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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Meet your hidden enemy- FOBO

Containers, Scala, CI/CD, Nomad, Immutable servers, Microservices, Kafka, Prometheus, ELK, Serverless, chat-ops, MongoDB, Kotlin, GraphDB, noSQL, React, Redis, Consul, infrastructure as code, Heroku, Terraform, Packer, Service Fabric, kubernetes, Spark, neo4j Ok STOP!!! Disclaimers: The essence of the article is not technical They’re my personal thoughts and isn’t based on a scientific theory We all feel…

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Our June champion is Edward Fry, for his passionate analysis of our transition

We are pleased to introduce Edward Fry in our series of posts to recognise the champs of the Ranger community. He’s been nominated for his tenacious information gathering, interviews, and analysis of our engineering process transformation. He’s also one of the authors of our our journey of transforming to a DevOps culture article (work in…

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Help us refine our extensibility focus and energy from gap filling to enablement

To ensure that we deliver value, we’re continuously adapting our focus and strategy. We’re reviewing our extensibility strategy for the coming few months and need your feedback to be successful. Are delivering value to you? Are we missing important adoption blockers, feature gaps, or ideas?  Please take few minutes to read this post and share…

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Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Champion of Champions 2017 award

We are pleased to announce the nominees and winner of the Champion of  Champions Award 2017, selected by their peers for impact over the past 12 months. The champion of champions is the brightest star amongst all ALM Rangers, who we admire and respect. Reviewing the nominations is always an amazing experience. It’s humbling to…


Our April champion is Mikael Krief, for his tenacity and passion with the generator-vsts-extension

We are pleased to introduce Mikael Krief in our series of posts to recognise the champs of the Ranger community.    He’s been nominated for his tenacity to react to change requests from the community, to pull request feedback from the extensibility team, and for his infectious passion for the Yeoman – generator-team-services-extension project. The…


Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Visual Studio Team Services Bot

Who are you? Hi, I am the Visual Studio Team Services Bot. I am the newest member of the Visual Studio ALM Rangers. I like chatting with people, bots or APIs. I just started talking to Visual Studio Team Services. I am very keen to learn all that there is about VSTS, Maybe you can…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – David Sanchez Aguilar

Who are you? I work at Microsoft at Specialist Professional of Development Tools for Latam New Markets region (Central America and Caribe Islands). I am Microsoft technology consultant. I’m certified as MCP, MCT, MCSD and Microsoft Specialist. Previously to join Microsoft, I was an Microsoft MVP. I am graduated from Computer Systems Engineer and graduated…

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Our February champion is Kevin Mack, for his energy in the SonarQube project

We are pleased to introduce Kevin Mack in our series of posts to recognise the champs of the Ranger community. He’s been nominated by his peers for his endless energy and enthusiasm for the SonarQube ARM Template project and for taking ownership of the associated team blog posts. We asked Kevin why he’s so passionate…

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