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 [...]

18 04, 2014

Custom Web Performance Test Plugin

By | 2014-04-18T10:30:28+00:00 April 18th, 2014|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Software Testing, Tools, Visual Studio 11|6 Comments

I was recently doing a workshop on Web Performance and Load Testing in Visual Studio when we stumbled upon a testing scenario that required an input of unique invoice identifiers. Essentially, the business logic would fail to create an invoice if the identifier matched one that already existed. This seems like a trivial problem, but [...]

1 05, 2013

Quality enablement with Microsoft Visual Studio 2012

By | 2013-05-01T09:00:57+00:00 May 1st, 2013|Microsoft Test Manager, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio 2010 Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio Lab Management|0 Comments

In the modern application lifecycle one of the key messages is one of quality enablement. Quality will be the key differentiator between you and your competitors over the next few years and the old excuses are just that… old.

22 04, 2013

Importing Tests into Test Manager

By | 2013-04-22T11:32:44+00:00 April 22nd, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server|1 Comment

Applies to Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS) Test Manager Findings How can you import Unit tests into Test Manager for BVT suite? Solution and Steps 1) You can use the TCM command to import a Unit Test (and others) into Test Manager. 2) Build the project with Unit Test. 3) Open Developers Command Prompt for [...]

10 04, 2013

Enable Feedback support for users in Team Foundation Server 2012

By | 2013-04-10T11:00:45+00:00 April 10th, 2013|Team Foundation Server, Visual Studio 11|1 Comment

You can enable Feedback support for users in Team Foundation Server 2012 very easily with a few simple permissions. This works great with Team Foundation Server and even better with Team Foundation Service.

8 04, 2013

Web Performance and Load Testing with Visual Studio 2012 – Remote Execution

By | 2013-04-08T11:15:11+00:00 April 8th, 2013|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Practices, Software Testing, Tools, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio ALM|72 Comments

Building quality into software is often a huge speaking point here at Northwest Cadence. We believe that testing and coding should be done simultaneously, and that everyone on the team is responsible for the quality of the software – not just the testers. One major form of testing that can go unnoticed for quite some [...]

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 [...]

19 02, 2013

Knowledge Base: Removing SharePoint Extensions in Team Foundation Server 2013

By | 2013-02-19T14:16:31+00:00 February 19th, 2013|Visual Studio 11|5 Comments

Issue: If the integration of SharePoint 2013 and TFS 2012 goes poorly, it may be necessary to uninstall/reconfigure your SharePoint Extensions. The location of this option however, is not easy to locate. You may end up with a screen that looks something similar to the above. Solution: After an hour of searching, I finally located [...]

5 02, 2013

Building Applications with Visual Studio 2012

By | 2013-02-05T09:15:03+00:00 February 5th, 2013|Visual Studio 11|0 Comments

Northwest Cadence’s new Training Course: Building Applications with Visual Studio 2012 This 3-day Training  Course focuses on the effective use of Visual Studio 2012 ALM tools.  Various members of software development teams, including developers, testers, and team managers, will learn how to improve their software development process, the quality of their code, and the speed [...]

22 10, 2012

Add a Hyperlink to Work Item Changed Alert Email

By | 2012-10-22T15:17:23+00:00 October 22nd, 2012|Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Uncategorized, Visual Studio 11, Visual Studio Team System|3 Comments

I was tasked to customize the email that was sent out when an alert has been set up to send an email on a work item changed event in Team Foundation Server 2012 (TFS2012). The customization was to add a static link to the work item, which is actually a good lead into doing more [...]