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 [...]

7 07, 2015

Stop! Don't Upgrade TFS!!!

By | 2015-07-07T12:07:18+00:00 July 7th, 2015|Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), DevOps, Kanban, Practices, Process, Scrum, Source Control Management, Team Foundation Build, Team Foundation Server, Tools, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2008 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2010, Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM, Visual Studio Online, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Team System|2 Comments

Have you been putting off upgrading TFS and now you’re ready to upgrade?  Are you itching to take advantage of the great features in Team Foundation Server 2013 update 4?  Are you excited to take advantage of the query-based chart authoring in Team Web Access?  Do you want a better triage experience?  Are you hoping [...]

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 [...]

18 06, 2014

TechEd 2014 North America – second chance!

By | 2014-06-18T11:55:14+00:00 June 18th, 2014|Kanban, Lean, Process, Scrum, Team Foundation Server, Tools, Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM|0 Comments

I was honored to speak at TechEd North America again this year on two topics: From Vanity to Value, Metrics that Matter: Improving Lean and Agile, Kanban and Scrum Hybrid ALM: Using Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio Online Together As always, there was a great crowd at TechEd and I got lots of great [...]

1 05, 2014

Guest Post: Safely simplify TFS queries with a Current iteration path

By | 2014-05-01T08:25:13+00:00 May 1st, 2014|Practices, Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server|1 Comment

Without a WIQL variable such as @currentIteration everyone needs to modify all of their queries every iteration if we want to have any individual or shared queries looking at the current iteration. Or do we?

12 03, 2014

Don’t miss the Using Git with Visual Studio 2013 Jumpstart TODAY!

By | 2014-03-12T09:21:54+00:00 March 12th, 2014|Practices, Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio ALM|0 Comments

Join experts Steve Borg and James Tupper as they walk you through this demo-focused session focused on learning the ins and outs of Git. Our experts will give you a fundamental understanding of Git, show how it differs from other systems, and explore the benefits of using Git with Visual Studio Online and Windows Azure. [...]

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 [...]

1 07, 2013

Video: What’s New in Team Foundation Server 2013: Online Test Plan/Suite Management

By | 2013-07-01T11:53:55+00:00 July 1st, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Visual Studio 2013, Visual Studio 2013 Team Foundation Server|2 Comments

Below includes a 5-minute demo video on the new testing tools in Visual Studio 2013. Team Foundation Server 2012 Update 2 gave us the ability to create and edit test cases in Web Access, and an online test runner which greatly increased the viability of cross-platform testing. The Visual Studio team at Microsoft has continued [...]