Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Richard Fennell

This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See An index to all Rangers covered on this blog for more details. Who you are? I am the Engineering Director of the Black Marble Ltd a Microsoft Gold Partner based in the Yorkshire in North of England. Black Marble specialises in BizTalk &…

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Rangers WCF Load test tool … latest version published to Codeplex!

This morning, we published the latest (Beta November 2010) version of the popular WCF Load Test tool to Codeplex. This tool takes a WCF trace file and a WCF client proxy or a WCF interface contract, and generates a C# unit test that replays the same sequence of calls found in the trace file. The…

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TFS Integration Platform Documentation Refreshed on Codeplex (December Base)

We refreshed the documentation on http://tfsintegration.codeplex.com/ this afternoon, to create the base for the next readiness package that will be included with the product. The document that has been added to the guidance and reflected in the index is the TFS_Integration_Platform-Getting_Started_Rational_101.mht, which introduces the IBM Rational ClearQuest and ClearCase to TFS migration 101 hands-on-lab environment….

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Chris Burrows

This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See An index to all Rangers covered on this blog for more details. Who are you? I’m somebody who is passionate about both my family and about technology.    I’m a Microsoft Senior Consultant based out of the Nation’s Capital (Canberra). During the day…

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It never snows in Vancouver … really?

When we moved to Vancouver in January 2009 we were told by friends and Canadians that is hardly ever snows in Vancouver. Well, the day after we landed in 2009 there was a snow blitz, forcing my wife to drive the kids to school even though she had never driven in snow … back home…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Manuel Boendel

This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See An index to all Rangers covered on this blog for more details. Who you are? I’m 29 years old and father of a girl born 2010. I’m working for Avanade Germany since 3 years and brought 4 years’ experience with me before joining…

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Are the Rangers courageous or crazy to brainstorm and adapt methodologies from clever people as part of Ruck?

Context The Rangers ecosystem is a complex one, made up of members who are full-time employees, contractors or partners of Microsoft, members who are dedicating their personal time and passion to the projects, and members who are distributed around the globe, operating in a variety of time zones, cultures and infrastructures. The latter may sound…

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Rangers Wall of Scrum project has been cancelled … a sensible and responsible decision

The Wall of Scrum project we started months ago (http://blogs.msdn.com/b/willy-peter_schaub/archive/2010/09/02/rangers-wall-of-scrum.aspx) was our #3 most popular project based on voting results. After evaluating the wide range of available solutions, we decided to cancel this project. To avoid this situation in future, we have added this “market analysis” step to our standard process. At the same time,…

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TFS Integration Tools–New Build 31118.00 on Codeplex for the Early Adopters!

The team has just published the first release since August on Codeplex (http://tfsintegration.codeplex.com/) for the bleeding-edge early-adopter. If you are looking for the fully supported release, you must still use the August bits from http://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/5a8d1703-7987-4081-ba2f-9d0b68b0ed3e. What’s in build 31118.00? Revised guidance documentation as mentioned in TFS Integration Platform Documentation Refreshed on Codeplex. Alpha version of…

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Considering a migrating from IBM Rational ClearCase to TFS? Strategies, terminology and gremlins …

The documents Migration Guidance, ClearCase Migration Guidance, Perforce Migration Guidance and Subversion Migration Guidance on http://tfsintegration.codeplex.com all highlight that there are different migration strategies, which should be carefully reviewed before making a choice of the migration or synchronisation strategy. This post summarises a few important topics from a number of the guidance documents, to emphasise…

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