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21 06, 2017

Why Move to VSTS?

By | 2017-10-01T22:32:54+00:00 June 21st, 2017|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

Visual Studio Team Services (VSTS) offers a lot of benefits to most teams over Team Foundation Server (TFS), and this post is designed to help you understand what those benefits are and start taking advantage of the solution yourself! Before we dive into the details, here are a few handy resources for you to [...]

19 09, 2016

Resolving ‘AuthorizationFailed’ when creating resources in a new Azure subscription

By | 2016-09-19T08:26:02+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Azure|3 Comments

Resolving 'AuthorizationFailed' - The client does not have authorization to perform action 'Microsoft.Storage/register/action' over scope At the office, we’re in the process of moving resources (storage accounts, VMs, etc.) from one Azure subscription to another brand-new Azure subscription. We created a resource group on the destination Azure subscription and set up granular security permissions with [...]

13 09, 2016

Ten features that make your life easier in Visual Studio Team Services

By | 2016-09-13T12:05:02+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team Foundation Service, Visual Studio Team System|0 Comments

148. That’s (approximately) how many new features are now available in Visual Studio Team Services right now that are listed as “TFS vNext” on the Features Timeline. There are a ton of cool features in both Team Foundation Server 2015 and Visual Studio Team Services like Build vNext, my favorites being Build vNext (for automated [...]

28 04, 2016

VSTS/TFS REST API: The basics and working with builds and releases

By | 2016-04-28T13:07:31+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Release Management, Visual Studio 2015 Team Foundation Server|11 Comments

Microsoft has released documentation for the VSTS/TFS REST API as of a couple of months ago, and we’re really excited for the opportunities that the REST API brings for VSTS and TFS. Why? Previously, you could use the Client Object Model and the API to interact with TFS. Now, you can interact with VSTS and TFS [...]

1 04, 2015

ALM Knowledge Library expanded to include Process, SQL Server and more Azure videos

By | 2015-04-01T13:36:27+00:00 April 1st, 2015|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

It’s finally here! Check out the 20 new videos released for Q2 2015 in the ALM Knowledge Library, featuring topics on Kanban, Lean and Scrum, SQL Server, Continuous Delivery and Azure. We're also excited to add the fabulous Cheryl Hammond and Dan Wood to the Library's team as video guides! These videos add to the current collection [...]

17 10, 2014

Here’s why Visual Studio 2013.4/TFS 2013.4 rocks

By | 2014-10-17T11:34:39+00:00 October 17th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM|0 Comments

As of yesterday, Visual Studio 2013 and TFS 2013.4 RC is out to the public. The general consensus around the office is that it’s looking pretty sweet. Here are a few updates that we’re excited about: Stakeholder license Unlimited free stakeholder licenses now available for TFS 2013.4 RC, including: Full read/write/create on all work items [...]

21 03, 2014

Advanced Git: Tools for the Cool Kids

By | 2014-03-21T10:24:32+00:00 March 21st, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Tools, Visual Studio 2013|0 Comments

Git and Visual Studio are awesome together. For most commands, I don’t have to worry about using Command Prompt and leaving the slick UI of the IDE. It’s great to make a change, commit, and sync changes in Visual Studio within seconds. Yesterday, I was working on subtrees in Command Prompt, and right when I [...]

18 03, 2014

Git Subtrees

By | 2014-03-18T08:47:03+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|5 Comments

Let’s talk subtrees. This, to me, is a close tie with bisect for the most impressive tool Git has out there. Subtrees allow you to have subprojects within a subdirectory of the main project. You can commit them with the parent directory, make a branch from subtrees, and even do subtree merges with the parent [...]

14 03, 2014

Migrate a repository from GitHub to Visual Studio Online

By | 2014-03-14T11:32:25+00:00 March 14th, 2014|Visual Studio 2013|7 Comments

When I thought about moving a GitHub repository to Visual Studio Online, I assumed that Microsoft would do everything in its power to make it difficult for me to clone it. It succeeded a little – you can’t actually use just the IDE to migrate your repo; you’ll need to jump from the IDE to [...]