Seven COOL features we noticed on Visual Studio Online today

We dogfood Visual Studio Online (VSO) 24×7, explore as we evolve, innovate, and continuously fine-tune our process. Our recent Managing agile open-source software projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online eBook is already dated, thanks to the cool features that are released as part of the regular service updates. Here are our top seven (7) features…


VSO Status Inspector – A walk through on creating a Visual Studio extension to track VSO Status, by Utkarsh Shigihalli

Utkarsh Shigihalli recently developed a new Visual Studio extension to track the Visual Studio Online status. Here is his story … Introduction Recently I wrote a Visual Studio extension called VSO Status Inspector to monitor the status of Visual Studio Online (VSO). If you haven’t yet I would encourage you to download it from the…


Visual Studio ALM Ranger Champion Awards 2015

As part of migrating team posts to this team blog, we are pleased to highlight the Champion Awards 2015 winners, the “best of the best”, selected by their ALM Ranger peers and communities, for impact over the past 12 months again. It has been a humbling experience to review each of the comments and realize…


Rolling triages and fire-and-forget projects enable us to increase responsiveness and diversity

In continuous process innovations, many of which are outlined in Managing Agile Open-Source Software Projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online, we evolved the rolling triage and the fire-and-forget project type. Rolling triage In the past we processed quarterly triages of project ideas, many originating from UserVoice, creating four main waves of projects per annum. As…


More formats for “Managing agile open-source software projects with Microsoft Visual Studio Online” eBook

You can now get all the formats (PDF, Mobi and ePub), and companion files for our free eBook as mentioned by Gordon Beeming on RadioTFS from the Microsoft Virtual Academy. With this ebook, we share our best practices in managing solution requirements and shipping solutions in an agile environment, an environment where transparency, simplicity, and…


Custom champ t-shirt for Jim Szubryt

“Microsoft is universally everywhere; every device and development platform for every developer”, is a comment made by Jim Szubryt, in response to the //BUILD event. I promised the Ranger with the best quote a custom t-shirt,  and this is what Jim will be seen wearing soon:  … let’s zoom in a bit … Congratulations Jim,…


Ranger Flash April 2015 – Gearing up to major events and the project rename

  You can find the latest flight plan snapshot at aka.ms/vsarFlightPlan news http://blogs.msdn.com/b/visualstudioalmrangers/ is our new home! Bookmark our team site and keep posting those candid feedback comments! Extracting effective permissions from TFS – sample update v1.2 team is announced an update of the Extracting effective permissions from TFS whitepaper and sample. What do you…


Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Ajay Bhosle

Who are you? Traditionally a .NET developer & more recently an ALM SME, I have significant experience consulting across multi domains. I have worked closely with small & large delivery projects at Avanade India Delivery Center, providing them with assessment & guidance to improve their overall ALM & Agile maturity, enhancing team productivity, collaboration &…


Kudos and custom champ t-shirts for Hosam, Josh, Mattias and Vladimir!

Hosam Kamel once again led a phenomenal research project, delivering top quality practice guidance at short notice and going the extra mile to ship a critical project on time! THANK YOU Hosam … and please remember our family>job>rangers mantra   Josh Garverick, Mattias Sköld and Vladimir Gusarov did not hesitate to “jump” and engage when…

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Extracting effective permissions from TFS – sample update v1.2

The team is happy to announced an update of the Extracting effective permissions from TFS whitepaper and sample. where are the bits? RELEASE V1.2 | WHITEPAPER | SAMPLE ZIP what has changed? Whitepaper No changes. Sample Code Fixed bugs Root area permissions are missing. Root iteration permissions are missing. Refactoring Replaced the hardcoded SecurityNamespaces Id…

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