Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Shimail Gillani

Why do you want to join the Rangers? From last 3 Years as Microsoft Cloud Solution Architect, I have worked with lot of Microsoft K-12 and Higher Education customers, where DevOps is found as comparatively a messy area to focus but with has a full of potential for digital transformation. By working with these customers,…

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VSTS Gems – Preview Features

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 Preview Features <click> on image for animation. Area Settings TFS Availability Not available. Value VSTS uses a strategy based on deployment rings and feature flags that allow a fine…

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Announcing the deprecation of a number of guidance and tools

Our mission is to provide practical guidance, experience, and gap-filling solutions to the developer community. These solutions are eventually deprecated for a number of reasons, such as: Gaps are filled as the products and documentation continue to mature () Value of solutions becomes less than the effort to maintain them (no value) Passion and bandwidth…


VSTS Gems – Analytics Extention #1 – Analytical widgets

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 Analytics Extention – Analytics widgets <click> on image for animation. Area Planning. TFS Availability Not available. Value This extension adds a series of widgets (CFD, Lead, Cycle, Velocity, Burndown…

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Refreshed VC, VSTS, and DevOps articles and a call for feedback!

We refreshed a batch of materials we’re creating and updating to support your development efforts with Version Control (VC), Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS), Team Foundation Server (TFS), and your DevOps journey. To continuously improve the content, we need your feedback and contributions. What … contributions? Feedback and Edit You’ll notice on our docs.microsoft.com that…


Recent work on the Countdown Widget for VSTS

Countdown Widget is one of the oldest Ranger extensions. This extension was part of the first batch of extensions developed for VSTS to showcase the new extensibility mechanisms. Over time it has become a valued (top 25) extension with well over 6000 VSTS installations. However, there were several feature requests that have remained unaddressed for…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Art Garcia

Who Are You? I am a .NET developer with over 20 years of industry development experience. I have done everything from VB.NET to C# to Web pages. I have worked in multiple industries and I believe that experience gives me a unique insight on how to do and not to do things. Over the last…

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VSTS Gems- Chain related builds

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 Build dependency – Chain related builds together using build completion triggers <click> on image for animation. Area Build TFS Availability TFS 2019 Value Different configuration settings, options, or a…

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Yet another CI/CD post – Java, Apache spark, Cloudera, Azure and TFS

The Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and Team Foundation Server (TFS) team is committed to the “Any language, any platform” principle and this article describes just one of the infinite and diverse CI/CD workloads you can setup on VSTS/TFS. In this article we’ll demonstrate how to pull together all the technologies and tools mentioned in…

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VSTS Gems – Marketplace, the one stop location for added functionality

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 Marketplace – Need a feature? Have you tried the marketplace? <click> on image for animation. Area Administration. TFS Availability Now. Value VSTS and TFS have public extension points A…

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