MS Press – Managing Agile Open Source Software using Visual Studio Online

Finally our on-going Visual Studio Online dogfooding adventure and learnings are shared on MS Press for free: … find more free ebooks from Microsoft Press here. Pete, one of our patient reviewers, had this to say: Are you working on a large, distributed software project, maybe with many part-time, and even volunteer resources? Do you…


Visual Studio ALM Rangers – Champion Awards 2015

We are pleased to announce the Champion Awards 2015 winners, the “best of the best”, selected by their ALM Ranger peers and communities, for impact over the past 12 months. It has been a humbling experience to review each of the comments and realize the magnitude of impact these engineers have made to Microsoft and…


Team Foundation Server Word Add-in goes OSS as a “sample”

We are pleased to announce that the release of Team Foundation Server Word Add-in as a sample solution, based on a prototype, not a production solution. Moving to OSS will allow the community to use it in their own ways. where is the stuff? related solutions Review these and other solutions, if you need a…


Visual Studio ALM Rangers update a la Channel9 series

Our monthly status and updates from the community is shared in as in the recent Ranger Flash – October 2014 embraces config as code followed by MVP special. To raise the awareness of our Rangers, their passion for and and solutions in technology, and our sprint summaries, my colleague Anisha Pindoria started a Channel9 series….


PowerShell Desired State Configuration for DevOps and ALM Practitioners v1

We are pleased to announce that the first version of the PowerShell Desired State Configuration for DevOps and ALM Practitioners guidance has shipped. what’s included? Guidance Posters Samples where is the stuff?   the team A special THANK YOU to the team of ALM Rangers who volunteered their personal time and contributed their real-world experience…


Have you ever pondered whether you would be interested in the Program Manager (PM) role?

Have you read the following posts? Are some of the ALM Rangers Symbiotic PM’s? Thinking about PM != PM and the PM role in Microsoft Thinking about PM != PM and Visual Studio ALM Rangers (Part 2) Understanding the ALM Rangers if ( yes )  {     if ( it’s an adventure that would interest…


TFS Planning, DR avoidance and TFS on Azure IaaS v1.4.BETA has shipped!

We are pleased to announce that the v1.4 BETA has of the TFS Planning and DR Avoidance Guide has shipped. what’s new? We now include practical, scenario-based guidance for the implementation of Team Foundation Server (TFS) on Azure Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). We guide you through the planning and setup, based on a real-world…


ALM Community shipped the Flight Plan … a simple, known and informative view!

Our ALM community leads from South-Africa, Robert MacLean and Gordon Beeming, have just shipped the Flight Plan application to the Windows Store. Laduma! Description as quoted from their overview: “Flight Plan works with Visual Studio Online to provide an at a glance review of the status of your projects. Flight Plan does this by connecting…


Version Control guidance v3.BETA flight has landed

We are pleased to announce that the v3 BETA has of the Version Control (ex Branching and Merging) Guide has shipped. Update 2014-05-14: See Delving into the new Version Control Guidance … what’s changed (1) and where is Git if you are looking for news on the Git for TFVC User eBook. what’s new? Third…


Lab Management Guide … v3 update is available!

We are pleased to announce the third revision of Visual Studio Lab Management Guide. This release includes the following changes: Content updated to reflect Team Foundation Server 2012 and 2013. Content includes information on how to upgrade lab management environments. New content on how to leverage Windows Azure IaaS services for lab management. Significantly reduced…