Ranger Flash – March 2014 … landing lights are on!




A few projects are on final approach and expected to land during April.


beta news

TFS on Azure IaaS team shipped a silent BETA to ALM Rangers and ALM MVPs.

Version Control Guidance team has split deliverables into two separate flights, one focused on the Git for TFVC User and the other on the three other guides (branching, TVFC and NuGet). The latter shipped a silent BETA to ALM Rangers and ALM MVPs.

triage #8

As outlined in what has changed in the home of the ALM Rangers during FY13 we introduced a quarterly triage of solution ideas. There are no new Visual Studio UserVoice ideas, assigned to the Rangers category, and we have more than enough “in-flight” and “getting ready for take-off” ideas on our flight plan status board as shown above. See you in triage #9 during July 2014!


welcome our new Rangers

Please welcome the following new ALM Rangers: Calvin Clark, Paul Laberge and Soung Bae.

highlights from the communities

Orlando Code Camp had a full ALM track that was very well attended.  The event had over 600 people and the ALM room stayed really busy all day. We had 4 ALM MVPs in hand: Brian Minisi, Paul Hacker, Steve St. Jean and Esteban Garcia. For more information see: Orlando Code Camp Recap.

Jim Szubryt reports on the Flourish! Open Source Conference 2014 on April 5th held by University of Illinois at Chicago.

Jeff Bramwell shares the agenda and the slides for Omaha ALM User Group Meeting, 3/18/2014.

VS Anywhere continues to support and be dog-fooded by Rangers. Visit https://vsanywhere.com/web/ for an overview of the efficient geo-distributed team productivity tool and latest downloads.

interesting reads

important Ranger reads


tell us about your success stories!

Are you aware of a success story in which the Visual Studio ALM Rangers and/or their solutions have accelerated the adoption of Visual Studio, unblocked an engagement and/or resulted in a happy user? See Tell us about your success stories for details.

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Paul Hacker, Esteban Garcia and Steve St. Jean at the Orlando Code Camp.
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