In a recent post I talked about the new integration of Git with TFS as it was introduced in TFS 2012. With TFS 2013, the integration is tighter and even better. Xcode developers can continue to work as they did before, exploiting the immense power of Git as a Distributed Version Control System (DVCS), but [...]
Drum roll please… Continuous Delivery is now directly built into TFS through InRelease in Visual Studio 2013 Preview! The below video provides a brief overview of InRelease and how install/get started.
Sick of being stuck with a plain scrollbar? With Visual Studio 2013, Microsoft has incorporated the VS Power Tools Enhanced Scrollbar functionality (and cleaned it up a bit) into the product. This means the enhanced scrollbar, with it's preview window and quick overview settings, are now first class citizens in VS 2013. Wahoo. Check out the [...]
Sync your settings across Visual Studio 2013 IDEs using your Microsoft Live ID. If you're anything like me you like your IDE the way you like your IDE and all other setups are just plain wrong. I've quite literally spent hours tweaking keyboard shortcuts, fonts, colors, and highlights to get everything the way I like [...]
Find your way around an unfamiliar system, trace down tricky bugs, and create designs from dynamically updated diagrams with Code Maps in the new Visual Studio 2013. For me, there's nothing quite so frustrating as trying to find your way around a complex program for the first time, especially one that has grown organically over [...]
The below demo and blog post will provide a high level of the new activities in Visual Studio 2013 Team Build Toolbox. We now have a number of new activities to choose from, throughout this post we will explore the many lists of these new activities. To start, let’s look at the top of the [...]
Below includes a demo of the new Visual Studio 2013 Team Build running PowerShell. One of the new features that I really like in Visual Studio 2013 is the ability to run scripts using the Default Template. This is a huge time saver! Before we had to create a custom activity to call the scripts [...]
Below includes a five minute demo on the new Visual Studio 2013 Team Rooms. As you can see in the demo, Visual Studio 2013 has a nifty team collaboration tool: Team Rooms. Team Room in VS 2013 As you can see, it is a pretty straight forward instant messaging interface. By default, you get [...]
One of the new features that I really like in the TFS 2013 is the ability to run scripts using the Default template. This is a huge time saver! Before we had to create a custom activity to call the scripts and pass in the parameters. Lets get start on showing you this new feature [...]
New with Visual Studio 2013 is the ability to manage project portfolios to help you understand the scope of work that you have to do. This is part of the Agile Portfolio Planning tools that have been added to Team Foundation Server 2013.