Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Oren Novotny

Who are you? I am Oren Novotny, Chief Architect, DevOps & Modern Software at BlueMetal, and Microsoft MVP since 2014, awarded in two categories: Windows Development and Visual Studio & Dev Tools. At home, I am a husband, father, photographer, skier, foodie, and lover of technology. I believe that technology is meaningless in a vacuum…

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VSTS Gems- Branch filters in environment triggers

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 Branch filters in environment triggers <click> on image for animation. Area Release TFS Availability Future Value Have more granular control on which artifacts should be deployed to a specific…

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VSTS Gems- Identify flaky tests

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 Identify flaky tests <click> on image for animation. View flaky tests in the Test hub: Area Test TFS Availability Future Value Increase confidence in automated test process effectiveness Save…

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Updates from the DevOps VSTS Bot

Dear community, I want to inform you for my upcoming update, which will be deployed on February 10, 2018. Update has rolled out, as of 9:00 AM CET. Encryption of sensitive information I have made sure that I only save personal information, that is needed to help us with your Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) tasks. That resulted…

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VSTS Gems- Three ways to beef up your boards

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 Three ways to beef up your boards. <click> on image for animation. Area Planning Availability Now Value Show roll-up of board on your dashboard Highlight important cards Enable live…

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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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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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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Geoff Gray

Who are you? I am a Senior Load and Performance Test Consultant with a degree in Computer and Electrical Engineering and more than 20 years’ experience at Microsoft helping companies in the IT industry improve their applications’ stability, maintainability and performance while also teaching them how to manage these environments moving forward. I have supported…

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