld for running circles around our extensions

We are pleased to introduce Mattias Sköld in our series of posts to recognise the champs of the Ranger community. He’s been nominated by his peers for his commitment to quality, passion, and sheer endless energy in the upcoming Offline Test Execution extension project. When everyone in our community was told to unplug over December,…

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Accessing Azure Storage from a VSTS extension

The Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) extension framework gives you the ability to store data in the data storage of an extension. This is the ideal location for data that is retrieved or collected by the extension itself but the corresponding APIs are not accessible from outside of the extension context. If your extension requires deep interaction with…

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Extensions experiencing - Hang - Does not load - HTTP 401s in browser console on upgraded TFS server

Symptom You may be experiencing authentication issues with extensions running in an on-prem Team Foundation Server (TFS), upgraded from any TFS to TFS 2015 Update 2/3, TFS 2017 RC, or TFS 2017 Update 1 RC. When you try to access an extension point, you may experience a “hanging” extension or a HTTP 401 error in…

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Visualize the health of your builds - a sneak preview of the Team Project Health extension

The Team Project Health extension, created by Wouter de Kort, Jakob Ehn, Utkarsh Shigihalli, and Ed Elliott, enables users to visualise the overall health of builds. When you’re running multiple CI/CD pipelines, it’s invaluable to visualize the overall health of your projects. This extension contains a number of dashboard widgets, that enable users to create…

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