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…


TFS Upgrade – Long Lead Checklist

This is a set of preparations where you plan, research and gather information so you are fully prepared to upgrade.   Step Instructions 1 – Review current guide ꙱ – Done Review the current upgrade documentation here. 2 – Schedule meetings ꙱ – Done Schedule the migration planning meetings: Timing, Roles and Preparations. You must…

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TFS Upgrade – Long Lead Preparations

Planning an upgrade to Team Foundation Server 2015 is very similar to previous versions, so much of this post will be familiar from previous version upgrade guides if this isn’t your first upgrade.  It’s useful to plan your upgrade by organizing the work into two timeframes – long lead work (planning and tasks that can…

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TFS Upgrade – Short Lead Checklist

Any upgrade of TFS, regardless of how basic or complex, whether in-place or including hardware migration, needs to be planned.  That planning should start long before the migration happens and should include all parties of the TFS ecosystem, meaning all the user roles as well as infrastructure roles. Week or two prior to upgrade Step…

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TFS Upgrade – New Elements of TFS 2015 that influence an upgrade

Today we’ll begin a series of informational blog posts targeting the latest release of Team Foundation Server 2015.  In these posts we’ll cover many of the major changes in deploying Team Foundation Server that are new to Team Foundation Server in 2015.  Some new aspects may be expected and some may come as a surprise,…

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Flash July 2015 – Summer break with a sprinkle of readiness events and other spices

You can find the latest flight plan snapshot at aka.ms/vsarFlightPlan news Test Planning and Management Guide – Updated … our product owner was excited to announce a new version of this guide, that, in addition to focusing on the core aspects of test planning, also touches upon new product improvements to Manual Testing with Visual…

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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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