16 09, 2016

New Videos on Enterprise App Development with Visual Studio and VSTS

By | 2016-09-16T11:48:23+00:00 September 16th, 2016|Agile, Application Development, Kanban, Lean, Process, Release Management, Scrum, Visual Studio Team Foundation Service|0 Comments

We are excited to share some exclusive videos on app development recorded by Northwest Cadence to help you learn how you can build better apps with new features in Visual Studio. Contact clientservices@nwcadence.com to learn more about any of these topics or to speak with one of our experts. Watch the videos here Follow @nwcadence [...]

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 [...]

25 05, 2016

How I Discovered Open Source Support in TFS / VSTS!

By | 2016-05-25T08:45:45+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Application Development, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Azure, Source Control Management, Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2015 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team Foundation Service|0 Comments

I've always been attracted to the new and shiny. In August of 1995 MICROSOFT introduced Windows 95 to the world. With a radically new UI design, an amazing vision of how 32-bit apps should play together, and an aggressive marketing campaign to increase the consumer awareness of Windows (At the time, only 3-4% of the [...]

4 04, 2013

Are you ready for Visual Studio 2012.2?

By | 2013-04-04T09:08:39+00:00 April 4th, 2013|Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team Foundation Service|0 Comments

Are you ready for Visual Studio 2012.2? We sure are! Currently Visual Studio 2012.2 CTP4 has been released with a “Go-Live” license (which means that you are supported in production) and the gold version just arrived moments ago! A hot topic right now consists of the many changes Microsoft is making in their release cadence [...]

25 05, 2012

Free Public Sector Event: Agile Development Using Visual Studio ALM

By | 2012-05-25T12:07:07+00:00 May 25th, 2012|Kanban, Lean, Scrum, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team Foundation Service|0 Comments

June 25 | FREE online training event Northwest Cadence, in partnership with Microsoft’s Public Sector Developer Tools team, has delivered several Visual Studio 12 events across multiple cities this past quarter. We weren’t able to reach everyone, and wanted to create a remote version of this VS 12 Public Sector event for you to attend! [...]

24 05, 2012

The Rolodex days are over; the ExecDev is born

By | 2012-05-24T10:01:40+00:00 May 24th, 2012|Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team Foundation Service|0 Comments

Remember when you used to have a Rolodex on your desk that was packed full of business cards, scribbled-out-then-updated address cards, and maybe a few hand written reminder notes with birth dates and special occasions listed? What caused the demise of the Rolodex days in your world? Was it your mobile phone, Outlook, a CRM [...]

29 02, 2012

Team Alerts in Visual Studio Team Foundation Service

By | 2012-02-29T08:00:28+00:00 February 29th, 2012|Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio ALM, Visual Studio Team Foundation Service|1 Comment

In the previous version of Visual Studio ALM, it was quite complicated to add alerts. That is, unless you wanted each individual user to add their own alerts (which in the enterprise is unreasonable) then you had to use something like the TFS Event Handler. We have been looking to Microsoft to fill at least [...]