Rangers Flash – December 2012 in pictures

Low bandwidth and reviewer’s month – a vision by the ALM Rangers to scale back on the development and focus on reviews and most importantly our families. We decided to skip the formal flash format and present a gallery of photos that summarise December 2012 instead. Winter returns to Vancouver Eagles return … … the…

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TFSBranchTool – Two videos by a phenomenal team

The following team … … has released two videos which will help you understand and enjoy the quick response solution TFSBranchTool: See Channel 9 Video by Brian Keller and Micheal Learned for a great demo. See RangersTalk – An insight into the inner world of the Quick Response TFS Branch Tool by the team for…

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Weekly flash quiz solutions – 2012/12

To create some distractions in the weekly status emails we have been sharing some snippets from photos which have been published on this blog, documentation, or our Facebook pages. Here are the solutions for the December snippets, whereby none got close tis month Self-portrait using the Surface keyboard that just arrived for our youngest Arrrrrrrrrrrrrr…

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Happy holidays ALM Rangers | Community

Dear Rangers and everyone who worked with us this year! 2012 has been a very busy and exciting year for the ALM Rangers We delivered the comprehensive wave of ALM Readiness guidance, we introduced the exciting Quick Response solution concept, we seamlessly introduced the quarterly idea/project triage, and continued our dogfooding of the Team Foundation…

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FAQ: Branching is easy, but can I merge without branching?

Baseless merging is well documented in the TFS Branching and Merging Guide and MSDN, as are the perils in numerous blog posts. However, often questions pop up such as “Can TFS 2012 perform merges across projects in the same collection?”  … let’s try, whereby this is a “quick and simple” experiment to answer this question…

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Calling all ALM Rangers and ALM Community to capture your ideas!

We are fast approaching our third triage of ALM ideas for the next ALM Ranger project adventures and urge you to capture your ideas and wishes for Visual Studio ALM in UserVoice before January 2013. Whether you need a sophisticated ALM solution …   … or simply have a wish to explore exciting ALM technology and…

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Calling all ALM Rangers to nominate their Champions!

We are calling on all ALM Rangers to cast their votes for the ALM Ranger champions as outlined in the recent monthly and weekly flash emails. One Ranger six votes What awards? The awards are based on "ALM Rangers" performance for the past 12 months and divided into 6 categories: Ruck Master – mentor, guide…

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Rangers Flash – November 2012

PROJECT NEWS The teams pushed hard to complete most of the development tasks by the end of sprint 5 (November), encouraging everyone to re-focus on their families during sprint 6 (December) and allow the ALM Ranger reviewers to digest “what we have”. “Shipped” Team Foundation Server Word Add-in shipped update #1 to add Office 2010…

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ALM Rangers ALM Dogfooding … dealing with bugs on tfs.visualstudio.com – Part 8

Bugs? We are not talking about these interesting colleagues … … but about the Work Item Type “Bug”, used to report missing or incorrect features, crashes or other unwelcome guests in software development lifecycles. During the course of our dog-fooding adventures we noticed a few challenges appearing in a few of the teams in terms…

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Weekly flash quiz solutions – 2012/11

To create some distractions in the weekly status emails we have been sharing some snippets from photos which have been published on this blog, documentation, or our Facebook pages. Here are the solutions for the November snippets: 2012/10/22 in White Rock at a soccer game. 2012/10/08 in Semiahmoo Bay at low tide. “A”-Ranger Award, which…

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