Migrating from HP Test Tools to Visual Studio – 15th April, London

The Visual Studio testing tools are now in their second major iteration and many organisations are already using them to help integrate the development and testing efforts in their projects. Many large organisations have historically been using the HP testing tools, and one of our Gold Partners, nFocus, is running an event to explain the…

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Recent ALM announcements (GIT Support, Update 2 Features and OData)

Wow, last week was quite a week for Visual Studio ALM with quite a few important announcements… GIT support in TFS and Visual Studio Firstly Brian Harry announced our support for GIT (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/bharry/archive/2013/01/30/git-init-vs.aspx). Our customers have asked me many times around our plans for DVCS support so I am delighted that our roadmap has been…


Visual Studio 2012 Update 1 Released

The first Update for Visual Studio 2012 and Team Foundation Server is now out. This includes new features in four main areas: Windows Development SharePoint Development Agile Teams Continuous Quality Soma’s put a great summary together so take a look at that for the details and it’s available now for download. I’m going to put…

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Multiple Teams with TFS 2012 & Visual Studio Scrum v2.0

RippleRock are one of our closest partners in the UK when it comes to facilitating Agile practices with Team Foundation Server.  Colin Bird is the founder of RippleRock but formerly, as Conchango’s CTO, he was responsible for their Agile consulting services and tools, including Scrum for Team System. Colin has written a very interesting blog…

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Visual Studio 2012 Page Inspector

The new Page Inspector in Visual Studio 2012 really helps with a common problem – where does something I can see in my web application’s UI actually come from? Where in my source code will I need to look? Page Inspector provides integrated browser diagnostic tools that allow you to see where UI elements are…

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Design Patterns UML Toolbox extension for Visual Studio 2012

I’ve just updated my Design Patterns UML Toolbox extension for Visual Studio 2012. I’d noticed that the version I’d put together for the Beta was not installing correctly in the RTM version so this fixes that. I’m not sure exactly what the problem was but rebuilding the solution with Visual Studio 2012 and the 2012…

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Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012 Events: Reading, Edinburgh and London

We’re putting on some more Application Lifecycle Management events in October and November. These are essentially an end to end demo running through Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2012. We run them as relatively small and informal sessions and they run from 10:00 until approximately 14:00, with lunch included, covering: Overview of the Microsoft…

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Visual Studio 2012 Testing Tools Launch Events

nFocus, one of our UK Gold Partners, and specialists in quality assurance and testing, are running two Visual Studio 2012 launch events specifically focussed on the testing tools. These free, half day events will include a lot of demonstrations of the testing tools, covering test case management, manual testing, exploratory testing, performance testing and how…

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Enabling TFS Source Control with Expression Blend for Visual Studio 2012

I’m at the world record attempting GameJam, Gameathon UK, supporting the teams using Team Foundation Service preview to produce their Windows 8 App games. A question that I got asked was how to use TFS source control with Expression Blend for Visual Studio 2012. It’s actually quite simple, although not intuitive: Edit the Expression Blend…

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Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio 2012, 5th September

We have this free event running in our Victoria offices on the 5th September: Agenda 09:30 Registration 10:00 Start · Overview of the Microsoft development tools · Requirements capture and Agile planning · Development including version control, code quality and automated builds · Test case and defect management including exploratory testing · Automated and performance…

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