Agile Software Engineering with Visual Studio & TFS: Downloadable Course

Lee Stott recently told me about a course on Agile Software Engineering using Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 from the University of Calgary. What I find fascinating about this is: It’s a complete, tried and tested course, designed to fit one semester. All the courseware is available in the download (slides and…

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Dealing with conflicts in TFS work items using the Excel integration

A question that pops up reasonably regularly when showing the Excel integration into TFS is how it deals with conflicts, e.g. a work item is updated by someone else not using Excel, and then you try and update (publish) the same work item from Excel. I thought it was worth a quick post to show…

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Windows Azure Tech.Days Online Conference

I thought it was worth pointing out the following Azure online conference, the details below are self-explanatory so here’s the information: “We are pleased to announce the next iteration of the Windows Azure Tech.Days Online Conference. Why attend? Join during at lunchtime and hear from local UK experts, Get the opportunity to get an express…

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An introduction to Agile development with Team Foundation Server: But I’m not a .NET developer

TFS support for Agile practices Tailoring TFS to support your Agile process with process templates Iteration planning Information radiators But I’m not a .NET developer Agile support in TFS 11 I thought it would be interesting to get some guest writers in this series of blogs and I’m very grateful to Richard Fennell from Black…

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An introduction to Agile development with Team Foundation Server: TFS Support for Agile practices

TFS support for Agile practices Tailoring TFS to support your Agile process with process templates Iteration planning Information radiators But I’m not a .NET developer Agile support in TFS 11 [Reposted from the old blog site in order to continue the series here] A topic that comes up reasonably often is how Team Foundation Server…

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Visual Studio 2010 UML Design Pattern Toolbox Items Extension

I presented at the Black Marble Architecture Forum in the North event in December and one of the things I showed was how to create a toolbox item extension to add a UML design pattern into Visual Studio’s UML toolbox. Having done this I checked and couldn’t find any extensions that covered the Gang of…

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