19 12, 2013

Meet Visual Studio Online: What you need to know

By | 2013-12-19T12:34:18+00:00 December 19th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|Comments Off on Meet Visual Studio Online: What you need to know

With the official launch of Visual Studio 2013, Microsoft rebranded Team Foundation Service to Visual Studio Online. The previously free preview product was finally promoted to full product status, and in the true spirit of Microsoft this promotion included some rocking new content and … a complicated licensing scheme. It’s a good-news/bad-news kind of thing. [...]

17 12, 2013

The One Thing: Successful Daily Standups

By | 2013-12-17T15:51:34+00:00 December 17th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Kanban, Process, Scrum|0 Comments

Do you dread your daily standup? Do you despair of ever getting it into 15 minutes? You're probably doing it by the book, and that means you are doing it wrong. Learn The One Thing to make it work.

12 12, 2013

And Then a Step to the Ri-i-ight: Clearer Definitions of Done on Your Kanban Board

By | 2013-12-12T08:00:56+00:00 December 12th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Kanban, Process|0 Comments

A funny thing happened on the way to the Kanban board: we found a way to make Definitions of Done easier to understand.

1 12, 2013

Manually Backing up and Restoring TFS

By | 2013-12-01T00:00:53+00:00 December 1st, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|15 Comments

I have encountered a great deal of companies that are at risk when it comes to backing up their TFS databases. Some just turn it over to the DBA team without any conversation about data loss risk or the periodicity of backups. Many of these customers put their databases in Simple recovery mode and perform [...]