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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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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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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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…

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Many Git Repositories, but one Team Project to rule them all

One of our current objectives is to dogfood one Team Project, with one default and eight feature Teams, each with its own Git repository, as shown below. huh … ? Here are a few questions you may be pondering over. The answers in italic are my “2 cents”, until the Version Control (ex Branching and…

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TFS upgrade guide revision and the new process guidance paper landed safely

A quick summary of recent releases (landings) of ALM Ranger solutions and other flights we were involved in: TFS Upgrade Guide v3.3 revision, includes feedback from the field, a few typo/grammar corrections and additional guidance steps. Last update was made to the guidance on 2014/09/10. Flight code: vsarUpgradeGuide DOWNLOAD Scaled Agile Framework: Using TFS to…

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¿Habla Español? … Version Control Guides v3

Juan Maria Lao took it upon himself to translate the three available version control guides to Spanish. The result is are three eBooks that will deliver immense value to the Spanish speaking communities in Spain and Latin America. Juan, you “ROCK” as always! Explore Juan’s blog: http://speakingin.net! Please share your candid feedback on this latest…

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