ALM Rangers are briefly shutting down for some quality family time!

Please be aware that we are asking all ALM Rangers to honour the family>job>rangers mantra and limit the ALM community activities from December 20th – January 6th, which includes this blog. We are suggesting all Rangers to remember to take their mobile phone and laptop when they un-plug, but leave behind (forget) their power supplies…


Testing Mobile Applications using Perfecto Mobile’s MobileCloud … v2 is available!

We are pleased to announce the second revision of Device Testing, focused on mobile device testing using Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server along with our Industry Partners. This release uses Perfecto Mobile’s unique cloud-based approach to mobile quality enablement, based on real devices and powerful ScriptOnce automation capabilities, which complements Microsoft’s vision for and…


Philly Application Lifecycle Management User Group

If you are in the Philadelphia area and interested in or passionate about Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) you should consider looking into the Philly Application Lifecycle Management User Group, organized by one of the ALM Rangers Brian Minisi. The first meeting is in January! Visit for more information.


Looking for trend reporting against VS Online and more? Peruse the new TFS Reporting Guide!

We are pleased to announce the release of TFS Reporting Guide v1, which will take you on a fascinating journey to discover the exciting and powerful reporting features provided by Team Foundation Server. This is v1 of a potentially long and evolutionary adventure. This guidance is focused on providing practical guidance and a reference solution…


Another great “back to the future” song from South-Africa :)

I enjoy supporting talent, in this case ex-school colleagues from our oldest son Alexander. Special memories ! In the take some time to listen to a great song by the the Illustrators post I asked you to enjoy the song Love, which featured some interesting hardware from ages back… The band just released their next…


TFS Upgrade Guide comes out of silent BETA release and ships v3 for TFS 2013

We are pleased to announce the release of TFS Upgrade Guide, v3 for practical guidance for an upgrade to TFS 2013. This guide is intended as a supplement to the Upgrade information found in the Team Foundation Server Installation and Administration guides. It is recommended to begin with the Team Foundation Server Installation and Administration…


Pirates ship ALM Readiness Treasure Map v2.1 release for Windows 8.1

We are pleased to announce the third release of ALM Readiness Treasure Map v2.1 to the Windows Store. “Hello, fellow pirates!  Hopefully you have had a chance to use version 2.0 of the ALM Readiness Treasure Map application  and are enjoying the improvements that it brought over v1.0. Our team has been working on even…


Ranger Flash – November 2013 … MVP summit, robotics and landing projects

The Unit Test Generator v1.2 bug fix release landed safely. Get your update today! silent landings ( What are silent releases…? ) TFS Upgrade Guide v3.BETA was silently shipped on 7th November, introducing the new “crisper” look & feel. TFS Reporting Guide v1.BETA was silently shipped on 20th November, introducing trend reporting to VS Online…