15 11, 2017

SQL Server DevOps: Continuous Integration and Deployment with Redgate’s DLM Automation

By | 2017-11-15T19:16:33+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

I recently wrote about how deploying changes to a SQL Server database has become much easier than ever before and highlighted the three primary methods of automating the deployment of databases, which are Redgate’s DLM Automation, Redgate’s ReadyRoll and Microsoft Visual Studio SQL Server Projects. In this installment, I will go in to detail [...]

6 09, 2017

Knowing Your Customers with Data & AI

By | 2017-09-06T08:31:47+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

All businesses have customers. Do all businesses know their customers? How do businesses retain current customers and find new ones? Can businesses afford to chase customers with limited lifetime value to the company? The answers to these questions come easier with modern customer data analysis and predictive AI. Understanding your customers seemed simpler in the [...]

26 07, 2017

VSTS Authentication: AAD or MSA?

By | 2017-07-26T10:23:59+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Visual Studio ALM, Visual Studio Team System|0 Comments

Visual Studio Team Service (VSTS) allows you to authenticate via two primary methods: Microsoft Account (MSA) – formerly Live ID Azure Active Directory (AAD) There are other authentication mechanisms such as SSH and Personal Access Tokens (PATs) but you need to first authenticate via AAD or MSA before you can use these other alternative mechanisms. [...]

5 07, 2017

Work Item Customization Simplified! VSTS vs TFS

By | 2017-07-05T13:24:14+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

Team Foundation Server (TFS) has always had work item customization power as one if it’s strengths. However, the work was done in XML and was relatively complex. Although much could be accomplished, including relatively complex rules, it took experience and was fraught with complexity. Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) changed all that when they released [...]

5 07, 2017

We're going to Microsoft Inspire 2017!

By | 2017-07-05T12:01:22+00:00 July 5th, 2017|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

This next week we're going to be at Microsoft Inspire (formerly known as WPC, or Worldwide Partner Conference).  We're going to be Tweeting and updating our blog with the latest announcements and information, so, If you don't already follow us on Twitter, add @StevenBorg, @NWCadenceRennie, and @LoriBorg, and bookmark our blog to find out what's [...]

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 [...]

20 06, 2017

Discover Open Source in the Cloud: Azure Opendev

By | 2017-06-20T17:10:37+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

If you are interested in open source technologies, or want to know just how deep Microsoft is going with their cloud-based open source technologies, you need to attend Microsoft Azure Opendev, their first-ever virtual event where they showcase open source technologies in the cloud. During the event you'll discover: How to use containers to build microservice-based [...]

16 05, 2017

Deploying Databases Has Never Been Easier!

By | 2017-05-16T08:43:55+00:00 May 16th, 2017|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Database Lifecycle Management|0 Comments

There are several approaches to SQL Server database development and Database Lifecycle Management (DLM). These approaches range from specialized tools and project types to the storage and cataloging of SQL scripts and everything in between. However, for true DLM, that encompasses all the phases, from development to deployment there are three main options. Option 1: SQL Server [...]

15 05, 2017

Highlights of Microsoft Build 2017

By | 2017-05-15T09:23:31+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)|0 Comments

Microsoft //Build was held May 10-May 12, 2017. There were a lot of amazing things that were discussed and announced, but if you weren’t able to attend, don’t worry! On May 24th, 2017, Microsoft will release a “Best of Microsoft Build 2017 Webcast”. Microsoft will take the best rated content, announcements and solutions, and consolidate [...]