ALM Rangers ship update #1 for the Team Foundation Server Word Add-in

We are pleased to announce that we have released the first update to version (1.0.12.0622) of the Team Foundation Server Word Add-in, adding support for Word 2010 64-bit. See Word4TFS10-x64misi and Rangers_vsarword4tfs_1.0.12.0622_Everything.zip files in the latest The add-in allows you to import work items from a Team Foundation Server Team Project and generate professional-looking Word…

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Edgar Vega Calderon

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 Microsoft Services Senior Consultant specialized in development platform. My Primary areas of involvement are Object Oriented Analysis and Design, Refactoring, Industry Standard Design Patterns, Software Factories, Architecture Frameworks, Service Oriented…

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ALM Rangers ALM Dogfooding … proving the new process and lifting the last confusions (we hope) – Part 7

Backed by a successful dog fooding story! The vsarGuidance – TfsBranchTool team was the first team to start and finish a project using our latest revision of the Ruck process. With a minor burn down hiccup, resulting from team taking on more work mid-sprint (scope creep), the three sprint burn-down charts pleased even our most…

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Willy’s Cave Dwelling Notes #10 – Managed Extensions Framework (MEF) … simplicity rules!

The Quick Response Sample – TFS Branch Scenarios sample solution is based on the Managed Extensions Framework (MEF). To understand MEF and be in a better position to review the code base, I decided to do a quick tour and build a simple calculator using MEF (we started calculator samples in the 90’s, so why…

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FAQ – Where is the Branch Plans folder for TfsBranchTool Extension?

In Quick Response Sample – Visual Studio Extension to support the ALM Rangers Branching and Merging guidance the team announced the VS Extension, following up on the Quick Response Sample – Command line utility to create TFS Branch Scenarios release. In FAQ – TfsBranchTool: How do I customi[s|z]e a TFS Branching scenario plan we explained…

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ALM Rangers ALM Dogfooding … pondering over documentation – Part 6

Continuing from ALM Rangers ALM Dogfooding, Ruck and the new TLAs – Part 5 I decided to share some learning’s and recommendations around documentation, which is part of a Program Manager’s, in fact everyone in the team’s project lifecycle. Start with the basics Whether you are documenting a specification, an article, an eBook or guidance…

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New book: Professional Scrum Development with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

Richard completes his latest project! After seeing it evolve from an idea to a complete work of art, filled with real-world experience and guidance, I can highly recommend this book. MS Press blog post is here. Direct download link to sample PDF is here.

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Introducing the Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Suliman AlBattat

This post is part of an ongoing series of Rangers introductions. See Ranger Index (Who is Who?) for more details. Who you are? My name is Suliman Al Battat, I am a Dev Tools VTSP for Microsoft Jordan. In love with Visual Studio Application Life Cycle Management. I was awarded as MVP in Visual Studio ALM…

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ALM Rangers ALM Dogfooding, Ruck and the new TLAs – Part 5

Continuing from ALM Rangers ALM Dogfooding and the age of the visual board – Part 4 we will focus on the Ruck backlog in this post, sharing experiences, asking for candid feedback and giving the ALM Ranger project leads a checklist to work with. IMPORTANT: Always refer to the ALM Rangers Practical Ruck Training and…

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FAQ: Remote Teams and Managers … a feasible scenario?

We had an interesting brownbag discussion at the Vancouver Development Centre yesterday. Here are three of the slides and the nuggets that emerged from the discussions. We are in essence bridge builders, connecting the product groups, marketing and leadership, with up to 200 ALM Rangers scattered across the globe, time zones and infrastructure topologies. Our…

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