Value Stream Mapping for our VSTS Extensions

We the ALM | DevOps Rangers are a bunch of volunteers brought together by our enthusiasm of Microsoft’s ALM and DevOps technologies. Our mandate is to provide practical guidance, experience and gap-filling solutions to the developer community. Creating VSTS Extensions is part of our gap-filling solution. Currently, there are about 12 active VSTS Extensions created…

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VSTS Gems- Skip scheduled builds if nothing has changed in the repo

VSTS is a great platform, but did you know about its gems? Follow this short post series where we undercover some of its coolest features. Gem Skip scheduled builds if nothing has changed in the repo. <click> on image for animation. Area Build TFS Availability Future Value Save Compute resources (agents) Reduce build noise Avoid…

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Using the NavigationService in your VSTS and TFS extension

Last week a user of our Team Project Health extension reported an issue when using the extension on Team Foundation Server 2018. TPH delivers a set of dashboard widgets that give you a quick overview of the status of your builds and releases. Figure 1 – On the ALM Ranger VSTS account we have a…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Jose DelaCruz

Why did you join the ALM Rangers?  I found very interesting what ALM Ranges are doing, I think I can be of help given my prior ALM/DevOps experience, I want to be part of an ongoing community of which I can make contributions and make a difference. Who are you?  I am a Senior IT…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Michael Thomsen

Who are you?  Michael Thomsen, Builder of Software, professionally since 2004 with a focus on the .NET and more recently JavaScript ecosystems. Independent consultant and entrepreneur since 2014. Currently starting up a business called Agile Extensions. What makes you “tick”?  I have a “quick starter” mentality, always trying things not afraid of throwing them away…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Richie Lee

Why did you join the ALM Rangers? I think that it is very important to recognise that there is more to software than writing code. The ALM Rangers program offers a collaborative approach to help provide tooling in CI/CD, an area that I have a lot of interest and experience in. I have many open…

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