We have shipped … Visual Studio Lab Management Guidance

“Cowabunga” … the Visual Studio ALM Rangers have finally shipped the Visual Studio 2010 Lab Management Guidance.

Here is Bijan’s “ship-it” message, copied “as is” from his email:

It is finally there! This morning, we published the RTM release of Rangers Lab Management Guide on Codeplex. Kudos to the team for our largest FY11 project and one of our top strategic investments for this year.

Please help us spread the new by actively blogging about it. Use this email as a starting point or refer to the Rangers blog or the project table of content blog post.

Project Description

This Visual Studio ALM Ranger project has the primary goal of delivering scenario based and hands-on guidance for the planning, setup, configuration and usage of Visual Studio Lab Management, backed by custom VM Template automation for reference environments.

Bookmark the Visual Studio Lab Management Guidance TOC blog and monitor the Visual Studio ALM Rangers blog, using tag tfslm, for the latest information on this project.

The Visual Studio 2010 and Team Foundation Server 2010 VM Factory project is a companion solution, which is focused on the Virtual Machine (VM) Factory, used by and referred to by this guidance.

The following Epics summarize the scope of the guidance which is designed for professional deployment of Lab Management in production environments.

  • Visualisation of the guidance using quick reference posters
  • Advanced golden image management using the VM Factory for Lab Management
  • Provide guidance on setting up Test environments with respect to pre-defined personas
  • Provide Guidance to enable large and small teams to setup and configure both automated and manual tests
  • Provide practical guidance for managing and maintaining a Lab Management environment
  • Provide practical guidance to enable teams to quickly setup and configure their lab management environment


Adimulam Sudheer, Akhil Walia, Bijan Javidi, Brian MInisi, Bob Hardister, Chris Burrows, Christian Nielsen, Ewald Hofman, Francisco Fagas, Giulio Vian, Harish Reddy Kothapalli, Hassan Fadili, Jahangeer Mohammed, Kris Lankford, Mark Nichols, Mathias Olausson, Micheal Learned, Pål Bendiksen, Patricia Wagner, Paul Meyer, Pieter Gheysens, Richard Florance, Rui Melo, Siraj Syed, Sven Hubert, Thomas Schissler, Tony Feissle, Vijay Machiraju, Willy-Peter Schaub, Zayd Kara


Bijan and JeffJ

“WELL DONE” team!

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