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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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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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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Our April champion is Mikael Krief … again … for his continued passion to deliver value to our users

We are pleased to re-introduce Mikael Krief in our series of posts to recognise the champs of the Ranger community, one year after Our April champion is Mikael Krief, for his tenacity and passion with the generator-vsts-extension. He’s been nominated for his continued tenacity and passion to improve our VSTS extensions, research ways to improve…

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devconf’s log #3 – Sessions, Cubes, and lots of collaboration

Continued from devconf’s log #2 – Sun, Mandela, and no Bowtie. After lots of meetings, discussions, and content preparations we finally completed the devconf event in Johannesburg. I’ll share a lot more photos and the feedback from todays sessions soon. Here are a few pictures to give you a snippet of a phenomenal day of…

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devconf discussions – What is DevOps?

Sharing a few of the discussions before, during, and after devconf, a community driven, developer focused, one-day conference hosted annually.   The questions that were asked the most over the past few days are “What’s DevOps”, “Can’t I buy DevOps”, and “How do I get started”. Here’s my three [cents | pennies]. What’s DevOps? It’s…

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devconf discussions – Feature Flags

For the next few days I’ll try to share a few of the discussions before, during, and after devconf, a community driven, developer focused, one-day conference hosted annually.   Feature flags are definitely a hot topic. Here are some of the questions we discussed over the past 2 days and my thoughts. How do we…

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How we deliver the DevOps VSTS Bot

To deliver changes for the DevOps VSTS Bot into production, we use a combination of Github and Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) to deploy a Web Application to Azure App Service. Backlog The team keeps the backlog in VSTS, using a Kanban flow, pulling work from right to left. As we are a small team…

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We have an idea … now what?

Our ALM | DevOps Ranger community consists of a bunch of smart, passionate, part-time volunteers – or Geeks – that have great ideas for solutions that could potentially be “awesome” or address a missing feature or adoption blocker. The team mapping our VSTS extension Value Stream recently asked me “when we have an idea, what…

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