Team Foundation Server – Trying to understand Server versus Local Workspaces

I often have these mind numbing episodes where I am trying to understand technology, pondering over the “why” and trying to create a mental “picture”. For some time I have had a background thread running on workspaces and have decided to create a summary of my understanding to initiative some collaboration that will lead us…

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Applying to formatting hotfixes to ALM Rangers guidance … and subtle caution for next wave of guidance!

Michael Fourie has recently identified a small, but annoying gremlin in the http://rabcg.codeplex.com/ and http://ralabman.codeplex.com/ guidance, which together has enjoyed over 7,000 downloads. Not sure why no one has complained as yet, but for both Michael Fourie and I this is a serious “migraine causing”  issue, which has been addressed in hotfix updates to the…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Tony Whitter

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? Tony Whitter, an independent software engineer, IT consultant and trainer. I was born and raised in the UK then emigrated to France. I’m a keen skier, grow exotic…

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Two events that introduce anomalies even into “Swiss” project planning

Imagine trying to schedule an ad-hoc, or even worse a regular recurring meeting for a team that is literally scattered around the planet, taking into consideration time zones, cultures, environments and priorities … welcome to the backyard of the ALM Rangers Other than the normal challenges such as vacation, family emergency, illness and natural or…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Prasanna Ramkumar

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’ve been a software professional since 1994 and have worked as a consultant most of my career. I have worked in different roles that include a developer, lead,…

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Visual Studio 11 Readiness Initiatives – Driven by Epics, Personas and Customer Types

In Requirements Management for Ranger Projects … Epics, Team and Personas we introduced a more formalised requirements management process for all new Rangers projects, which were targeting Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server 2010. Personas In the upcoming Visual Studio 11 Readiness Content (Understanding our Visual Studio 11 Readiness conspiracy) we are reusing the personas…

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Visual Studio 11 Test Drive – Another great day @ the battle star :)

On Thursday evening I made my way to Redmond to attend another great event coordinated by none other than Chuck Here is the high level migration plan from my home in Vancouver to Redmond: To show you the beauty of the suburbs of Vancouver here are a few additional snippets from West Vancouver and Port…

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TFS Integration Tools – Why does guidance state that TFS supports directory level branching? Is this an error?

We received the following question On the Branching section of the "TFS Integration Platform – Subversion Migration Guidance" document, it is stated "Perforce and Clear case, for example, are based on file level branching, whereas TFS is based on directory level branching". I am able to branch a single file in TFS, so is this…

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