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9 09, 2013

Visual Studio 2013 Release Candidate is available!

By | 2013-09-09T10:00:31+00:00 September 9th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|4 Comments

At Build this week Steve Ballmer announced the blue wave of products from Microsoft. This included Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Client 8.1 and most importantly Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013.

27 08, 2013

Team Foundation Server 2013 Upgrade Weekend

By | 2013-08-27T09:41:24+00:00 August 27th, 2013|Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server|Comments Off on Team Foundation Server 2013 Upgrade Weekend

The product team has created a great opportunity to upgrade during the Team Foundation Server 2013 Upgrade Weekend on September 13-15. Unless you have been hiding under a rock you have likely noticed the recent buzz over the TFS 2013 Preview. Well as you know that while Team Foundation Server 2013 is production ready it [...]

21 08, 2013

Does your company culture resemble Survivor?

By | 2013-08-21T12:24:44+00:00 August 21st, 2013|Kanban, Lean, Process, Scrum|Comments Off on Does your company culture resemble Survivor?

Does your company culture resemble Survivor? Do you have a culture in your organisation where individuals that help others are considered slackers for not getting their own assignments complete?

13 08, 2013

Configure features in Team Foundation Server 2013

By | 2013-08-13T12:53:32+00:00 August 13th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Visual Studio 2013|0 Comments

So you have upgraded to Team Foundation Server 2013 but you still don’t have some of the features that you upgraded for. There is a wizard for that but it is not supper discoverable that allows you to configure features in Team Foundation Server 2013.

28 06, 2013

Team Foundation Server 2013 Preview is available and Go-Live

By | 2013-06-28T16:56:03+00:00 June 28th, 2013|Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server|0 Comments

At Build this week Steve Ballmer announced the blue wave of products from Microsoft. This included Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Client 8.1 and most importantly Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013.

21 05, 2013

The Insufficiency of Scrum is a fallacy

By | 2013-05-21T04:00:50+00:00 May 21st, 2013|Process, Scrum|4 Comments

The insufficiency of Scrum is a fallacy perpetrated by teams that don’t step up their practices in concert with their planning and don't really want to make it work anyway. You can fail doing Kanban, XP, Merise and SSADM just as easily unless you have good engineering practices as well.

13 05, 2013

Reserve an Agent for a special build in Team Foundation Server 2012

By | 2013-05-13T11:00:18+00:00 May 13th, 2013|Tools|0 Comments

By the time you hit the AgentScope activity in a TF Build workflow you are already running on the agent and if you have things you need to configure you need to figure out some way to reserve an agent before you get there.

1 05, 2013

Quality enablement with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

By | 2013-05-01T09:00:57+00:00 May 1st, 2013|Microsoft Test Manager, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Lab Management|0 Comments

In the modern application lifecycle one of the key messages is one of quality enablement. Quality will be the key differentiator between you and your competitors over the next few years and the old excuses are just that… old.