Roll-up Board Widget goes wide

In response to user demand, the Roll-up Board Widget v2.0.24 introduced support for wider views, up to 10 dashboard cells wide. While we recommend to keep your boards simple for easy visual tracking, we understand that there’s a need for complex boards in niche scenarios. Here’s a simple example of 1×3, 2×3, 2×4, and 2×10…

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Roll-up your backlog board on your dashboards

We’re pleased to announce the latest version of the Roll-up Board Widget, created by Mikael Krief, which allows you to display aggregated views of your backlog boards on your dashboards. What’s New? Based on telemetry observations and your feedback, we’ve evolved the extension a bit. Do not display hidden backlog level The dropdown list does…

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Our journey of a continuous transformation to a DevOps culture

In 2015, the ALM Rangers moved from a traditional organization to self-organizing teams and embraced a DevOps culture. We started an article, or is it a journal, that captures the process we used, the results we observed, and how the Rangers reacted to the transition. You can find the latest version here. It should come…

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Early Overview: Kanban Board Configuration Export Extension

Many teams need to craft a customized version of their Kanban boards in Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) and then use that board on other teams. Sometimes, the organization needs to enforce certain process standards. Other times, it may just be that teams want to emulate the great board layout of a successful team. Whatever…

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Planning … it’s all about people!

A very long and interesting chat with Steve St Jean triggered this post. It’s a list of learning’s from our teams. Our journey, as a community, started a long time ago … 9 years and 11 months to be precise. We practiced Microsoft Solutions Framework (MSF), explored the CMMI Principles and Values, Agile Project Management,…


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…


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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