Deprecating our Folder Management extension

The Folder Management extension was one of the first extensions we published on the marketplace, spear headed by Wouter de Kort. We are building a ‘create folder’ feature in the product for VSTS and TFS 2018 or higher. Because of this, we’re deprecating this extension for those products. Once support for earlier versions of TFS…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Lia Keston

Who are you? I’m a Consultant in the Modern Apps Domain (Joint DOD space) and I’ve been in Software Development for almost 25 years.  I enjoy solving “unsolvable” problems for my customers and I’m rewarded by seeing the tangible value that software solutions bring to them.  Outside of work, I spend my time with my…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Henry Been

Who are you?My name is Henry Been, an architect at SnelStart Software. I am responsible for working with our development teams to create working, problem solving software out of ideas of our product owners. In this capacity I am very focused on the goal of continuously delivering value and less on the goal of creating…

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How Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) makes an enterprise agile

To run a business successful a company actually needs to master two things in particular: “Doing the right things” “Doing the things right” At least this is what management schools are using as one of the key principals for managing a business. Obviously VSTS enables teams to build solutions “right”. It provides first-class features for…

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Our journey of a continuous transformation to a DevOps culture

In 2015, the ALM Rangers moved from a traditional organization to self-organizing teams and embraced a DevOps culture. We started an article, or is it a journal, that captures the process we used, the results we observed, and how the Rangers reacted to the transition. You can find the latest version here. It should come…

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Resolution for WhiteSource “Unhandled: error is not defined” and “where’s my project” issues in our CI/CD pipelines

One of the pipeline we’re fine-tuning as outlined in the manage your open source usage and security as reported by your CI/CD pipeline post was recently blocked with two issues. Issue 1 – “Unhandled: error is not defined” Last week the build started to fail with the “Unhandled: error is not defined” issue, as shown. …

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Building VSTS Extensions with feature flags – Part 3

We shared possible scenarios for using feature flags in part 1 of our research. Part 2 focused on securing data sent to LaunchDarkly using the Azure Function. We continue with the call of the LaunchDarkly Rest API from VSTS extensions. You may recall, that we intentionally deferred the scenario in which the user decides which…

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