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17 10, 2013

Released – Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 RTM

By | 2013-10-17T11:30:37+00:00 October 17th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Visual Studio 2013|Comments Off on Released – Visual Studio 2013 and Team Foundation Server 2013 RTM

Visual Studio 2013 just went to public RTM this morning.  They did it at mid-night Oct 18th New Zealand time, so it's hitting a day earlier that most of us thought here in the US.  Which is awesome.  (I love when Microsoft does stuff like that.) I happened to bump into just the right people [...]

22 05, 2013

Handling Strange Work Item Field Friendly Names after a TFS 2012 Upgrade

By | 2013-05-22T11:00:07+00:00 May 22nd, 2013|Team Foundation Server|2 Comments

After upgrading to Team Foundation Server 2012, you may find some fields that have unexpected friendly names. For instance, System.VSTS.Common.BacklogPriority field may have a friendly name of “Backlog Priority – Microsoft Visual Studio Scrum 2_2” instead of the expected (and out-of-the-box) “Backlog Priority”. This isn’t a bug, but the way that Microsoft handles conflicts when [...]

17 05, 2013

MCSD ALM Certification Resources

By | 2013-05-17T11:25:04+00:00 May 17th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

If you’re looking to achieve the MSCD ALM certification, there are three tests you need to know about.  Below are resources for all three exams.   70-498: Delivering Continuous Value with Visual Studio 2012 Application Lifecycle Management Recently Anthony Borton (EnhanceALM) and myself (Steven Borg) ran an 8 hour Jump Start training session to prepare for [...]

10 05, 2013

Lab Manager Demo

By | 2013-05-10T13:12:32+00:00 May 10th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

Interested in using Lab Manager with SCVMM? Not sure how to test your installation? Check out the demo below!  Using Standard Environments is fairly straightforward, but we’ve seen many people have challenges validating that they have a correct Lab Management infrastructure when using a System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM). In this Lab Manager demo, [...]

13 09, 2012

VS 2012 Launch and New Announcements

By | 2012-09-13T07:51:21+00:00 September 13th, 2012|Visual Studio 11|0 Comments

As I arrived to the Visual Studio 2012 launch, I wasn’t sure if I was entering a technical launch or a nightclub…  I rolled up to the line of valet parkers in black suits, walked down the purple carpet, was welcomed with an easy registration and a swanky leather bag, and entered into the dark [...]

11 09, 2012

Kanban support now available in TfsPreview.com

By | 2012-09-11T09:48:49+00:00 September 11th, 2012|Kanban, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server|3 Comments

I’m a Kanban fan.  It brings clarity and focus of the effort to speed software delivery, overcome problems, and help build a team of effective, learning people.  Kanban is an approach to process improvement that is characterized by incremental, rather than revolutionary change.  Teams start where they are, and use Kanban to help identify bottlenecks [...]

29 02, 2012

Upgrading to Team Foundation Server 11 (TFS 11) Beta

By | 2012-02-29T09:16:30+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server|3 Comments

The upgrade is surprisingly simple and quite fast.  Here’s a short video showing the upgrade process.  Only 5 minutes long, so it’s a short watch!  It covers downloading TFS 11 Beta, running the install wizard, and upgrading a two tier TFS server. Video: Upgrading to TFS 11 Beta

29 02, 2012

Visual Studio 11 Beta is LIVE!

By | 2012-02-29T07:24:18+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Visual Studio 11|0 Comments

Microsoft has just posted Visual Studio 11 Beta for download! We’ve reached the light at the end of the tunnel.  Release is now in sight, and you can “Go Live” today, if you like! Here are the links: Download link: Visual Studio home page: http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us Go Live Information: http://www.microsoft.com/visualstudio/en-us/products/go-live Northwest Cadence VS 11 Learning Library: [...]