Contributors of tooling and guidance solutions (aka.ms/vsarimpact)

A list of ALM Rangers who volunteered their personal time and contributed their passion and experience to provide these professional guidance, practical experience and gap-filling solutions to the ALM community. For more information on the solutions and contributors, peruse aka.ms/vsarsolutions and aka.ms/vsarindex respectively. A AAD OAuth2 provider for SonarQube Hosam Kamel, Jean-Marc Prieur ALM Assessment…

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Introducing the team – Igor Shcheglovitov

Who are you?? I am a software engineer in testing in Kaspersky Lab. The main specialization is the development of automated integration tests and load testing of Azure cloud services. Engaged in the creation and support of dev/test infrastructure based on Microsoft technologies. Responsible for supporting ALM processes and practices (TFS + MS build, devops,…

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Learn how to implement the DevOps model of expedited software development

If you are interested to “discover how the DevOps approach to software development can improve software quality, expedite release cycles and make your business more agile in responding to user needs” you should peruse the  Certificate in DevOps. You can opt for the part-time in-class option if you are in the Seattle area, or the…

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Test Planning and Management Guide - Updated

The ‘Test Release Management Guidance’, since its first release in early 2012, has been a great resource that lays down guidance about important questions pertinent to Manual Test Planning, such as: What are best practices, based on project size or development methodology? How do I structure my test plans? How do I organize my test…

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Version Control Guidance – Visuals to decorate your office wall or hide cracks in the wall resembling complex branches

Many of us prefer a visualization that delivers a crisp summary of hundreds to thousands of verbose text.  The Version Control (ex Branching and Merging) Guide, now in service mode [1], introduced a number of re-usable visuals for presentations and quick reference posters. We plan to update these artefacts over time and if popular, add…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Derrick Cawthon

Why do you want to join the ALM Rangers? I want to contribute to some of the helpful tools/processes I’ve used over the years. Plus I feel like the more involved I am on projects the more I will learn why certain decisions and directions were taken. Who are you? A book reading/computing loving/movie buff…

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Five more COOL features we noticed on Visual Studio Online today

We started highlighting cool features and their impact on our process and productivity in the post seven COOL features we noticed on Visual Studio Online today. The feature teams are doing a phenomenal job in terms of continuously updating Visual Studio Online and lighting up additional features on the planning boards, such as … Swimlanes…


Flash June 2015 - The first extension has landed

  You can find the latest flight plan snapshot at aka.ms/vsarFlightPlan news Folder Management – Visual Studio Online Extension, by Wouter De Kort is the first of many extensions to be released. what’s boiling over … watch the space! The PowerShell DSC resources, scenarios and guidance, and the Test Planning and Management guidance teams are…


Folder Management – Visual Studio Online Extension, by Wouter De Kort

As one of the ALM Rangers, Wouter had the opportunity to join the early access program for the new extension model for Visual Studio Online. After the storyboard and with his extension idea approved by the product group, he started building the new extension – Folder Management. The idea is simple: create new folders directly…


Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Etienne Tremblay

Who are you? My name is Etienne Tremblay but everybody knows me as “ET” What makes you “tick”? Application Lifecycle Management, I’ve been involved in this field for most of my career even when I was doing Unix way back when… I’ve also been using TFS since the Alpha release in 2004.  I love to…

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