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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What do you like and dislike with the latest Version Control guidance?

We are investigating the next phase of the Version Control (ex Branching and Merging) Guidance, potential integration with MSDN, using other delivery channels and accepting contributions from the ALM community. current portfolio v3.2 – Version Control Guidance  Guidance: Branching strategies, TFVC Gems, Dependency Management with NuGet, and Git for TFVC Users. Quick Reference Posters: TFVC…

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Understanding the Visual Studio ALM Rangers

Mission The Visual Studio ALM Rangers provide professional guidance, practical experience and gap-filling solutions to the developer community. aka.ms/vsarmission Core values As a team the ALM Rangers have come to value the following: Razor sharp focus on quality and detail on the work we do Favor simplicity and low tech over complexity Expect and adapt…


Library of tooling and guidance solutions (aka.ms/vsarsolutions)

A library of out-of-band tooling and practical guidance, extensions,  and community solutions, complementing our publications (aka.ms/vsarpublications). You can get information about new features and bug fixes included in the releases here. Extensions | Guidance and Tooling | Community Solutions | Retiring Guidance and Tooling | Deprecated Solutions Extensions Library of Visual Studio and Visual Studio…

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How to raise an idea on UserVoice

What is UserVoice? So first things first, what exactly is UserVoice? UserVoice is an online tool that allows users to channel their ideas and suggestions for Microsoft’s products. Once an idea is raised in UserVoice, others can see the idea and are able to vote on it. The online tool automatically sorts by the most…

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Introducing the team (aka.ms/vsarindex)

List of all active Visual Studio ALM Rangers from around the globe. Tags: distinguished | scrum/ruck master | Champion Award | Champ of the month A Abel Wang  Ajay Bhosle André Dias Anthony Borton B Baruch Frei Brian Minisi Brian Randell C Cesar Solis BritoChris Boretos Chris Mason Clementino Mendonca D Daniel Mann Daniel van der Starre  Danny…

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VS and TFS community widgets (aka.ms/widgets)

Based on popular demand, we have restarted a list of cool, productive and recommended community widgets for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server recommended by the Visual Studio ALM Rangers. community widgets Categories: Admin, Agile Planning, Azure, Build and Continuous Integration, Coding, Feedback, Migration, Productivity, Source Control, Teams, Testing and Other. CATEGORY WIDGET OWNER COST…

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Library of videos and publications (aka.ms/vsarpublications)

A library of supplementary videos, books, publications and papers, created in addition to the guidance and tooling solutions. PUBLICATIONS – Books | Magazines | MSDN | Online | Papers | PostersVIDEOS – Demos | Microsoft Virtual Academy | Solutions | Talks | Updates Books | Magazines | MSDN| Online | Papers |Posters Books Managing Agile…

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Champion awards (aka.ms/vsarchampions)

List of all champion awards and honorary Visual Studio ALM Rangers. Champions Champion of ChampionsBrightest star amongst the ALM Rangers, that we admire and respect. 2011 – Michael Fourie 2012 – Michael Fourie 2013 – Michael Fourie 2014 – Brian Blackman 2015 – Brian Blackman 2016 – Josh Garverick 2017 – Hosam Kamel   Project…

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