Version Control Walkthrough (Branching Strategies) Part 1 – MAIN Only and Simplicity Rules

This level 200 walkthrough series is a companion for the Branching Strategies guidance, which aims to provide insightful and practical guidance around branching strategies with Team Foundation Server. Using a simple sample solution we walk through one possible scenario of starting with no branching strategy and ending with the Servicing and Release Isolation strategy. Prepare…

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Version Control Guidance – Alternative Branching Strategies

This is a new series covering out-of-band version control and branching guidance and discussions, for content that is not (yet) part of the product documentation. We will update this post and add a link to the new branching strategies concepts and common branching strategies when available.   Adapt your branching process for inevitable ‘blips’ Blip -…

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¿Habla Español? … Git para usuarios de TFVC

Juan has translated the latest Git para usuarios de TFVC guide for the Spanish speaking community, adding to his Version Control Guides v3 and Better Unit Testing with Microsoft Fakes translations. v3.2 Version Control Guidance     Who is Juan? In his own words: “Juan María is a hungry developer minion. He learned the quickest…

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Why you should not DELETE after a MOVE if history is important to you!

What happens when you use the move feature in the Source Control Explorer? Let’s explore in a demo environment, do NOT test this on a production system! Exploration #1 – Let’s do a quick move and see what happens We create two team projects DemoSource and DemoTarget, both using the TFVC for version control. We…

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Flash August 2015 – Resuming adventures after a warm summer break

  You can find the latest flight plan snapshot at aka.ms/vsarFlightPlan news We handed off the PowerShell DSC guidance, scenarios and new resources to the PowerShell/DSC team. Watch our team blog for their release announcements. Folder Management Extension moved to M85 by our “Ninja Geek” while the team are cooking up a further eighteen (18)…

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Introducing the team – Oleksandr Shamrai

Why do you want to join the ALM Rangers? I have deep experience on different ALM platforms. But Microsoft ALM remains for me the best ones. I also want to bring my experience in improving the use of MS ALM. Who are you? Started to work as a programmer in 2002, from 2006 on the…

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Publishing Visual Studio Online extensions within the preview

We took “there has never been a better time to use Visual Studio Online, and now you have the power to extend it” on visualstudio.com/integrate/extensions/overview to heart and are currently working on no less than 18 extensions. Features discussed herein are in preview, changes are inevitable and code-breaking changes likely. A special callout and thank…

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Folder Management Extension and our “Ninja Geek”

The Folder Management – Visual Studio Online Extension, by Wouter De Kort, has been upgraded and is back in the gallery of the extensions early access program extension. Find the latest sample code here, as well as the notes on the M85 changes. A special thanks to Abel Wang for doing the migration to support…

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Introducing the team – Shaun Mullis

Why do you want to join the ALM Rangers? Over the last couple years I have been working to implement DevOps practices with my main focus being the automation of manual processes to achieve a higher success rate and repeatable outcomes in software deployment.  My main reason for wanting to join the ALM Rangers is…

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TFS Upgrade – Post Upgrade Checklist

By now you have completed the steps to upgrade to Team Foundation Server 2015. The last remaining items are to run through the post upgrade checklist. Once you have completed the checklist, you should be able to announce a successful upgrade. The steps below are taken from the TFS Upgrade Guidance and updated for Team…