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14 06, 2013

Continuous Delivery Quick Start Series

By | 2013-06-14T11:40:06+00:00 June 14th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

Are you looking for ways to improve your software delivery cycle into production? Is your automation process more of a manual process? Are you wondering what Chocolatey and NuGet are? Join Northwest Cadence for this complementary webcast series on Continuous Delivery. Learn why Continuous Delivery is important in today’s software process and how it can [...]

6 06, 2013

NuGet for Release Management

By | 2013-06-06T13:19:38+00:00 June 6th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

NuGet has been around for some time, and still many companies are not using NuGet to help with dependency and packaging management. So why NuGet for your release management practices and what are the benefits of using the NuGet package manager tool? The one thing that release management requires is a well defined and traceable [...]

28 05, 2013

What tools should you use to achieve Continuous Delivery

By | 2013-05-28T11:33:31+00:00 May 28th, 2013|Tools|4 Comments

What tools should you use to achieve Continuous Delivery (CD) for software development and a release process? Do you have a Continuous Delivery process? In this blog, I will be share some of the applications to get started with CD.  Applies to Release Management Configuration Management Build Engineers Development Testing Operations Prerequisite Basic understanding of [...]

8 05, 2013

Inserting a Team Build number into the Octopack "Run Version" for a NuGet package

By | 2013-05-08T12:01:36+00:00 May 8th, 2013|Team Foundation Build, Tools, Visual Studio ALM|0 Comments

The Octopack does not auto generate a version number that is the same as the TFS Team Build number for a .nupkg package. Applies to Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS) NuGet Octopack Prerequisite Have a Octopack installed in the application. Solution In the default team build definition template | Open the Run MSBuild for Project [...]

29 04, 2013

Release Management – Build, Deploy, Test, and Continuous Improvement

By | 2013-04-29T15:55:46+00:00 April 29th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Release Management, Release Management|7 Comments

If you have been in the software industry for any length of time, you have heard or even experienced release management practices - the good, the bad, and the ugly. If you are new to release management practices, it’s the “art” of building and deploying software into a consumer type of environment (yes, release management [...]

22 04, 2013

Importing Tests into Test Manager

By | 2013-04-22T11:32:44+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server|1 Comment

Applies to Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS) Test Manager Findings How can you import Unit tests into Test Manager for BVT suite? Solution and Steps 1) You can use the TCM command to import a Unit Test (and others) into Test Manager. 2) Build the project with Unit Test. 3) Open Developers Command Prompt for [...]

15 04, 2013

The difference between Application and Environment Deployments

By | 2013-04-15T10:54:10+00:00 April 15th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Team Foundation Build|0 Comments

What is the difference between an application deployment and environment deployment? To some, it sound like the same thing. The purpose of this blog post is to clarify the difference between “application deployment” and an “environment deployment”, as well as answer the question of “how each deployment practice fits into continuous delivery and improvement processes”. [...]

18 09, 2012

Should You Upgrade or Migrate to TFS 2012?

By | 2012-09-18T11:34:29+00:00 September 18th, 2012|Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 11|0 Comments

Now that Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS 2012) has been released, it is time to start planning and thinking about upgrading. Why, might you ask, do I need to upgrade? The new features alone are reason enough. Here at Northwest Cadence we have had the opportunity to work with TFS 2012 over the last few [...]

14 09, 2012

DevOps with Test Manager

By | 2012-09-14T12:28:47+00:00 September 14th, 2012|Microsoft Test Manager, Visual Studio 11|0 Comments

The first time I saw Test Manager, I thought to myself that it would be a wonderful tool for Release Build Configuration and Operation (DevOps).   Having the ability to run a test suite with all the test steps, parameters, and expected results on release night is necessary in order to have a complete and smooth [...]

11 09, 2012

DevOps with Lab Manager

By | 2012-09-11T10:24:38+00:00 September 11th, 2012|Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server|0 Comments

At a recent engagement I was asked about using Lab Manager 2012 for testing. I was happy to explain how and why Lab Manager can increase efficiency and quality for their development and testing practices.  Lab Manager fits very nicely with DevOps practices, by automating the creation of new test environments which often is done [...]