Three great books on DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and Team Foundation Server

What’s the future of books? It’s a question many of us have been asking ourselves, as the time between technology innovation becomes shorter, making it difficult to deliver an up-to-date book. We’d be interested in your views, as a reader, on the future and value of printed versus electronic technology and guidance books. Should we,…

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Talking about Scrum, Kanban, Agile Portfolio Management with Visual Studio Team Services at DevConf ZA

I had the privilege to attend, collaborate and present at the community driven and developer focused devconf conference, which served to inspire software developers! We all battled with heat, ad-hoc power failures, distracting sound issues, and the 30-min sessions made it tough to cover everything we planned. My session was about… I hope I inspired…

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Learn how to implement the DevOps model of expedited software development

If you are interested to “discover how the DevOps approach to software development can improve software quality, expedite release cycles and make your business more agile in responding to user needs” you should peruse the  Certificate in DevOps. You can opt for the part-time in-class option if you are in the Seattle area, or the…

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Time-slicing through a context-switching vortex and proposing a cookbook

Few realise the huge sacrifice many ALM Ranger community members are making for the ALM community. With the exception of two Program Managers, all of us are part-time volunteers, investing an average of 15 min/day timeslice, excluding other community contributions, such as forums, events and trying to keep up with the technology storm. A lot…

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Git for the TFVC User – Workflow Investigations Part 4: Converting a TFVC repository

… co-authored with Richard Albrecht, complementing the Version Control (ex Branching and Merging) Guide. Continued from Part 1 – Making Changes, we would like to share our notes, NOT guidance, and invite you to give us candid feedback on our proposed walkthroughs that are related to the high-level workflow steps mentioned above: Part 1 –…

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Git for the TFVC User – Workflow Investigations Part 3: Reviewing Changes (With Conflicts)

… co-authored with Dan Hellem, complementing the Version Control (ex Branching and Merging) Guide. Continued from Part 1 – Making Changes, we would like to share our notes, NOT guidance, and invite you to give us candid feedback on our proposed walkthroughs that are related to the high-level workflow steps mentioned above: Part 1 –…

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Git for the TFVC User – Workflow Investigations Part 2: Reviewing Changes (No Conflicts)

… co-authored with Dan Hellem, complementing the Version Control (ex Branching and Merging) Guide. Continued from Part 1 – Making Changes, we would like to share our notes, NOT guidance, and invite you to give us candid feedback on our proposed walkthroughs that are related to the high-level workflow steps mentioned above: Part 1 –…

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Git for the TFVC User – Workflow Investigations Part 1: Making Changes

… co-authored with Dan Hellem, complementing the Version Control (ex Branching and Merging) Guide. In our silent preview of the Git for the TFVC User guide we intentionally excluded walkthroughs for “happy path” workflows, including only guidance and basic workflow steps. For example, the Making Changes section included the following five steps: objective In this…

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Git support included with the extracting effective permissions sample and research completed

We have completed our research and released the findings for Extracting effective permissions and Security Auditing for TFS, each packaged in a whitepaper and samples, based on a prototype, not a production solution. where is the stuff? The Extracting effective permissions whitepaper and sample code been released publically. Since Extracting effective permissions from TFS whitepaper…

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Understanding TFS migrations from on-premises to Visual Studio Online – Part 2: Walkthrough

We are pleased to announce the release of the second Understanding TFS migrations from on-premises to Visual Studio Online whitepaper. This second part walks you through the migration of a simulated on-premises environment, using Brian Keller’s VM, to Visual Studio Online (VSO), based on two assumptions: You will be using Excel to migrate Work Items…

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