Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Dan Marzolini

This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See Ranger Index (Who is Who?) for more details. Who you are? I’m a Developer Consultant for Microsoft Consulting Services based out of Manchester, England What makes you “tick”? Continuously learning; as much as possible as often as possible. Away from work, my time is…

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FAQ – TfsBranchTool: How do I customi[s|z]e a TFS Branching scenario plan?

In Quick Response Sample – Command line utility to create TFS Branch Scenarios we introduced the latest Ranger Quick Response Solutions sample, focused on implementing a consistent branching model as part of team project or team creation process, that complies with the VS TFS Branching and Merging Guide. In this post we will step through…

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A fantastic soccer weekend and history for Whitecaps, thanks to Seattle Sounders :)

After a hectic, but “fun” soccer weekend I have to share some photos and say THANK YOU to Marjorie and the Microsoft Vancouver Development Centre (VDC) for enabling my family to watch the Whitecaps game in style. Never thought I would say this, but THANKS to Seattle Sounders for beating FC Dallas, the Vancouver Whitecaps…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Stephan Dekker

This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See Ranger Index (Who is Who?) for more details. Who are you? My name is Stephan Dekker, Dutch from origin and moved to Australia in 2008, 10+ years experience in IT in various roles from developer, tester project manager, QA/Standards/Process Improvements, to setting up a…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Bandar Alsharfi

This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See Ranger Index (Who is Who?) for more details. Who you are? I am a Consultant working for MCS. I am in love with my wife, Visual Studio, SharePoint, and WCF in the exact order. I was awarded the MVP Award 4 times, twice Connected…

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ALM Rangers – Raising the Quality Bar for Documentation (Part 2)

Continuing from ALM Rangers – Raising the Quality Bar for Tooling (Part 1) we introduce the new documentation style for ALM Ranger documentation. It is another initiative owned by Michael Fourie who has done a phenomenal job to turn the quality dial another notch. New templates at a glance Extracted from 01 — TEMPLATES README.docx…

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ALM Rangers – Raising the Quality Bar for Tooling (Part 1)

When you ask the most pedantic and quality driven ALM Ranger to help you raise the quality bars, you are setting yourself up for an Epic adventure Jokes aside, Michael Fourie has not only been instrumental in the new ALM ranger documentation templates, but has become a feared reviewer for tooling and sample code. The…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Casey O’Mara

This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See Ranger Index (Who is Who?) for more details. Who you are? A Sr. Software Test Engineer in Microsoft IT What makes you “tick”? I’m very passionate about Testing and Software Development.   I’ve always been driven by “why” and understanding how things work.  I enjoy…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – David Pitcher

This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See Ranger Index (Who is Who?) for more details. Who you are?  I am a Senior Software Developer/Build Engineer working for Microsoft IT.  What makes you “tick”?  Working with IT software engineering teams to realize their full potential.  I am very passionate about software engineering…

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ALM Rangers Triage #2 – What happened to your idea in UserVoice?

October 1st we started the second triage of ideas, whereby the rest of this post is a summary of result. If you have submitted an ALM Rangers solution idea, please locate it below and determine if you are happy with the status and comment.  We need your candid feedback to ensure we prepare for the…

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