Flash May 2015 – Wave of innovation and happy anniversary!

  You can find the latest flight plan snapshot at aka.ms/vsarFlightPlan news SonarQube Installation Guide, which explains how to set up a production ready SonarQube installation to be used in conjunction with Team Foundation Server 2013 to analyse .Net apps was updated a few times, with more revisions and more guides to come. Version 1.0.5…


The end of Version Control Guidance? A pinch of nostalgia and future plans.

A bit of nostalgia The Version Control Guidance adventure was the first project I engaged with the ALM Rangers, then known as the VSTS Rangers, working on the TFS Branching Guide. It has grown into a blockbuster that not only shared insightful and practical guidance around branching, merging and other source control concepts, but inspired…


Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Mikael Krief

This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See Ranger Index (Who is Who?) for more details. Why do you want to join the ALM Rangers? I would want to join the ALM Ranger because for several years I am fascinated by the ALM (and TFS), I like contributing to the sharing…


Seven major checkpoints involved in starting an ALM Rangers project – Checklist

▲ of Ideas During the IDEAS phase we collect ideas for gap-filling projects from UserVoice, continuously triage them to unearth win:win opportunities, and look for committed owners to convert them to solutions. ? What is a great idea? Just as there are no bad questions, there are no bad ideas. Ideas that might seem wild…


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,…