VSTS Rangers … correcting the perception


I joined the VSTS Rangers team as a Solutions Architect | VSTS Core Ranger on 26th January 2009 and while I am still finding my feet (I actually know where the feet are, but the world they are standing on is currently daunting) it is a good time to define what I understand what a VSTS Ranger is all about. I may, or probably will, update this blog to correct my perceptions and understanding with time.

Ranger_Wrong   Ranger_Correct
… wrong perception of rangers, when thinking of VSTS Rangers!   … the correct perception of rangers, when looking at VSTS Rangers! The guy standing in the middle of a forest, confronted with a blocked road and willing to go the extra mile to clear the road and make the forest a better place for everyone.

The objectives I gathered in sessions and discussions to date:
Blue Surgeon Man in Green Scrubs, Holding a Pen and Clipboard Clipart Illustration

  • VSTS Rangers are responsible for the creation of reusable “out of band” solutions for missing functionality in the TFS and VSTS family of products.
  • VSTS Rangers are striving for active community readiness knowledge sharing.
  • VSTS Rangers can and are influencing VSTS.vNext … the next generation of the tools.

The welcome I have received to date is exceptional and I am really looking forward to work together with the product group, the core rangers, the extended rangers and the community at large. WOW … what I have seen at TechReady8 in terms of technology, passion and enthusiasm is hard to explain.


Comments (5)

  1. I’m pleased to welcome Willy-Peter Schaub to the Team System team as our newest Ranger.  Willy is

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  3. What are VSTS Rangers and their objectives? The rangers exist in many product groups, focused on key

  4. Juba mõnda aega olen ma maininud seltskonda Visual Studio Team System Rangerid, aga täpsemalt infot jaganud