The NEWS is back for Visual Studio 2015

The Why the Visual Studio NEWS extension is nothing to ignore or sneeze at post introduced a really cool Visual Studio Extension. Fortunately Utkarsh Shigihalli and Tarun Arora have upgraded and released the extension for Visual Studio 2015, which means that I can monitor the Visual Studio Updates, Visual Studio Service and ALM Ranger news…

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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 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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Extracting effective permissions from TFS whitepaper and sample

We are pleased to announce that the release of the Extracting effective permissions from TFS research findings, packaged in a whitepaper and samples, based on a prototype, not a production solution. where is the stuff? where is security auditing research feedback? We have completed, but not yet made plans to release the security auditing research…

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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…

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Widgets rule … but how do you find them and do authors care about feedback?

My experience in why the Visual Studio NEWS extension is nothing to ignore or sneeze at made me realise that the widgets, extensions and tools that extend Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server are invaluable. Discoverability is an issue, gathering actionable feedback and remembering to regularly use them can be challenging. finding the widgets There…

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Controlled Vocabulary 101 … typed at the most stunning office!

Yesterday I enjoyed listening to Hyper-V, PowerShell and other 933>|m (aka geeky) MVPs sharing their knowledge, experience and passion at the Canadian MVP Days Community Roadshow 2014. During one of the breaks, I needed a quick reboot break and sat at the harbour, in what must be the most beautiful office I have ever had…

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Pirates ship ALM Readiness Treasure Map v3 release for Windows 8.1

We are pleased to announce the third major release of ALM Readiness Treasure Map v3 to the Windows Store. “Greetings fellow pirates!  The ship has now sailed on v3 of the ALM Readiness Treasure Map!  We’re excited to share this new version with you, as we have included the ability to update the content dynamically. …

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Integrating “News” in the VS IDE … a cool extension update!

Utkarsh Shigihalli and Tarun Arora released v1.2 of the News extension, which allows you to get Visual Studio Online news and updates inside Visual Studio. What I noticed immediately is the option of not only keeping track of Visual Studio Online Updates and Visual Studio Service Blogs, but also selecting which ALM Ranger blog notifications…

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Visual Studio ALM Community Widgets (aka.ms/widgets)

This page has been retired and has been migrated to our Visual Studio ALM Rangers team blog!  Based on popular demand, we have restarted a list of cool, productive and recommended community widgets for Visual Studio and Team Foundation Server recommended by the Visual Studio ALM Rangers. The listed widgets are either free or available…

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