Our first steps of embracing DevOps when building Visual Studio Team Services Extensions

Visual Studio Team Services extensions allow us to provide gap-filling solutions on the Visual Studio Marketplace, enhance the product, user productivity and experience. The number of extensions, updates, and associated moving parts have been steadily clocking up. As a consequence we have been been considering the promise of DevOps to embrace a set of processes,…

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Three COOL features we noticed on Visual Studio Team Services

We continue highlighting new features on Visual Studio Team Services that are proving really productive for our project teams. Make sure your bookmark and follow Visual Studio News page, which informs you on all the latest updates. This time we picked three features, while working on the backlog of a demo project. Mention using @…

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Ranger Jan-Feb 2016 Flash – Welcome new guidance and widgets!

Sorry for the delay of the January flash, but we were counting down while waiting for the countdown widget! highlights Show area path dependencies extension allows you to display area path dependencies. Print cards v2 extension introduces QR Codes. First of a new series of version control articles were published on visualstudio.com: Map TFVC actions…

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Print cards v2 extension

The Print Cards extension, created by Gordon Beeming and Robert MacLean, allows you to print cards from your Kanban board to use on a physical scrum board. With the addition of QR codes in v2, you can now easily see more details on your device just by scanning the card. Check out the how-to scan…

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Show area path dependencies extension

The Show Area Path Dependencies extension, created by Niel Zeeman with help from Steve St Jean, displays area path dependencies a team has with other teams. Agile teams don’t rely on traditional project management techniques to track dependencies. They are looking for a lightweight way to manage their dependencies on other teams. This extension does…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Kevin Mack

Who are you? My name is Kevin Mack, and I’ve been working in the software industry for 12 years, only the past 6 months have been with Microsoft.  At Microsoft I am an Application Development Manager with Premier where I help customers with a variety of software projects including ALM guidance, coaching, and the use…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Ed Elliott

Why did you want to join the ALM Rangers? Firstly, I have been really impressed with the content that has come out of the Rangers programme. Secondly my area of expertise is database development and how to use ALM to make database development faster and more reliable. I regularly blog on how to use SSDT…

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What do you think of the new crisp and practical guidance?

We have made significant progress with our plans to innovate and modernise our guidance solutions. The next generation of the Version Control (ex Branching and Merging) Guide will be hosted on www.visualstudio.com as articles, such as Map TFVC actions to Git and Move Git repositories between team projects. Intent is to blend into the product…

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Publishing widgets

In the previous post, you saw how we resolved some of the issues that we stumbled upon whilst developing the widget. In this post we’ll explore how to publish the widget. The process to publish an extension is well documented here. Here are the major steps to go through (see the MSDN article for the…

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Issues and resolving them

In the previous post, you saw how to develop the widget. In this post we’ll explore some of the issues we stumbled upon and how we resolved them whilst building the Countdown widget. PATH for node.js You may get a problem with Visual Studio not picking up the correct Node version when you run the…

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